University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

This programme is aimed at those who work with people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties, such as teachers and lecturers, nurses, therapists, psychologists and support staff; it is primarily about the learning and development of children and adults with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties, particularly in the areas of cognition and communication. Education, in its broadest sense, is seen as a key topic but other areas covered include health, therapy and social care; a central theme is multi-agency collaboration, and participants are expected to develop and reflect on their collaborative work as part of the course. All assignments are grounded in reflective and evidence-based practice and are driven by the individual professional development needs of participants.

Entry requirements

A degree (or a professional qualification plus an advanced qualification), in addition to at least 5 years' relevant postgraduate experience; the School may admit candidates with other qualifications and experience deemed suitable for entry to this programme of study; English language requirements may apply for international students.

Course modules

Core modules: reflective practice; developing innovations; enhancing quality.

Assessment methods

Written assignments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
BPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
BPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
BPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
BPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
BPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
BPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Whole course (England) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (International) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
Advanced Certificate Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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