Taught course

Special and Inclusive Education

Institution
UCL - University College London · Psychology and Human Development
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants will also normally have some related professional experience.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Special and Inclusive Education will develop knowledge of special and inclusive education. Students will be introduced to world-leading theory and research and consider how it links to policy and practice. The MA will appeal to those looking to develop their professional practice or progress to further study about disability, inclusive education, and/or educational policy. The MA also has two specialist routes in Autism and Specific Learning Difficulties.

This high-level programme provides students with the opportunity to engage with the latest theory and research on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) delivered by world leaders in research and teaching.  IOE is ranked #1 in the world for education and our team of internationally-recognised tutors (researchers, academics, and professionals) from the Department of Psychology and Human Development (PHD) will provide students with a cutting-edge programme of taught sessions, independent activities and group/individual assessments; all of which will deepen their knowledge, challenge their thinking and enhance their employability. London offers a rich and diverse population so students can focus on neurodiversity within a wide range of individuals and communities.

Students on this MA benefit from a rigorous academic programme. Critical engagement with current research and evidence-informed practice on special and inclusive education provides a thorough grounding for those new to the field. It also challenges the thinking and deepens the knowledge of those with prior (academic, personal or professional) experience in special and inclusive education. Input from a broad range of experts (including people with disabilities, their parents and their educators) ensures strong relevance to practice and the crucial inclusion of insider expertise.

The programme attracts national and international students with rich and varied professional and/or personal experiences; offering a valuable opportunity for networking and collaborative learning. At the end of the programme, students are encouraged to join professional learning networks; to continue their personal and professional development and to provide further opportunities for peer-to-peer learning. The programme, along with the diverse range of events and initiatives provided by our centres of excellence, PHD, the UCL Institute of Education and UCL, offers a transformative experience for students interested in special and inclusive education.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Assessment

The MA is taught through blended lectures, group discussions, small group and/or one-to-one tutorials. Compulsory and optional modules are assessed through a range of different assessment types, including a range of written/oral assignments. For some modules students may choose from a range of assignment titles or may be able to negotiate their own title. They will be required to choose to write either a report or a dissertation in the final year of the programme.

Course contact details

Phone
+4402076126284