Taught course

Deaf Education

The University of Manchester · School of Psychological Sciences

Entry requirements

You must hold qualified teacher status or equivalent. The course is also available to those who are qualified to work in further education.

PGDip Deaf Education holders wishing to take the additional research unit to gain an MSc should have undertaken the PGDip within the last three years. For students joining the course on this basis, the duration will be one-year part-time.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Deaf Education course will help you to train as a Teacher of the Deaf if you are a qualified teacher, or develop research skills that can be applied to this field.

Rapid developments in audiology and our understanding of language, communication and educational practice make teaching and learning for deaf children an exciting area of study.

The course uses an evidence-based approach to meeting the diverse needs of deaf children and places a strong emphasis on translation of theory to practice.

Our course has Department for Education (DfE) and Teacher Development Agency (TDA) approval, meeting the requirements of the mandatory qualification.

Most graduating students go on to teach and support deaf children both in the UK and overseas, although there are also opportunities to continue academic research in this area.

Both MSc (part-time on-campus learning) and PGDip (full-time or part-time on-campus or blended learning) options are available. If you already have the PGDip, you can take an additional unit to gain the MSc award.

Information for international students

Students who have not studied in a predominantly English speaking country are required to hold IELTS 7.0, including 7.0 in the written section or TOEFL 100, including 25 in the written section.

Fees and funding

We are pleased to offer The Lawrence Werth Bursary for Teachers of the Deaf worth £3,000 for up to two individuals enrolling on the MSc/PGDip courses each academic year.

Download the application guidance for terms and conditions. The deadline for application is Monday, 26 February 2018 at 5pm.

The University of Manchester also has a number of bursaries aimed at removing barriers to masters study for students. Find out if you are eligible.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 7601