MSc/PGDip Deaf Education / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

I had no idea 30 years ago that I would still be in deaf education,

and that it would be such a rewarding career choice. Family members and friends often accuse me of loving my job. They are not wrong.

Rory McDonnell / Deaf Education graduate

Most graduating students progress to a career in teaching deaf children and young people. This is a diverse remit and a teacher of the deaf may work in a school for the deaf, a unit or resourced provision, in primary or secondary school, or a specialist early years setting.

Many teachers of deaf children and young people work as a peripatetic teacher of the deaf working across provisions as well as in the homes of deaf children and their families.

Career opportunities can also include a move into academic research or further programmes of study in higher education.

Read a blog post from one of our graduates about what a typical working day as a Teacher of the Deaf involves.

Accrediting organisations

This course is recognised by the Department for Education (DfE) as meeting the remit of the mandatory qualification to become a Specialist Teacher of the deaf children and young people.

Associated organisations