University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Language, Literacies and Dyslexia

The programme is aimed at teachers, speech and language therapists and other professionals working with children, young people and students in further and higher education at pre-16 and FE/HE education levels who have difficulties with learning literacy skills. This programme is essential for practitioners seeking to become specialist practitioners, employable to assess and teach learners with dyslexia and literacy difficulties of school age or in further/higher education. Successful completion of modules 1-3 which meet the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) criteria in practical assessments, allows students to apply for the BDA professional qualification. At the beginning of each year of study, there is an online induction module to the University of Birmingham programme. This module will give all the necessary information to induct students into the programme so that a residential visit is not required. The method of learning involves online reading, literature searches, enquiry based learning through activities and discussion with fellow students in your tutor group, and your tutors. Learning is orientated to relating your study to your professional practice. Study activities include reading chapters and articles on research and practice, quizzes, online discussion of case studies, webinars. Developing studying skills include online searches for research papers, policies and teaching materials, critical reading, problem-solving, and writing skills. There is personal online tutorial support through 'reflective journaling' and discussion with your tutor. Regular group monthly tutorials with your tutor group and tutor are held by Skype.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MEd Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MEd Distance learning September 2017 GBP 5,220 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MEd Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MEd Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MEd Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2017 GBP 5,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2017 GBP 5,220 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2017 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

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

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005