Special Education Needs Inclusion Studies

MA Special Needs and Inclusion

Year of entry

The MA Special Needs and Inclusion is a distinct, multi-professional award designed for international and UK students. This course meets the growing need for professionals to have the skills and theoretical understanding necessary to work in different fields and across the life span.

Underpinned by a strong values base, it emphasises social justice and inclusive principles, whilst acknowledging and critiquing the many different perspectives in policy and practice.

Full-time students will study three 20 credit modules each term, with sessions taught either during the day or in the evening.

Part-time students’ sessions will take place during the evening.

All students are encouraged and supported to work collaboratively and to explore their individual interests. Blended learning materials are available to support all students.

To achieve the MA Special Needs and Inclusion award you'll need to complete 3 core (compulsory) modules and 3 optional modules, plus a dissertation.

Core modules

  • Critical Issues 
  • Research Methods 
  • Perspectives on Special Needs and Inclusion 

Optional Modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Special Needs and Inclusion 
  • International Perspectives in Special Needs and Inclusion 
  • The Psychology of Special Needs 
  • Multi-professional Working 
  • Inclusive and Assistive Technology 
  • Negotiated Project 
  • Autism: Perspectives and Inclusion

These options are an indication of those you may study.  Optional modules are subject to availability.

Following the successful completion of the 3 core modules and 3 optional modules you'll carry on to complete a Dissertation. This is your own particular research into a topic of interest to you, identified in conjunction with your tutor.

Following the successful completion of your MA Special Needs and Inclusion, you may wish to continue onto a doctorate in this area.

Past students have gone into careeer areas such as SENCO/Inclusion Management, Outdoor Learning, health, social care, criminal justice, voluntary sector, and businesses providing specialist SEN services.

Fees

2017/18 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time  £5,050 (full MA) £11,500** (full MA)
Part-time  £2,525 (per year) N/A

Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

There will not be an annual inflationary increase for this course except where a student should take a break from studying the course for a period of one or more academic years.

Students remain on the fee structure which was in place for each stage of this course when they commenced their studies, unless they have taken a break for a period of one or more academic years.

Government loans of up to £10,000 are available for some postgraduate Master’s courses for students starting their course from 1 August 2017. Loans are subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria. 

The rules around course eligibility mean that in some cases it may depend on how you are studying (full-time or part-time) as to whether you can apply for a postgraduate loan. To check whether your course is eligible, you can email the Student Fees Team or call 01227 923 948

Read more about postgraduate masters student loans.

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

**Overseas fee scholarships of £1,500 may be available for eligible students. See further information about funding and scholarships or contact the International Office.

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) Yes, if the trip contributes to the course (whether it is part of an optional or compulsory module), but not including food and drink. Yes, if the trip is not an essential part of the course but is offered as an enhancement or enrichment activity, or for a student’s personal development.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.

A variety of assessment methods, including essays, reports, case studies, presentations and professional discussions.

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Length

  • 1 year full-time
    2 years part-time

Entry requirements

  • A degree or equivalent.
  • A variety of assessment methods, including essays, reports, case studies, presentations and professional discussions.

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