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MEd Teaching Children with Specific Literacy Difficulties

Programme Co-ordinator:

Dr Sharon McMurray

Course Duraton:

Part time: 3 - 4 years

Entry Requirments:

2:2 Honours degree

Start Date:

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MEd Teaching Children with Specific Literacy Difficulties (with AMBDA and ATS/APS)

The MEd in Teaching Children with Specific Literacy Difficulties is for students who wish to develop the specialist knowledge and skills required to teach children with dyslexia. Dyslexic-type literacy difficulties are recognised as being the largest single cause of literacy difficulties. This specialist option is only available to students who also take the ‘value added’ assessment for Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) and either Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Approved Practitioner Status (APS) from the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). All of the modules listed on this specialist option are accredited by the BDA. 

Modules 1-3 must be taken in the order listed below. EDC 7024 can be taken alongside EDC 9093 or 9094. It is not recommended that EDC 7024 be taken alongside EDC 9095. Any student who passes module EDC 9095 but fails to achieve ATS cannot proceed to complete this specialist option but can continue with their studies on the specialist option ‘Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development’.


1. EDC 9093 Factors Affecting Literacy Development
2. EDC 9094 Informal Assessment of Literacy Difficulties and Models of Intervention
3. EDC 9095 Working with Children with Literacy Difficulties
4. EDC 7024 Research Methods (including psychometrics)
5. EDC 7030 Dissertation: case study option

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a relevant 2:2 Honours degree or above in a related discipline, and preferably a professional teaching qualification.

However, applicants who do not meet the requirements above will be considered on an individual basis, where there is evidence of relevant experience.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview to determine their suitability for entry.

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Course Enquiries can be made to:

Louise O'Sullivan

Tel: ++44 (0) 2890 384327


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