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BA (Hons)

Deaf Studies & Education

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

The BA Deaf Studies and Education course offers the ideal combination if you’re interested in working in the fields of educational support and inclusion.

On this course you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of educational theories, policies and practice. At the same time you’ll explore how these apply to real world issues surrounding the educational inclusion of deaf learners.

The course combines modules on Deaf Studies and Education. The Deaf Studies modules explore the history, education, culture, community and language of Deaf people, and you’ll study British Sign Language.

In the Education modules you’ll take an in-depth look at issues involving learning, diversity and inclusion in the education system, vulnerable learners, and aspects of current education policy in England.

It’s estimated that more than 60% of British Sign Language / English interpreters working in the UK have been taught on our Deaf Studies courses.

You’ll have access to a sign language lab and well-equipped classrooms.

Why study with us

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Deaf Studies and Education is ranked 3rd in the UK with 94% of students satisfied with the teaching quality (Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • Education courses at the University of Central Lancashire are ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)
  • You’ll get opportunities to undertake placements in education and work directly with deaf children.

What you'll do

  • Opportunities to get involved in voluntary work with deaf children through the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL), with several modules accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
  • You’ll get the chance to practise your sign language skills with members of the vibrant Deaf community in the local area.
  • Teaching is supplemented by guest speakers, and you’ll be encouraged to attend community events and social gatherings with the local and national Deaf community.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • The Institute is at the leading edge of management thinking and are a globally recognised professional membership body for leaders and managers. Their research into new ideas, techniques and methods ensures that ILM courses are constantly improving, helping to develop students' leadership and management skills.

Future careers

Students on our BA (Hons) Deaf Studies and Education course have gone on to careers such as: educational support workers; communication support in educational settings; primary school teaching; teaching assistants; early years teaching and support; social work; working with children and families; and youth work.

There are also opportunities to progress with your studies and undertake postgraduate study and research in this area.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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