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  Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) MA

University College London    IOE, Faculty of Education and Society

Part time September MA 2 years part time, 5 years flexible
Education (11) Psychology (31)

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Unleash your potential with the Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) MA at UCL. This esteemed programme equips educators to excel in supporting learners with literacy challenges. Recognised by the British Dyslexia Association, it leads to valuable qualifications like Approved Teacher Status and Associate Member of the BDA. Delve into understanding literacy development, assessment techniques, and personalised support strategies. Gain hands-on experience administering psychometric tests and crafting diagnostic reports. With a blend of online and face-to-face learning, you'll benefit from the expertise of leading researchers and professionals in the field. The programme's unique blend of academic rigour and practical qualifications sets you on a path to becoming a specialist teacher and assessor. Entry requires a second-class Bachelor's degree, two years of educational experience, and access to pupils with literacy difficulties. Elevate your career prospects and join a network of successful alumni in this dynamic and rewarding field.

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This leading programme in the field of dyslexia prepares teachers to critically evaluate and develop evidence-informed practice to become specialist teachers and specialist assessors of learners with literacy difficulties. This programme is recognised by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) and leads to Approved Teacher Status (ATS), Approved Practitioner Status (APS), and Associate Member of the BDA (AMBDA) and an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC).

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a relevant subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. A minimum of two years’ experience in an educational role e.g., teacher/teaching assistant is also a requirement and ideally, appropriate experience of working with children with literacy difficulties. Students will need access to pupils under the age of 16 with literacy difficulties to teach and assess. Students will need DBS clearance for modules two and three and the research report.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Part-time: £6,350

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Part-time: £15,550

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