Education (SEND/Inclusion) at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS

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Course summary

This flexible, MA Education (specialist educational needs and disability/SEND) is part of our updated suite of Master’s of Education programmes, which allow you to graduate with a focus upon a key aspect of the education system. Modules will be taught across evening and day time classes and there is also the option for part-time study. This means that it is possible to combine this course with an existing job or family life, depending on your modules. If you are interested in progressing with your career to more senior or specialist roles, then this the perfect way to build on your existing credentials and to offer something extra to employers. The 2015 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (DfE/DoH) outlines that all teachers must be teachers of pupils with SEND and are responsible for the progress of all learners in their class. With an estimated 20 per cent of young people in school having special educational needs, it is essential that teachers have a working knowledge of current research in SEND and take ownership of being competent in this specialism. On this course, you will learn to critically engage with current thinking and ideas about inclusive and specialist education. Our excellent teaching staff will use their practical experience to develop your knowledge of specific learning difficulties, and support you in becoming a thoughtful practitioner who can apply wider research to inform your own practice. You will gain a solid grounding in understanding a range of special needs across a variety of age groups. Subjects include autism, dyslexia, social and emotional mental health issues and other, wide ranging modules. You will be supported by a diverse and extremely well qualified range of research active staff. The accessibility and approachability of our staff is paramount to our master’s programmes and our unique and dedicated approach to student support truly sets us apart. You will have the choice of a full range of modules from across our different specialisms, allowing you to create a bespoke course that tailors exactly to your requirements. We welcome applications from a broad range of academic backgrounds and will consider each individual application on its merit. The reason for your application is paramount and we would encourage you to apply if you have transferable skills from less traditional circumstances, such as industry or even personal experience.


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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or an equivalent qualification such as a Certificate in Education (Cert Ed). Other professional qualifications and relevant professional experience will also be considered. International qualifications: If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit English language requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

Fees and funding

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Education (SEND/Inclusion) at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS