Applicants are normally required to have a first degree or diplomas or five years of relevant professional experience, training or other relevant qualifications. Please refer to the School of Education entry requirements webpage for general entry requirements. In addition, it is a requirement that applicants are teachers with DfE Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent) and will normally have a minimum of three years teaching experience. They must also demonstrate that they will have access to children and young people with visual impairment throughout the duration of the programme.
Applicants who are not currently working with children and young people with vision impairment may be required to undertake a programme of visits as directed by the programme tutors, and/ or to align themselves to an appropriate school or service prior to commencing their studies.
We accept a range of qualifications.
English language support
Birmingham International Academy (BIA) provides free English language services to international students who are currently studying on undergraduate or postgraduate courses at the University of Birmingham. Services include Open-access English classes, online self-assessment, online materials through CANVAS, email answers to quick questions and individual one to one tutorials.