University of Nottingham

Degree level: Postgraduate

Special and Inclusive Education (Distance Learning) MA (Taught)

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Course summary

What are the best approaches to support learners who are struggling with learning? What are the complexities of inclusive education in a rapidly changing world? How do we address the current barriers to inclusivity? This online course explores the educational needs of children with labels of learning difficulties, intellectual impairment, physical and sensory disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and SEBD/ADHD. Through a critical analysis of contemporary debates, theory and research in the field, you’ll develop effective approaches and structures for supporting your pupils whilst working collaboratively with teachers, parents/carers and different agencies. It is designed for graduates, teachers or other professionals who have an interest in increasing their knowledge and skills in the field of special and inclusive education. If you have completed the National Award SEN Coordination, you can select modules from this programme to advance to a full MA qualification.

Modules

The taught element of this course is made up of four 30-credit modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation. It can be completed over two years part-time plus an eight-month dissertation. There are PGDip and PGCert exit points.

Assessment method

Each 30-credit module is assessed by a 6,000-word reflective essay, research design or literature-based debate, a presentation accompanied by a 1,000-word commentary or an individual education plan. To complete the masters, you must achieve a pass of 50% on each assignment. The 15,000-word dissertation is an original piece of work and should be related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.


Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) or a relevant professional qualification in education, psychology, teacher training or a caring-related discipline. Applicants with a degree in any other discipline must have relevant work experience. IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Special and Inclusive Education (Distance Learning) MA at University of Nottingham - UCAS