SEND and Inclusive Education

A programme that explores the education of children and young people with learning difficulties, disability and other needs. It challenges exclusion, aiming to enable the participation and empowerment of all

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Key Facts



MA (Hons) SEND and Inclusive Education


Degree Duration

1 year :

Full time


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

Students embarking on this programme will engage with aspects of theory, policy and practice relevant to international and local contexts. With its international profile, the programme brings together those who have significant professional experience working with children and young people with learning difficulties, disabilities, disadvantages or other additional needs, either directly in teaching, support or project work, or as policy-makers, advisory workers or managers.

The MA draws on different disciplinary traditions and approaches to theory and practice within the field of inclusion, SEN and disability, but is underpinned by rights-based, justice-based and equalities-based principles and a rejection of deficit-based approaches to difference (including the medical model of disability).

The specialist modules within the programme include some which have particular emphasis and grounding in social, critical or psychological perspectives as well as other modules which are more generic in their foundation. The compulsory final independent enquiry module – a 60 credit Dissertation – allows the opportunity for a range of research styles and approaches for critically enquiring into an identified question or issue. or for developing practice through critical enquiry.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources

Why Study this Degree

A robust programme of study offering a valuable career boost for classroom teachers and other inclusion or SEND professionals

A range of specialist modules allows students to tailor the programme to suit their own interests and career aspirations

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualifications (PGCert/PGDip) or complete the full MSc