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MA Education SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability) pathway

Middlesex University Dubai
2 years
Part time
Master's degree
On campus
September 2020

Program description

MA Education SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability) pathway

Introduction to the Program

The MA Education SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability) pathway is part of Middlesex University Dubai’s strategy to further develop its provision of Programs from the School of Health and Education. The successful introduction in 2014-15 of the MA Education (Leadership & Management) and MA Education (Teaching and Learning) focused on providing a pathway for teachers with an interest in developing their management and leadership skills. This new pathway module within the MA Education aims to provide students with a systematic understanding and critical awareness of models and frameworks of coaching and mentoring. This pathway will provide students with the experience of coaching in the workplace, including a range of theories related to emotional intelligence, psychology and personal and organisational change and development. There will be a focus on educational contexts. The module seeks to engage students in critical discussion and application of opportunities for coaching and mentoring within a range of educational settings.

As part of the SEND Pathway module, students will be encouraged to participate in a non-compulsory, three-day practical coaching training which will equip them with specific coaching skills at a foundation level. This training will be offered in conjunction with professional certifying partner such as ‘The Performance Coach’, a UK-certified organisation who will provide students with an additional coaching certification which is recognised by EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council). This optional certification will be offered at an additional cost to the student.

The SEND Pathway provides a comprehensive analysis of common core principles in the fields of coaching and mentoring whilst encouraging students to develop and pursue their own personal and professional research interests. Upon successful completion of the Program graduates are likely to benefit from ever increasing career opportunities within the Gulf Region, and the UAE in particular. This claim is evidenced by the UAE Ministry of Education Strategy 2010 - 2020 which specifically targets enhancing teacher development and educational qualifications as drivers of the knowledge economy.

This module pathway success will not only provide an increasing talent pool of qualified professionals, but will also assist dedicated teachers to enhance their existing skills in the classroom and support their transition into senior leadership positions by utilising coaching and mentoring tools and techniques. Overtime, this will feed through the education system to enable the increased development of local talent; destined to become leaders and industry professionals able to compete and transact proficiently in the global economy.

Admission requirements

Academic and Work Experience Requirements

Minimum second class honours degree (UK) or above, or overseas equivalent qualification is required.Currently employed or have work experience in an educational field is a must. Potential applicants should have the support of a work based mentor.

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

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Program content

Year 1

  • Developing Effective Teaching and Learning

Year 2

  • Dissertation
  • Special Education Needs and Disability: Inclusive Practice and Leadership

Tuition fees

The total tuition fee is AED 60,000/USD 16,335/EUR 14,527.*

Students can benefit from a 10% Postgraduate Study Grant.

Instalment plans available: 8 equal instalments of 12.50% of the tuition fee.

*Fees are subject to change based on the exchange rate at the time of the transaction.



  • Step into a school leadership role
  • Gain an ILM Level 3 coaching qualification
  • Complete innovative school based research
  • Lead new initiatives in your school
  • Introduce a coaching culture into your school
  • Progress as a leader in your school
  • Research inclusive practices in your school

Career opportunities

The proposed MA Education (SEND) pathway in addition to the training provided by ‘The Performance Coach’ will enable students to embark on a number of career routes. It is ideal for those in a senior leadership or line management role who are looking to build a coaching culture within their organisation to enhance employee performance. For others they could embark on a second career as a professional freelance coach and/or gain employment or further develop their careers in the following areas:

  • Business development
  • Consultancy work
  • Mentoring
  • Education
  • Leadership

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About this institute

Middlesex University Dubai

Middlesex University Dubai

Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, has over 3,500 students from more than 100 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a...

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Why study at Middlesex University Dubai

Study a Quality UK Degree in the Heart of Dubai

All of their programmes have the same validation and monitoring system as those offered at their home campus in London, with the same examinations taken simultaneously in both cities. This means students have the benefit of receiving their degree from the UK whilst being able to study in one of the most dynamic, vibrant and rapidly developing cities in the world.

Experience a Truly Global University

Middlesex University Dubai has over 3,200 students from more than 100 nationalities, and has four campuses worldwide: Dubai, London, Malta and Mauritius. Their students are able to learn to work in a multicultural environment, and benefit from the insights and viewpoints of an internationally diverse range of students and faculty – an invaluable asset for any graduate.

Start Your Studies in Dubai with the Option to Transfer Overseas

They provide students with the opportunity to transfer their studies to one of the overseas campuses within their second year of study, enabling them to explore a new culture and build overseas contacts whilst benefiting from the same high quality teaching they would experience in Dubai.

Simple Student Visa Process

Middlesex University Dubai provides Student Visas for all non-national students studying on any academic programme, and their dedicated team ensures this process is carried out as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Earn Whilst You Learn

Students studying an undergraduate programme are able to hold part time jobs in any of the over 4,500 businesses located in its free zones. Postgraduate classes are held in the evening, Sunday – Thursday between 6:30pm to 9:30pm – enabling students to balance their career and their studies.

Build Your Network

What really sets Dubai apart is its ability to attract the world’s top companies, providing plenty of opportunities for graduates to fast track their career in a multitude of professional roles. Middlesex University Dubai have extensive connections with local and international organisations, allowing students to gain insight from and network with professionals at the top of their game. Many of their programmes are also accredited and recognised by leading professional bodies, meaning their graduates may also gain exemptions from examinations or specific units of professional qualifications.

Contact info

Middlesex University Dubai

Dubai Knowledge Park
Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
500697 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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