Education with Special Educational Needs and Disability at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Education with Special Educational Needs and Disability (Taught)

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Course summary

To create an inclusive society, different professionals must work together, from education, health and social care to government. Our MA Education with Special Educational Needs and Disability will support your specialism and prepare you to collaborate. Understand in depth the special educational needs and disability (SEND) requirements of children and young people up to 25 years old. Be clear on SEND rights, ever-complex legislation and specific conditions. Have answers for those under your care, their families and fellow professionals. The area of special educational needs and disability (SEND) has seen much government interest recently. This course focuses on inclusion. You’ll be able to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and meet the aspirations of their families. You’ll join a learning community of committed students, professionals and specialist tutors from a range of related disciplines. Here, the fields of education, health and social care and local and national government combine, as they must in the real world for the greatest outcomes. You’ll understand the perspectives and frameworks of the various stakeholders involved in supporting children and young people with SEND. That means you’ll never work in isolation. You’ll learn about the duties of the different professionals you’ll encounter in your career, and the best practices followed. You’ll be able to see your role, and that of others, within the widest possible context. As SEND professionals, we play an important part in family life through to shaping the inclusive society we wish to see. You’ll also develop as a specialist in your area of interest, with opportunities to build on the skills you need, alongside understanding. Your role will be to intervene, so we’ll concentrate on maximising your impact, including adopting the right strategies. We’ll help enhance your communication and inter-personal skills too. Rather than sit exams, every assessment will advance the knowledge and skills you need in the field, from report writing to critical reflection and delivering presentations. This assessment work is well-supported; many of the professionals on this course returning to education find this extra help invaluable. Besides specialist tutors, you’ll benefit from guest lecturers and working alongside other MA Education students. This course is offered full-time in both January and September. Applicants joining with credits from a PG Cert or PGCE can opt to take the course part-time in September.


Intervention for SEND Professional Enquiry for Education Exploring Educational Research Developing Educational Research Postgraduate Major Project (double module)

Assessment method

We use a range of assessment methods to demonstrate your developing knowledge and theoretical understanding. Assessments will also expand the skills you’ll need in practice to best support children and young people with special education needs and disabilities, alongside their families. And you’ll be able to show how you’ve learned to engage other professionals across disciplines, empowering them to be as effective as possible. Instead of sitting exams, you’ll benefit from collaborative assessments, including making group presentations. You’ll develop core strengths in valuable appraisal methods, such as the ability to carry out individual critical reflections. You’ll also carry out an extended evaluation of issues applied directly to your specific interests and context. Each assignment will progress your learning, assessing your ability to communicate with clarity, both verbally and in written reports aimed at a range of audiences.

Entry requirements

A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Education with Special Educational Needs and Disability at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS