Special Educational Needs, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 11700
    Tuition (Year)
    6250
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
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The MA Special Educational Needs (SEN) is designed to critically engage with current thinking and ideas about inclusive and specialist education for both general and specific needs. The programme draws upon current legislation and national/international research evidence to inform practice.
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  • Fees and funding

About

The MA Special Educational Needs (SEN) is designed to critically engage with current thinking and ideas about inclusive and specialist education for both general and specific needs. The programme draws upon current legislation and national/international research evidence to inform practice. The programme addresses SEN for a wide range of age groups and covers issues such as inclusion, behaviour, autism, literacy difficulties, professional practice and management in SEN as well an independent research.. The programme is relevant to both mainstream and specialist settings.

Key Facts

This programme will provide participants with the capacity to meet legislative requirements for pupils with SEN and to meet specific and general needs of learners. The programme supports the development of the Senco role and provides opportunities to specialise in specific areas of SEN.

Why Choose Us?

The integration of theory and practice provides opportunities for participants to personalise their learning and address areas of interest and challenge in the context of their work. The pedagogy of the programme includes a focus upon collaborative learning which supports participants to address current issues and problems through the strength of collective knowledge, experience and expertise. Additional dissertation preparation sessions are provided to ensure a rigorous and informed choice of research approach that is relevant to your practice.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in face to face seminars, workshops and lectures as well as collaborative activities and discussions in a virtual learning environment.

Programme Structure

The MA Special Educational Needs offers a wider range of specialist areas fully covering the SENCo standards. Study on the MA SEN is concerned with understanding a range of special educational needs and disabilities, including Behaviour, Autism, Literacy/Dyslexia and inclusive education. Students on the programme will also be offered the opportunity to study professional practice in SEN or management in SEN, thereby meeting the requirements for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators and inclusion managers. The programme includes a double-weighted core dissertation module on which students will learn research approaches appropriate to the field of SEN and undertake an independent research project.

Modules:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Educational Approaches

  • Critical Approaches to Inclusive Education

  • Exploring Behaviour: theories and perspectives for practice

  • Management in SEN

  • Professional Practice in SEN

  • SEN Research Methodologies and Dissertation

  • Supporting Pupils with Literacy Difficulties.

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

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      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements are flexible to allow for credit to be given to work based learning through AEL (Accreditation of Experiential Learning).

Applicants must have an undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent: e.g. certificate of education; higher level professional training in SEN with demonstrable parity in experience), minimum 2:2 classification or equivalent.

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 7 (or equivalent) is required.

International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11700 International
  • GBP 6250 EEA
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