Inclusion (Special Educational Needs)

    • Full or part time
      Part time & Online distance learning available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Academic Studies in Education - Special Needs Education
    • Course Start
      September
    • Course Duration
      1-3 years part time distance learning
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    The MA Inclusion degree is a three-year, part-time course designed for those who want to improve the lives of children, young adults, and adults with diverse needs. The approach taken on this distance education course will allow students to explore inclusive practice from multiple perspectives and appreciate cultural diversity. There are 180 credits required for completion which are made up of compulsory taught modules (60 credits), optional modules in the chosen pathway (60 credits), as well as a dissertation (60 credits). Successful completion leads to the award of an MA Inclusion. This degree is offered by the University of Birmingham which is a leading provider of inclusion courses at both undergraduate and graduate level.

    On the MA Inclusion (Special Educational Needs) specialist pathway, you will develop the key skills and expertise required to meet the needs of those working directly or indirectly with children with disabilities.

    On this specialist pathway you develop an overarching understanding of educational inclusion and SEND and associated policies. You will examine the frameworks for evaluating policies and practice and you will explore the socio-cultural conceptualisations of disability and SEND practice in a global context. You will also be introduced to different SEND groupings (as conceptualised in many educational systems). Through this degree, you will be able to develop knowledge, understanding and critiques of research, educational policy and practice and have the opportunity to investigate historical and cultural aspects of disability.  

    MA Inclusion

    The MA Inclusion degree is a unique three-year, part-time course which has been designed for those who want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and adults with diverse needs. It has been designed for teachers and other educational and care professionals working in a range of national and international settings.

    Our approach on this distance education course, will enable you to investigate inclusive practice through multiple lenses and to embrace cultural, linguistic and developmental diversity. You will be able to choose module options from across an unrivalled range of provision in Inclusive Education within the School of Education at the University of Birmingham.

    The MA Inclusion is made up of 180 credits which consists of 3 compulsory taught modules (60 credits), a number of optional modules (60 credits) in the named pathway and a 60 credit dissertation. Successful completion of the 180 credits leads to the award of MA Inclusion.

    Why Study this course?

    • The University of Birmingham is a leading provider of degree-level courses in inclusion and special educational needs.
    • Our courses develop real insight and encourage reflective practice. You will be tutored by senior practitioners and researchers in the field of inclusion who work within the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN) 
    • The MA Inclusion degree offers both flexibility and choice from a range of modules.

    MA Inclusion pathways

    You may also be interested in our other specialist pathways on the MA Inclusion


    Visit the Inclusion (Special Educational Needs) page on the University of Birmingham web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    Normally a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant area of practice or discipline. Vocational qualifications are accepted as criteria for entry to this course.

    Most students will have some relevant professional experience and all applicants are encouraged to gain relevant experience in educational, care or other professional settings before, and during, embarking on a programme of study.

    Speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 7 with no less than 6.5 in each band or equivalent qualification.

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