Taught course

Education - SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

Oxford Brookes University · School of Education

Entry requirements

This MA course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, normally graduates with a recognised teaching qualification, or other educational professional experience.

Applicants normally have:

  • a good honours degree
  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), other equivalent professional qualification or relevant experience

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Education (SEND) pathway is dedicated to the advanced study of issues around special education, disability and inclusion at Masters level.

On this pathway you will develop your critical enquiry and reflection in the field of SEND, and study in a learning environment where you will be supported in improving and developing your practice. You will gain depth and insight into your professional thinking and meet students who are at various levels in their careers.

The academic team of specialist staff at Oxford Brookes have a strong background in SEND teaching and are research–active in the field of SEND.

Applicants may transfer in credits gained from a PG Cert NASENCo; the Brookes-SEBDA PG Cert in Understanding and Managing Social Emotional Mental Health (SB50); or the Brookes-SEBA PG Cert in Advanced Study of Social Emotional Mental Health (SB51) - subject to these having been gained in the last five years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0) 1865 488388