PGCert Deaf Education (International Pathway) / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2022

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English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

We ask for English language proof if you are from non-majority English-speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found on the GOV.UK website ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS: 7.0, including 7.0 in the written section 
  • TOEFL 100, including 25 in the written section

See further information about requirements for your country.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Professional entry qualification

You should currently be working outside the UK in a teaching or support role. You may be already working with deaf children or may wish to do so in the future.

You must also hold a relevant honours first degree (Upper Second or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry. If you do not hold an Upper Second degree, you may still be considered on an individual basis, based on professional experience. Please contact us to discuss your suitability by emailing  

If you have non-UK teaching qualifications you must evidence that your teaching qualifications are recognised in your home country.