Deafblindness

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66607
numerus fixusnee
honoursnee

The Master's degree in Deafblindness (formerly: Communication and Deafblindness) is a unique programme during which you acquire theoretical and methodological skills. These skills will enable you to analyse the impact of combined visual and hearing impairments (“deafblindness”) on development, daily functioning and quality of life. You will learn to apply this knowledge in the contexts of research, assessment 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 people with Deafblindness. In this course, you will learn about fundamental developmental processes, including topics like early symbolic communication embodied cognition, and the acquisition of sign language.

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.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • Only master programme in the world focussing on people with deafblindness
  • Aims at providing insight in effective tools that assess and support cognition, social-emotional development, communication and language, and personal development
  • Tools acquired in this programme are also applicable to other people with disabilities
  • students from certain countries are eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme grant - see Grants & Scholarships for a link to selection criteria and more

Studieprogramma

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periode
For an overview of all courses in the master see the online catalogue

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet60% zelfstudie
40% theorie
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijs60 %
onderwijsvormen
case study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research project, traineeship, research proposal, lecture, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, project

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend

For the registration procedure please have a look at www.rug.nl/education/master/nederlandse-studenten/aanmelding-en-inschrijving/ or contact admission@rug.nl.

For more information about the tracks, please contact the study advisor: studieadvies.pedok@rug.nl.





toelatingseisen

basiskennis
If you have any deficiencies in connection with Statistics and Research Methodology then we offer the possibility to take pre-master courses. The Admissions Office will inform you if you would qualify for this.For more information have a look at the SPO site about this premaster: http://spo-groningen.nl/premaster-statistics-and-research-methodology/

vooropleiding

  • A bachelor's degree programme in special needs, education or another relevant bachelor's degree programme and sufficient knowledge of methodology.
  • A non relevant bachelor's degree and a completed SPO premaster.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 750levensonderhoudper jaar

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

216 studenten volgen deze opleiding
90% daarvan is vrouw
8 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
63% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

ODIOM
ODIOM is the study association of the Pedagogical and Educational Sciences programs, the Academic Training for Primary Education (AOLB), and the Pedagogical Studies (SPO) transition program.
ODIOM has over 800 members. The committees within ODIOM organize guest lectures, excursions to educational institutions, trips abroad, the introduction camp for freshmen, sporting and social activities, get-togethers and parties. Members also receive discounts on all required textbooks and a bi-weekly ODIOM newsletter.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Student Caroline Lindstrom
You learn how to analyse communication in complex situations and how to stimulate progress.

My name is Caroline Lindstrom. I am from Sweden and I work in special education for a Swedish organization that provides services for people with congenital deafblindness. Some of my Nordic colleagues completed the Master's programme in Communication and Deafblindness in Groningen. This is how I heard about the programme. It is the only programme in the world which focuses on deafblindness, and is a truly international programme with lecturers and students from all over the world.I stayed in the Netherlands for only a month, and subsequently followed the programme from a distance...
You have regular contact with your supervisor and classmates online. Every year in March you meet with supervisors and fellow students again. I believe this set-up works very well and is beneficial to international students, since they are able to return to their daily activities quickly. Many of the students combine work and studies, and that means that you have to be strict in order to stay focused on the programme. I recommend setting a schedule which gives you time both to write the thesis and to focus on your profession.I was very happy to find that there is a Master’s track wholly focused on communication and deafblindness. What I value most is the strong link between the practical field on the one hand and the literature and theory on the other. Most of the students have practical experience. This results in an interesting mix of perspectives which enrich the learning environment. The programme improved my understanding of methodological skills and different interventions which aim to improve communication.The programme is interesting and useful for everyone interested in communication. You learn how to analyse communication in complex situations and how to stimulate progress. The programme is especially interesting for people who are already professionals.


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Student Joao Canossa
Joao Canossa - Director of Rehabilliation Services at ARCIL, Portugal / Language Therapist

I am the Director of Rehabilitation Services at ARCIL, Portugal. At this same organization, I also work as a Speech and Language Therapist, mostly with children with developmental disorders and/or disability at the Early Intervention level...
I intended to specialize in communication and in providing the appropriate support for individuals with more complex communication support needs.When I studied at the RUG I continued to work as a Speech and Language therapist and the expertise gained in the Master Communication and Deafblindness turned out to be very helpful. As a director, the knowledge, attitudes and skills related to Education and Social Sciences are also useful, enhancing my ability to analyse and reflect my options.The research component of the Master was very interesting and useful, especially because it motivates us to use Qualitative Methods and study a specific subject in depth. This way, I became more critical and demanding with quality in research and capable of developing good research projects, academically and in my work place. I am also more aware of diverse methodologies for research and how to use them in my daily work.


