University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Teachers of Children with Visual Impairment

This course aims to To develop knowledge, understanding and skills to enable professionals to work confidently and effectively with children and young people who have visual impairment in a variety of settings, their families and other professionals who support them.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be teachers with DfE Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent) and will normally have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience. They must also demonstrate that they will have access to children with visual impairment throughout the duration of the programme. Applicants who are not currently working with children with visual impairment will be required to undertake a programme of visits as directed by the programme tutors, and/or to align themselves to an appropriate school or service prior to commencing their studies.

Course modules

The programme includes a taught braille component, an assessed teaching placement and a negotiated programme of visits to specialist provision. Most of the content is delivered online and as such students will be required to have appropriate internet access prior to commencing their studies.

Assessment methods

Research methods module (4000 words) and a dissertation (15,000 words).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,355 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MEd Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,355 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MEd Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,714 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MEd Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,355 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MEd Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,355 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MEd Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,355 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,355 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,355 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,714 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,355 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,355 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,355 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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