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Course summary

Learn how to best utilise evidence-based practice in order to unlock the potential of all learners Our MA Inclusive Special Education gives you an opportunity to develop a greater understanding and critical appreciation of the concepts, approaches and issues related to the education of children and young adults who have a special educational need and/or a disability. The programme has a strong emphasis on appraising SEND policies and practices, promoting the rights and advocacy of the person with SEND and challenging issues of equity and inclusion. Undertaking research within your own workplace, will enable you to develop your skills in making links between theory and practice and enhance your knowledge in a specialist academic field. This MA will be suitable for Postgraduate students who want to continue their Masters studies with a subject specialism and you will normally have a good honours degree or equivalent, and work in an education or related sector. On this course you will:

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of the education of those with special educations needs and/or disabilities.
  • Be taught over two years via a flexible, modular programme with an additional year for your final dissertation.
  • Learn part-time, with evening and weekend sessions per academic year.
Pursue your personal area of interest to build your MA course around you.

Modules

Learn how to best utilise evidence-based practice in order to unlock the potential of all learners The MA Inclusive Special Education will develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the conceptual and theoretical developments in the education of children and young adults with special educational need and/or disabilities. You will have the opportunity to evaluate theory and practice by undertaking work-based research that addresses issues of equity and inclusion, diversity and social justice in the workplace. The modules and the assessment will require you to critically engage in educational, political and global debates relating to inclusive special education and develop skills in evaluating and analysing the links between theory and practice by undertaking research in the workplace You will be encouraged and supported to ensure that the practitioner research you undertake during your study reflects your chosen focus, making the course both specialised and personalised. Under some circumstances you are also able to select modules from other Masters programmes including: MA Advanced Professional Practice MA Sport Pedagogy & Physical Education MA Inclusive Special Education

Assessment method

Teaching The course is based at the Bognor Regis Campus. Taught sessions will take place on alternate Tuesday evenings and one Saturday in each semester. The MA Inclusive Special Education can normally be completed in three years on a part-time basis as follows: two years (four semesters) with one module per semester, plus a further year (two semesters) for the Dissertation. Assessment Assessments equate to 6,000 words for each 30-credit module. Each module has a distinct criterion for each assessment based on the modules core content. You will be encouraged to complete assignments that are linked to your workplace practice and personal interest. Assessed work typically includes oral presentations, case studies, observational studies, literature reviews and action research.


Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline The MA will enable experienced professionals to develop as reflective practitioners through debates relating to the education of children and young people with SEND in the workplace. Our applicants will normally have a good honours degree or equivalent, and work in an education or related sector.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

£1,110 per 30 credit module; £2,220 per 60 credit module.
Inclusive Special Education at University of Chichester - UCAS