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MA Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education

Manchester Metropolitan University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Manchester
English
Manchester Metropolitan University

Program description

MA Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education

Explore the ways practitioners generate knowledge across the field of inclusive education and disability. Reflect on your understanding of special educational needs (SEN). Examine alternative approaches to inclusion and diversity in education.

This masters degree focuses on the hidden voices in education. Rather than exploring a particular category of SEN, you’ll consider the critical issues for equality and diversity.

You’ll question the way we educate and look at alternative ways to encourage the inclusion of children and adults who are marginalised from typical ways of learning.

We emphasise the importance of understanding different perspectives and investigating where your position lies within current debates. We challenge you to rethink your ideas about education, to critique your views, and to think about the implications for policy and practice.

You’ll explore some of the wider questions related to theory, policy and practice in the field of inclusion, disability and SEN. Questions such as: How can education promote greater equity in an increasingly diverse society? How should we understand the complexities of inclusive education in a rapidly changing world?

Typically, you’ll study three core units and two option units. These option units give you the opportunity to delve deeper into the areas you’re passionate about, such as global policy or disability and difference.

Your final assignment is a dissertation and you’ll choose the topic based on your interests and experience.

Admission requirements

You will have a degree, postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an undergraduate 2:2 UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be considered.

Language requirements

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

For more information about entry requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Manchester Met is offering scholarships of up to £2,500 for high achieving applicants. This scholarship is open to international students who enrol on a full-time postgraduate Masters program and meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship will be awarded automatically upon enrolment, no application is required.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Full time

  • Tuition fee for UK, EU and Channel Island students: £8,500 per year
  • Tuition fee for Non-EU International students: £16,000 per year

Part time

  • Tuition fee for UK, EU and Channel Island students: £2,125 per 30 credits studied per year.
  • Tuition fee for Non-EU International students: £2,667 per 30 credits studied per year

Qualification

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.

Continuing studies

You might continue studying, beginning a PGCE to become a teacher or starting a research degree (MPhil, EdD or PhD).

Career opportunities

You could develop your career across the education sector within mainstream and specialist settings. Many of our students have gone in to management and advisory positions related to inclusion and diversity in schools and other educational settings.

Teachers who take the PgCert (NASENCO) as part of their MA may become Special Educational Needs Coordinators in schools; others may develop specialisms in areas of special educational needs, such as autism or dyslexia.

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Want to know more about Manchester Metropolitan University? Fill out the form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

By completing this form you agree to the Manchester Metropolitan University adding your personal data to our prospective students and enquirers database, and to be contacted by the University for promotional purposes with information on our services, benefits and opportunities. We rely upon the legitimate interests lawful basis in order to hold and use your personal data for these purposes.

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Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries. The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old†, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and...


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Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University


  1. Ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old. (** Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020)
  2. Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.
  3. £400M+ future investment planned to develop our facilities, buildings and public spaces.
  4. Holder of the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 for our multilingual poetry project, Mother Tongue Other Tongue.
  5. 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
  6. Our teaching quality has been recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by the Government in 2017.
  7. History and heritage: Our roots in higher education date back to 1824.
  8. Partnerships from across the sporting world including Manchester City Football Club.
  9. One of the UK's greenest universities / Ranked 2nd in the People & Planet University League 2019.
  10. Founding member of the Institute of Coding.

Contact info

Manchester Metropolitan University

6 Great Marlborough Street
M1 5AL Manchester
United Kingdom

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www.mmu.ac.uk

Request information

Want to know more about Manchester Metropolitan University? Fill out the form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

By completing this form you agree to the Manchester Metropolitan University adding your personal data to our prospective students and enquirers database, and to be contacted by the University for promotional purposes with information on our services, benefits and opportunities. We rely upon the legitimate interests lawful basis in order to hold and use your personal data for these purposes.

You can unsubscribe by using links at the bottom of our communications or by contacting international@mmu.ac.uk. For further information about our use of your personal data and your data subject rights, please see our Enquirers and Prospective Student Privacy Notice: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/data-protection/privacy-notices/enquirers-prospective-students/

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