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MA Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment

MA Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Vision Impaired People: Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

This MA is a 60 credit top-up for graduates of the PgDip Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment QTVI who want to further their professional and academic development.

  • Designed to support students who have completed the PgDip Mandatory Qualification for Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment to undertake a research project in an area of your choice
  • Person-centred inclusive thinking and teaching approaches designed to engage you as a self-directed learner and reflective practitioner
  • Lead by experts in the field of education who bring both extensive academic and professional expertise
  • Benefit from the flexibility of a programme that enables you to fit study around your work commitments


How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

The assessments have been designed to ensure they meet the appropriate academic requirements of Level 7 while also being deeply rooted in your professional practice.

They are based on application of theory and research practice in professional contexts and require you to reflect critically on practice.


The Dissertation is the 'top-up' module to give you the required number of total credits (180), when combined with the 120 credits of your MQVI PgDip, to attain the Masters degree. It's only applicable to the MA programme. This module provides you with the opportunity to investigate a topic of your choice relating to teaching learners with visual impairments. You will be expected to engage with seminars, online materials and regular meetings with your supervisor (including regular online contact) to ensure progression of the project and to effectively integrate formative feedback and feedforward. You will be supported to continue fostering a deep approach to learning; enhancing practice which is informed by critical reflection, scholarship and research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Classroom based: £16,900, Laboratory based: £17,400 and it is a guide for part time students.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements are: An Honours degree (or its equivalent) in any subject; QTS; PgDip with Mandatory Qualification for Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment; Current employment as an educational practitioner working with visually impaired learners.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more

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