The normal entry requirements are:
- An Honours degree (or its equivalent) in any subject
- PgDip with Mandatory Qualification for Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment
- Current employment as an educational practitioner working with visually impaired learners
Applicants whose graduate study or relevant experience was undertaken in languages other than English, will need to demonstrate English language proficiency to the level of an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each component).
RPEL applications are accepted from applicants holding the appropriate mandatory qualification, PGDip QTVI. In these cases, 120 credits will be awarded as part of the entry onto this MA programme where the following criteria has been met:
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the existing knowledge base and current issues relating to teaching, learning and support for visually impaired learners
- Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of research methodologies and debates relevant to the study of teaching, learning and support frameworks for visually impaired learners
- Synthesise current and original concepts for the creation and interpretation of knowledge in relation to teaching learning and support for visually impaired learners
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of the educational professional within a wider social and professional setting
- Apply relevant knowledge of teaching and learning for visually impaired learners to a range of complex educational situations
- Critically assess current practice and issues in education relating to teaching and learning for visually impaired learners, informed by theory and leading edge research and practice in the field
- Demonstrate creativity in the application of knowledge and development of a critical and informed perspective on how techniques of research and enquiry are used to interpret knowledge and practice in Education
- Acquire and synthesise data and concepts from a range of sources and conceptual frameworks and apply this in reflecting on and evaluating educational practice in relation to teaching and supporting learners with a visual impairment
- Demonstrate competence in the application of appropriate learning to educational practice relating to teaching and supporting visually impaired learners
- Manage complex situations relevant to professional practice
- Apply the capacity for original thinking and critical analysis and reflection on participants' professional practice
- Engage in a process of critical evaluation of own value systems and conceptual assumptions
- Communicate effectively to a wide range of individuals by a variety of means
- Manage time and work to deadlines
- Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively
- Be pro-active in recognising the need for change and have the ability to manage change
- Be adaptable and show originality, insight and reflection in dealing with professional issues
- Demonstrate self-direction and autonomy in dealing with professional issues
- Acquire effective learning strategies for the purpose of career long continuing professional development
Months of entry
This MA is a 60 credit top-up for graduates of the PgDip Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment QTVI who want to further their professional and academic development.
- Designed to support students who have completed the PgDip Mandatory Qualification for Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment to undertake a research project in an area of your choice
- Person-centred inclusive thinking and teaching approaches designed to engage you as a self-directed learner and reflective practitioner
- Lead by experts in the field of education who bring both extensive academic and professional expertise
- Benefit from the flexibility of a programme that enables you to fit study around your work commitments person reading brailleLJMU is one of only three providers to offer an MA in Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment.
Information for international students
Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.
Fees and funding
Please see course page for more information.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Education
- 0151 231 3000