Taught course

Education (Special Educational Needs)

Edge Hill University · Secondary and Further Education

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (normally a 2.2 or above) in a field related to education or an equivalent qualification acceptable to Edge Hill University. Applicants, who come from a different academic background, which is equivalent to degree level, or have 2 or more years of relevant work experience, are welcome to apply. Or a Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

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 identify, analyse and evaluate policies and their implementation in practice, in relation to inclusion and learners with SEND. You will also reflect on inclusive practice within your own setting for learners with a range of Special Educational Needs, considering the effectiveness of strategies implemented to support learners. 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    11 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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