Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties (MA)

University College London the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
October

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All study options

About Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties at University College London

This masters degree will:

  • impart a deeper understanding of the processes involved in learning to read, write and spell, the sources of difficulties, and approaches to intervention
  • enable you to read research critically and to design and conduct your own small-scale research.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • draw on the strengths of a team with research expertise in literacy and experience in evaluating early literacy interventions
  • investigate literacy acquisition and problems in depth, covering reading, writing and spelling.
Who is this programme for?

Literacy consultants, advisers and coordinators; special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs); and teachers (including newly qualified teachers) wishing to improve their understanding of literacy learning. The MA will be particularly useful for those working in Key Stages 1 and 2, but those working with older children, including in secondary schools and the post-compulsory sector, may also apply.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant subject or the equivalent.

Core topics
  • Research methods in literacy
  • Literacy development.
Related topics
  • Literacy practice in writing and comprehension
  • Reading and spelling difficulties
  • Teaching children in Reading Recovery (for Reading Recovery teachers)
  • Reading Recovery in primary literacy leadership (for Reading Recovery teachers).
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.

Attendance

Face-to-face evening sessions.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • literacy coordinators and special educational needs coordinators
  • literacy advisers and consultants
  • deputy headteachers, principals and headteachers
  • managers of literacy difficulties in secondary schools and in post-compulsory education.

 

Core modules
  • Literacy Development
  • Reading and Spelling Difficulties
  • Research Methods in Literacy

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good honours degree in a relevant subject or the equivalent.

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