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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

2019/20 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time  £5,380 £12,420**
Part-time  £2,690  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 £10,609 are available for some postgraduate Master’s courses for students starting their course from 1 August 2018. 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 may be available. 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) No, if the trip contributes to the course as an optional module. Yes if the trip is optional.
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.

Fact file

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 1 year full-time
    2 years part-time

Starts

  • 24th September

Typical contact hours per week

  • 21.5 hours for each 20 credit module; 64.5 for the Dissertation 60 credit module. This is 193.5 in total across the programme.

Entry requirements

  • A degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent.
  • A variety of assessment methods, including essays, reports, case studies, presentations and professional discussions.

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