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Education of Learners with Multisensory Impairment (Deafblindness) MEd

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MEd - Master of Education

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

This distance learning programme supports professionals, to work more effectively with learners who are deafblind (multi-sensory impaired) and for teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent can lead to a the MQ in deafblindness.

The Education of Learners with Multisensory Impairment (Deafblindness) course is the only nationally recruiting course leading to the DfE recognised Mandatory Qualification (MQ) in Deafblindness / Multi-sensory Impairment.

This distance learning programme will enable qualified teachers and others working in education related fields to work more effectively with learners who are deafblind (multi-sensory impaired). While many students on the MSI course are practising teachers working with children, others are from further education, social services, paramedical or medical specialisms, or residential work.

Teaching and Assessment

The Education of Learners with Multisensory Impairment (Deafblindness) programme aims to provide an understanding of the effects and implications of dual sensory impairment on development, learning, and communication, through theoretical and practical work. It will include skills in assessment, monitoring and recording, a knowledge of teaching approaches and of support systems.

You will learn at your own pace and in your own home and workplace. Study is supported through interactive online materials, discussions and interaction, and through an allocated tutor in a small tutorial group which allows student contact. Regular broadband internet access is required for the course, and you must have regular contact with learners with MSI for practical work throughout the programme.

Employability

Many of those who have completed the course continue to work with people with deafblindness (MSI) and some continue or progress to influential roles in specialist MSI units, or as advisory teachers for pupils who are deafblind. Others take key roles in such fields as managing further education for MSI learners or sensory impairment in an LEA or other setting, or go on to promoted posts in school or other management.

Application deadline

31 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,810per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

The University of Birmingham is a founding member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities.
Based in the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham offers an outstanding international student experience.
The university has a vibrant international student community and is home to over 10,000 international students from approximately 150 countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 77 1

    17th out of 90 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    141 84%

    13th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    29th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.47 69%

    72nd

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    142 67%

    17th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    54th

    24
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    76th

    65

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