Communication and Deafblindness, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
The Master's degree in Communication and Deafblindness is a unique programme during which you acquire theoretical and methodological skills. These skills will enable you to analyse communication in situations that are specific to the field of deafblindness. The Communication and Deafblindness programme is offered by the University of Groningen.

About

The Communication and Deafblindness programme is offered by the University of Groningen. You will learn to apply this knowledge in the contexts of research and intervention. The programme is especially interesting for those who are already working as professionals and who would like to expand their basic knowledge and research skills.

The programme starts with the course Introduction to Communication with people with Deafblindness. In this course, you will learn about fundamental communicative processes, including topics like early symbolic communication and narratives and the role of gestures in communication and thinking.

After the introductory course, students receive coaching in methodology. You will also perform a practical training and write a learner's report. In addition, you will carry out research and write a Master's thesis.

Job prospects

After graduation, you have the knowledge and skills needed to work in the field of education related to deafblindness. This programme gives you a good basis for consultancy work in education and for further research.

Programme Structure

Programme schedule

  • Introduction to Communication and Congenital Deafblindness
  • Masterproject and thesis
  • Theories and Models

The programme starts with specialised theoretical themes introduction to communication with people with CDB. This is followed by the masters' project consisting of 3 parts: Coaching and support in methodology, practical training and learners report, research and thesis. To complete the programme the students have to link their master project to overall theories and models.

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional
  • Maximum of 30 EC

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Requirements:
  • If you have any deficiencies in connection with Statistics and Research Methodology then we offer the possibility to take pre-master courses. 
  • Bachelor Pedagogical Sciences, Educational Sciences, Social Sciences or a similar relevant Bachelor's degree (e.g. Youth Studies, Special Needs Education etc.) and sufficient knowledge of methodology.
  • Candidates must supply two references/letters of recommendation from academic referees who have detailed knowledge of their academic record.
  • Please register through StudieLink. 

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        14200 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA Applies to you

        2060 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Living costs for Groningen

      750 - 1000 EUR/month
      Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

      Funding

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