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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.11k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Would you like to analyse and improve the communication possibilities of deafblind people? Then this is the programme for you.

    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. 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 perspectives
    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 schedule
    Courses

    * Introduction into Communication and Congenital Deafblindness (5 EC)

    * Coaching and support in methodology (5 EC)

    * Overall Theories and Models (5 EC)

    * Practical training and learners report (15 EC)

    * Research and Thesis (30 EC)

    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 programma the students have to link their master project to overall theories and models.

    Study abroad

    * Study abroad is optional
    * Maximum of 30 EC

    (Binding) study advice

    * A minimum of 0 EC in the first 12 months ( recommendation )


    program_requirements

    Dutch studentsPossibilities of following a pre-programme.A bachelor's degree programme in special needs, education or another relevant bachelor's degree programme and sufficient knowledge of methodology.International studentsPossibility to follow a pre-programme.A relevant Bachelor's degree with sufficient knowledge of methodology. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580

    Funding opportunities
    Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

    Accreditation

    * NVAO (nl) until December 31, 2016

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