University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Additional Support for Learning (Deaf Education)

Students develop the critical understanding necessary to interpret the different constructions of deafness, and use audiological information and language assessments to devise the appropriate support for deaf children; students build their collaborative skills, and examine the use and potential of both spoken and sign language in strategies for deaf education.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline; alternatively, applicants may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience; applicants should normally be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, or qualified as a teacher elsewhere in the UK, and currently be working with, or have access to, deaf learners; applicants will also need agreement from their Local Authority to participate in a teaching placement for three weeks in the final year (PgDip/MEd only).

Course modules

Deaf studies; promoting achievement and curriculum access; audiology and audiometry; the sources of knowledge: understanding and analysing research literature; language and communication; placement / inclusion.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
MEd Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Moray House School of Education Edinburgh EH8 8AQ Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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0131 651 3121