Taught course

Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Standard Manchester Met admission requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply: applicants need to have an honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if students are able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore the ways practitioners generate knowledge across the field of inclusive education and disability. Reflect on your understanding of special educational needs. Examine alternative approaches to inclusion and diversity in education.

This masters degree focuses on the hidden voices in education. Rather than exploring a particular category of special educational needs (SEN), you’ll consider the critical issues for equality and diversity.

You’ll question the way we educate and look at alternative ways to encourage the inclusion of children and adults who are marginalised from typical ways of learning.

We emphasise the importance of understanding different perspectives and investigating where your position lies within current debates. We challenge you to rethink your ideas about education, to critique your views, and to think about the implications for policy and practice.

You’ll explore some of the wider questions related to theory, policy and practice in the field of inclusion, disability and SEN. Questions such as: How can education promote greater equity in an increasingly diverse society? How should we understand the complexities of inclusive education in a rapidly changing world?

Typically, you’ll study three core units and two option units. These option units give you the opportunity to delve deeper into the areas you’re passionate about, such as global policy or disability and difference.

Your final assignment is a dissertation and you’ll choose the topic.

Information for international students

International applicants need to demonstrate English Language requirements at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969