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Language, Literacies and Dyslexia MEd/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate

Course Description

The Language, Literacies and Dyslexia programme, is aimed at teachers, speech and language therapists and other professionals working with children, young people and students in further and higher education who have difficulties with learning literacy skills. It is a blended learning programme, drawing on both campus and online elements.

The masters level 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 BDA Accreditation.

The University of Birmingham offers three awards on successfully completion of this programme. For all awards students can apply for BDA accreditation (ATS, APS, AMBDA) after 12 months of study:
PGCertificate (12 months)
PGDiploma: (24 months) A further three modules can be selected from the DISN menu of distance education modules
MEd award : (36 months) Students completing 5 subject modules (3 in Yr1 and 2 in Yr2) may study the research methods module Practitioner Inquiry in Education (MEd only) at the end of Yr 2, and complete their dissertation in Yr 3

Information that applicants will need who are seeking NCTL funding:

1. You will need your own teacher reference number if you are applying for NCTL funding.

2. Programme information:

9735 PGCert Language, Literacies and Dyslexia - 12 months
9736 PGDip Language, Literacies and Dyslexia- 24 months
9737 MEd Language, Literacies and Dyslexia - 36 months

Programme dates: September 2015 - August 2016

3. Fees (These are the annual fees. Please note that where courses last more than one year, the annual fees for subsequent years on the course may increase due to inflation.)

9735 PGCert part time £2,490 (Home/EU) £4,714 (Overseas)
9736 PGDip part time £2,490 (Home/EU) £4,714 (Overseas)
9737 MEd part time £2,490 (Home/EU) £4,714) (Overseas)

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Language, Literacies and Dyslexia MEd/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

a degree (2.1 or equivalent); professional access to working with learners who have literacy difficulties, e.g. as a teacher, teaching assistant, SLT, OT. Access in parental or voluntary capacity does not meet this criterion; two years professional practice experience is highly recommended for Masters level study in literacy difficulties.You will also be expected to have: professional access to learners with these specific difficulties in your work context, opportunities to assess and work with at least three learners with literacy difficulties in September-July, access to age appropriate, up to date assessment/ testing tools and intervention programmes for literacy difficulties,

Course Fees

£2,630 PT only (UK/EU); MEd only: £4,950 (overseas)

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