Entry requirements

Applicants will need a first degree and will typically be working in an educational context. Applicants should be interested in the inclusion of vulnerable learners and be able to demonstrate a strong drive to improve outcomes for learners.

Students who have completed the National Award for SENCo are able to accredit their prior learning (APL) towards the MA in Inclusive Education. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Provides you with expertise regarding vulnerable learners and inclusion at a time of significant educational and SEND reform.
Links between theory and practice are explored and critically analysed, reflecting on the impact of new legislation and policy at a local and national level.
Centered on developing professional practice, particularly as a leader within education.
The MA in Inclusive Education focuses upon the issues within education which concern the inclusion of learners and its implications. These include philosophical, ethical and legal aspects which impact on the conduct of education in different settings. The concept of inclusion is challenging and wide ranging: modules in this programme problematize the idea of inclusion by providing opportunities for students to engage critically with the policy and practice of inclusive education. The modules combine direct academic teaching and study at Master’s level at the University to obtain the academic awards of PG Cert, PG Dip or Master’s in Inclusive Education.

The MA is designed for those who are working in education as teachers or programme leaders as well as those who wish to learn more about this field and how it influences the way students (children, young people and adults) experience education in various national and international contexts.
The MA is also ideal for SENCos who have completed the National award for SENCo and wish to continue their studies.

Information for international students

For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

01225 876180