M.Sc. Additional Support for Learning (Inclusive & Special Education)

The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This programme has been specifically designed to develop your skills in identifying and responding to learners with additional support needs.

Description of Additional Support for Learning (Inclusive & Special Education)


Our Additional Support for Learning programmes are designed to meet the needs of practising teachers and other professionals.

All the programmes’ courses are studied part-time, and you can select individual courses for your CPD needs, complete three courses for a Postgraduate Certificate, or complete six courses for a Postgraduate Diploma.

There is also the option to complete a Master of Education degree, for which you must also produce an independently researched dissertation.

As well as an increased ability in working directly with learners needing additional support, you will gain knowledge and confidence that will allow you to work collaboratively and constructively with colleagues, other professionals, and the families and carers of learners.

You will learn to apply theory effectively and engage with and influence policy that relates to the delivery of inclusive and special education.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 72 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

Your learning will be in the form of lectures, seminars, small-group discussions and skill-development sessions. Most courses are offered in e-learning or blended learning format, combining on-campus and online study.

To complete the MEd degree, you will then produce an independently researched dissertation.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Additional Support for Learning (Inclusive & Special Education)

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience.

You should normally be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland or Teachers of Further Education.

Work Experience for Additional Support for Learning (Inclusive & Special Education)

No work experience is required.

More Information

Prepare yourself for Master's

Find a Preparation Course

We Are Helping Thousands of Students to Find a University Abroad!

Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.
Shivprasad - India

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

  • Reset
Compare Programmes