M.Sc. Inclusive & Special Education

The University of Edinburgh

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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You will develop extended skills in research and enquiry, and build confidence in engaging with policymakers and other professionals in the course of providing effective education services to those with additional support needs.


You will complete three additional support needs compulsory courses and three optional courses (including options from other Schools in the University). Some courses may be completed through blended learning, a flexible delivery method that combines on-campus attendance with online learning.

On completion of these courses, you will also produce an independently researched dissertation.

Compulsory courses
Compulsory courses:

* Comparative Approaches to Inclusive and Special Education
* Education for All (Additional Support for Learning)
* Research Methods

Optional courses
Optional courses may include:

* Bilingualism and Other Additional Support Needs
* Deaf Studies
* Collaborative Working in Childrens Services
* Assessing Pupils/Students with Visual Impairment
* Audiology and Audiometry
* Inclusion of Children with Visual Impairment
* Policy and Practice
* Placement/Inclusion
* Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia
* The Developing Bilingual Learner
* Issues and Strategies for Teaching and Learning (Visual Impairment)
* Supporting Pupils in Groups
* Supporting Individual Pupils
* Promoting Achievement and Curriculum Access for Bilingual and/or Deaf Learners


The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline is normally required.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: 75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

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