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Lecturer Saskia Damen
Saskia Damen - Assistant Professor Ortho Congenital and Early Acquired Deafblindness

The Master's track in Deafblindness focuses on the specific problems that people with deafblindness encounter. We look at the consequences of deafblindness on the development and functioning of people in order for them to participate in society.

My name is Saskia Damen. I am the curriculum coordinator of the Master’s track in Deafblindness, organized by the department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences. I am also an assistant professor at the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences. So I give lectures, I supervise students and I also conduct research...
We use the term to mean the combination of vision impairment and hearing impairment. This means that a person does not need to be totally deaf and totally blind to be called deafblind. They could also have partial hearing or be partially sighted. This group is very diverse; there are people who are born with deafblindness but also people who become deafblind later in life and even when they are elderly. In the Master’s track, we mainly focus on people born with deafblindness. What is the Master’s track in Deafblindness about? The Master’s track in Deafblindness focuses on the specific problems that people with deafblindness encounter. We look at the consequences of deafblindness on the development and functioning of people in order for them to participate in society. For example, what support do they need and what kind of specific educational programmes would they benefit from? Can you give an example of a research project in deafblindness that you are working on? I am currently involved in a study on people with Usher syndrome. People with Usher syndrome are born with auditory disabilities: they are deaf or have partial hearing. They gradually become blind later in life because of the disease. This syndrome was only first discovered as people started to develop visual problems. Nowadays, we have the possibility of genetic testing. So, in the Netherlands, babies who are only a few weeks old undergo hearing tests. If they have hearing disabilities, their parents are offered the opportunity to have a genetic test to see what the cause of the hearing impairment is. What we then see is that parents realize that their child will become deafblind when they are still very young, even while still babies. This creates a huge need for support for those parents and for people with Usher syndrome themselves. As part of this study, we developed a guide for professionals on how to support children with Usher syndrome, as well as their parents. How did you end up in this specific field? I think I started to become interested in children with disabilities when I was quite young and I worked as a volunteer at a summer camp. At this camp, there were children with disabilities. I was so fascinated by them and thought this could be a topic for me to explore. That was a reason for me to follow a degree programme in Special Education. During my degree, I did an internship in the field of intellectual disabilities. This is the field that I am most interested in because I like investigating complex problems. I also came into contact with people with multiple disabilities, such as vision and hearing impairments. I was fascinated by that! After I graduated, I began working at an organization [name?] to gain some work experience. They managed accommodation for people with congenital deafblindness. I saw this combination and was fascinated by it, so chose to focus on this group. As soon as I began working there as a professional, I immediately started to research the topic because I was so interested in it. At a certain point, the Master’s track in Deafblindness was established in Groningen and I was lucky that my workplace allowed me to enroll for it. I became acquainted with Professor Marleen Janssen and, later on, I was able to do a PhD with her as my supervisor. After that, I started working as an assistant professor. What can students expect from this track? The Master’s track in Deafblindness is unique. We possess an international group of lecturers who are very engaged and experienced. We also have an international student population, so as a student, you will meet people from all over the world. We really support interaction and collaboration between the students so they can learn from one another and learn about different cultural perspectives. Because it is such a small group, the students get to know each other and the lecturers very well.
Students are also provided with a lot of supervision. The majority of the track takes place through distance learning. The first month begins with lots of lectures in Groningen. These weeks are very intense. Alongside the lectures, there are many assignments and students collaborate in groups. After this month, they each go back to their home country and begin their internships and thesis projects. Distance supervision is provided through the University and we make individual appointments with each student. The students can also pick their own thesis topics, which is quite unique. This is a very interesting opportunity, of course, for those who already work in the professional field, as they are able to do something that is relevant both to them and the organization they are working for. Where do alumni usually end up? In a wide variety of places. Some alumni have actually become directors of schools and organizations. Others have gone onto jobs relating to educational psychology, where they are responsible for coordinating interventions and assessments for students or clients. Many alumni also end up in jobs supervising others, such as staff who directly work with people with deafblindness. Or they become consultants and advise parents and professionals. Positions in communication coaching, for example as speech or language therapists, are also very popular.What is your advice for students considering following this track? Let yourself know! Because it is such a unique and small-scale track, it is important to examine whether it would suit you well. If you are enthusiastic about the prospect, please don’t hesitate to contact me and we can discuss the details of the track and whether it suits you.


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Studievergelijker

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Deafblindness
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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studentoordelen

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opleiding
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algemeen oordeel3.83.9
inhoud3.73.7
docenten3.73.6
studiefaciliteiten3.73.6
studielast3.43.1
studiebegeleiding3.43.3
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Deafblindness aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 92 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.8 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

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.

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Contact

Admission Office (Contact form)

for students with a non-Dutch diploma

Mr. Alette Arendshorst

academic advisor

Meer informatie?
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