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Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) (Interdisciplinary Studies) MA

Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) (Interdisciplinary Studies) MA

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27 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Learning Difficulties: Skills / Facilities Humanities / General Studies / Combined Studies Dyslexia Self Help

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Course Summary

About the Course

UK applicants only

By studying at Liverpool Hope University, you will be joining an academic community with a strong record in educational research. You will study in a supportive learning environment and be encouraged to develop your own research profile. This block is part of the ‘Interdisciplinary Studies in Education’ suite of research-informed Master’s provision. It offers each student a choice of awards that means they can tailor the available provision to their own research interests.

The delivery pattern of the MA programme is flexible to suit the needs of our students. Normally our classes run in the evenings and/or some Saturdays. The number of evenings you attend will depend on whether you choose to study the course full time or part time.


You will be able to structure your award to benefit your personal interests, career specific opportunities and potential for promotion to senior management and leadership. It will enable you to evaluate adults' and children's learning through research and postgraduate study. For qualified teachers, this course will enhance professional practice/opportunities.

Students completing the MA may also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD).


Together we will explore the knowledge, understanding and practical experience required to be specialist SpLD teacher of dyslexic learners (up to the age of 18). Through investigation of research and literature you will develop a critical understanding of issues that may affect dyslexic learners and their families. Developing your understanding of the nature and definition of dyslexia will enable you to reflect on your understanding and construct structured, multi-sensory teaching programmes. By the end of the module you will have grown in your own practice enabling you to identify a profile of learner’s strengths and areas to be developed and plan subsequent teaching programmes and interventions.

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International fees
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Course not available for international students.

Entry requirements

First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline (applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent), but have appropriate professional experience may be considered). Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own for purposes such as undertaking data collection for your research. Qualified Teacher status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS). Applicants without Qualified Teacher status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS) are able to apply if they are able to demonstrate experience supporting learners of a school age (18 years or under). We will also consider applications from professionals in related fields, such as speech therapists, educational psychologists and occupational therapists.

University information

Liverpool Hope University is a research-oriented institution offering a selection of high quality taught and research postgraduate courses. The university is located across two green campuses: Hope Park, just four miles from Liverpool city centre, and the Creative Campus, close to the city centre. There is also a small residential campus at Aigburth Park. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant investment in buildings and equipment...more

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