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BA (Hons)

Deaf Studies & Education (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

On our Education and Deaf Studies Foundation Entry programme, you’ll combine theory and practice to help the educational inclusion of Deaf learners.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

Our course combines Deaf Studies modules with education modules. You’ll cover the history, education, culture, community and language of Deaf people, alongside education modules – the theories of learning, diversity and inclusion, and vulnerable learners in the education system.

You’ll also study British Sign Language. The vibrant Deaf community in the area means that you’ll have ample opportunities to practise your language skills with native language users.

Why study with us

  • It’s estimated that more than 60% of British Sign Language English interpreters working in the UK have been taught on our courses.
  • This course is an ideal subject combination if you’re looking to work in the field of educational support and inclusion.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a placement in an educational setting at each stage of your programme.

What you'll do

  • Course facilities include well-equipped classrooms and a a sign language lab. We also regularly invite guest speakers.
  • Your placement time may be spent assisting the teacher, or assisting individual children on a one to one basis.
  • You’ll have an opportunity to take on some volunteering with Deaf children.

Module Overview

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.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Future careers

Education and Deaf Studies Foundation Entry could lead to a career in educational support, communication support in educational settings; teaching and support, social work; working with children and families, and youth work.

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

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
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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