M.A. Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs

Manchester Metropolitan University | Manchester , United Kingdom
The Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs programme at Manchester Metropolitan University provides outstanding professional development for teachers and education professionals. It will enable you to deepen your understanding of how to develop more inclusive practices within your own professional setting.Courses are led by highly qualified tutors with specialist experience.
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Description

Manchester Metropolitan University's team offers a stimulating balance of study around inclusive practice in mainstream settings, together with opportunities to focus on more specialised areas of SEN. You will engage with research on inclusive education and special educational needs, reflect critically on your experience and be challenged to consider alternative perspectives.The Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs programme is offered at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The part-time route provides a flexible way of balancing study and work commitments, with evening and Saturday sessions.

Features & benefits of the course

  • Sessions are led by highly qualified tutors from the Centre for Inclusive Education and Disability Studies with relevant expertise and professional experience as educational psychologists or in local authority advisory and school leadership roles
  • The Centre for Inclusive Education and Disability Studies has an established reputation for our postgraduate courses in Autism Spectrum Conditions, Specific Learning Difficulties and for Special Educational Needs Coordinators
  • Linked to world-leading research at the Education and Social Research Institute
  • Tutors are engaged in research and knowledge exchange activities and have published a number of books relevant to our courses
  • Accreditation of prior learning is available for recent and relevant Masters credits
  • Students can attend our annual SENCo conference
  • Our virtual learning environment, Moodle, provides each unit with its own website with all the essential learning materials plus a wealth of additional resources you can access from home.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 1005 Module (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1005 Module (EEA)

UK and EU part-time student fees: £1005 per 30 credits.Tuition fees may be subject to annual inflationary increase.

Start date
Credits 180
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 36 months

Course Content

An MA degree consists of 180 credits, which at Manchester Metropolitan University are normally studied in units of 30 credits.

All students are required to take the following Core Units:

  • Understanding Inclusive Education (30 credits)
  • Researching Inclusive Education (30 credits)
  • Research Project (30 credits) OR Dissertation (60 credits)
The remaining credits are earned by studying a choice of Option Units. These may vary each year, but may typically include:
  • Leading inclusive learning: critical perspectives on equity, diversity and achievement (30 credits)
  • Social, emotional and mental health needs: developing inclusive practice (30 credits)
  • Understanding the Autism Spectrum (30 credits)
  • Specific learning difficulties: nature, assessment & intervention (30 credits)
  • SENCO: Leading and supporting teaching and learning (30 credits)
  • Independent Study (Literature Review) (30 credits)

The part-time route provides a very flexible way of balancing study and work commitments. Our virtual learning environment, Moodle, provides each unit with its own website which contains all necessary learning materials plus a wealth of additional resources you can access from home.

Part-time students usually take two 30 credit units per year, one each in the Autumn and Spring terms. Units are typically delivered over 10 evening sessions, usually 5.30 - 8pm, or over five Saturdays, usually 10am - 4pm.

Students who leave after completing 60 credits are awarded a Postgraduate Certificate; those who leave with 120 credits are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Typical entry requirements

Either a UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) at a minimum second class or equivalent, or teaching, or other equivalent professional qualification and relevant experience. All UK qualified teachers are eligible.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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