Taught course

Education - Special Educational Needs and Disability

London South Bank University · Education

Entry requirements

Good honours degree or equivalent. Please discuss your qualifications with the admissions tutor if you are unsure.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Education - Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is a professional and academic degree that provides an in-depth understanding about learners with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, their requirements and how they can be supported in their learning achievement.

Government scholarships
Teachers and SEN support staff are able to apply for a scholarship to develop specialist skills, please visit the government website for more information. Apply before midnight 8 June 2014.

National Award for SEN Co-ordinator
You can also choose to take the recognised award of 'National Award for SEN Co-ordination' or options that will further deepen your understanding of SEND.

MA Education - Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is designed for people with an interest in SEND and practitioners in the field of education, who have experience of working with learners with SEND across the age range (in keeping with the 0-25 framework in the Children and Families Bill 2013). Based on the principles on 'nothing about us without us' content will be informed by the lived experiences of disabled people.

The theoretical aspects of the programme will deepen your understanding of the application of theory to practice, the legislative context and specific requirements of learners and how teaching and support strategies can be used to help pupils and students to be successful. You'll develop a particular strand of interest based on your work into the dissertation and have opportunities to disseminate your findings to the work place and throughout the course.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580. See: www.lsbu.ac.uk/international/englishRequirement

Fees and funding

Please use our online tuition fees checker at: www.lsbu.ac.uk/fees
TDA partial funding may be available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Office
020 7815 7815