You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject or have a Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
If you do not meet the above requirements but have two or more years of relevant work experience, you are encouraged to apply. Relevant work experience could include working in a school or other educational setting, youth and community work, or an educational role in the public or private sector.
All applicants must be employed in, or have sustained and appropriate voluntary access to, a relevant professional setting.
Months of entry
The MA Education (Special Educational Needs) has been designed to meet the interests and professional development needs of a range of professionals who are working with those with special educational needs in education and related settings, such as health and social care and social services. The programme enables you to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of barriers to learning. You will discover how to deliver inclusive practice for learners with special educational needs, focus on dyscalculia and mathematics learning difficulties, and explore multiple perspectives on educational leadership. You will also engage in meaningful and impactful research and enhance your understanding of the nature of educational enquiry and the analytical processes that support research-informed practice. If you are seeking to develop your practice and gain expertise in the field of special educational needs, then this is the programme for you.
You will benefit from exceptional personalised support, tailored to your individual professional interests and needs, and a flexible hybrid delivery model where you will normally attend classes online and on campus. The blend of students from different professional backgrounds will enable discussion, debate and the sharing of experiences in a supportive and welcoming environment, facilitated by staff who are experts in education theory and practice and special educational needs. You will also develop essential transferable skills, from purposeful and effective communication to utilising a range of media, making justifiable decisions in complex and unpredictable situations, and planning appropriate targets for improvement.