Research has begun at the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre, based at University College London, into planning and developing a new Masters programme; an MSc in Sign Language and Deaf Studies.
DCAL is the largest centre researching Deafness in Europe, and brings together leading Deaf and hearing researchers in the fields of sign linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience.
The new programme would be multidisciplinary, covering a wide range of areas in the sciences and social sciences. The core modules would be taught by Deaf and hearing experts in the field, including Prof. Bencie Woll, Dr. Robert Adam, Dr. Joanna Atkinson, Dr. Kearsy Cormier, and Dr. Mairead MacSweeney, world leaders in sign linguistics, sociolinguistics and psychology and neuroscience of deafness at DCAL, as well as Prof. Jim Kyle and Dr. Paddy Ladd, both internationally renowned pioneers in the field of Deaf studies.
In order to gauge interest for the new Masters programme, DCAL have released a short survey aimed at those with a link to the Deaf Community. It will take less than 5 minutes to complete and, as a bonus, you can enter a prize draw to receive animated signing cards.