UCL Institute of Education, University of London

UCL Institute of Education, University of London

Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)

The course introduces recent theory of cognitive and affective processes involved in reading and writing, and their development in children and adults; evaluates the nature of specific learning difficulties (spld) (dyslexia) across the life span and analyse the implications of its identification; provides a critical understanding of psychometric and educational assessment; develop students� professional expertise in assessing children and adults and in writing professional reports containing recommendations for intervention; analyse and evaluate the implications of research and theory for teaching learners struggling with reading, writing and spelling; develops their understanding of the key principles of learning and reflect on the aspects that underpin their own teaching approach.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree in a relevant subject plus a teaching qualification, and ideally appropriate experience of educational settings or working with children with literacy difficulties. Students need to have access to a school in which they can assess and teach pupils with literacy difficulties.

Course modules

Modules include: Understanding SpLD (dyslexia); evidence-based practice in SpLD (dyslexia); assessment of SpLD (dyslexia); research methodology in literacy.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework assignments and recordings of administering assessments and teaching pupils with literacy difficulties, plus a research report of 6,000 to 7,000 words or dissertation of 10,000 to 12,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,045 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,522 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Institute of Education, University of London Camden WC1H 0AL South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7612 6043