Inclusive & Special Education, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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A career in Inclusive & Special Education at The University of Edinburgh requires highly specific skills. Whether your interest is as a practitioner, or in the area of policy or training, this programme offers those skills and the opportunity to develop them in one of the world’s leading environments for studying inclusive and special education.


You may already be working in the field and would like to take your skills to an advanced level. Alternatively, you could be a qualified teacher looking to enter this rewarding area through further study. Either way, you will gain the very specific knowledge you need to succeed, and learn how to apply it in relevant contexts.

You will develop extended skills in research and enquiry,building confidence in engaging with policymakers and other professionals. You will learn how to provide effective education services to students with additional support needs and create opportunities for all learners.

Programme Structure

  • Comparative Approaches to Inclusive and Special Education
  • Education for All (Additional Support for Learning)
  • Research Methods
  • Bilingualism and Other Additional Support Needs
  • Deaf Studies
  • Collaborative Working in Children’s 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.
  • You must provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Requirements will be outlined here when the applications for this programme open.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17400 International
  • GBP 8500 EU/EEA


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