University of Chester

University of Chester

Dyslexia Research and Practice

Students study methods of raising school standards by developing teachers' expertise and increasing pupils' skills in reading, writing and spelling, motivation and self-confidence.

Entry requirements

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills' Status (QTLS), or equivalent; teachers need to have a reference number for the General Teaching Council for England or Department for Education; candidates must provide a supporting statement from their head teacher supporting their suitability as a specialist teacher and his/her commitment to supporting candidate access to 1-to-1 teaching; references must confirm that the candidate carrying ehanched clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service; non QTS applicants are welcome with relevant experience.

Course modules

Year 1: Identifying and assessing learners with dyslexia; learning and teaching strategies for learners with dyslexia; teaching learners with dyslexia; year 2 (option 1) Postgraduate Diploma: Dyslexia: Wider issues and debates; dyslexia in secondary, further and higher education; the adult with dyslexia; year 2 (option 2) Postgraduate Diploma and AMBDA: The ethics and rationale of psychometric assessment; psychometric assessment and individualised learning; evaluation of pyschometric assessment; year 3: Dissertation MA (compulsory for MA).

Assessment methods

These include case studies and essays.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 3 years
PgDip Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Riverside Campus Chester CH1 1SF North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000