UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course introduces recent theory of cognitive and affective processes involved in reading and writing, and their development in children and adults; evaluates the nature of specific learning difficulties (spld) (dyslexia) across the life span and analyse the implications of its identification; provides a critical understanding of psychometric and educational assessment; develop students' professional expertise in assessing children and adults and in writing professional reports containing recommendations for intervention; analyse and evaluate the implications of research and theory for teaching learners struggling with reading, writing and spelling; develops their understanding of the key principles of learning and reflect on the aspects that underpin their own teaching approach.

Course Modules

Modules include: Understanding SpLD (dyslexia); evidence'based practice in SpLD (dyslexia); assessment of SpLD (dyslexia); research methodology in literacy.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st degree in a relevant subject plus a teaching qualification, and ideally appropriate experience of educational settings or working with children with literacy difficulties. Students need to have access to a school in which they can assess and teach pupils with literacy difficulties.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £15,045  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,522  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,500  Academic year. First year home fees