Taught course

Special Educational Needs

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

A first degree with honours at a minimum final classification of Upper Second (2:1). Applicants will need to have two or more of the following: A recognised professional qualification in Teaching Education Support, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, a creative therapy or Psychology; Evidence of sustained experience working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children and young adults with SEN-D and their families; Personal experience (for example through a family member) of the SEN-D context. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Months of entry


Course content

You will work closely with colleagues and experts from different professional backgrounds and will reflect on how to engage effectively with professionals, families and children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities from birth to 25 years old.

Our course aims to strengthen and enrich your professional repertoire, and tackle the assumptions that it’s clear how to collaborate and maximise one another’s skills. You will explore professionals’ duties and procedures within the wider societal and familial context, as well as the enhancement of intervention, communication and inter-personal skills.

We believe that the full participation and empowerment of all stakeholders is key in shaping the direction of the lives of children and young people with SEND. Alongside gaining insights and a deeper understanding of perspectives and frameworks, you’ll work with verbal and non-verbal strategies to support collaboration and the intervention process for children and young people with SEND.

For more information visit our Anglia Ruskin University course page.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international students and accept a range of international qualifications. Contact our admissions team to find out more at admissions@anglia.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

For more information visit our postgraduate finance pages.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868