Taught course

Education (Special Educational Needs)

University of Bedfordshire · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

Course participants will need to:

  • be practising teachers or other educators working in the area of special educational needs provision in schools or other educational institutions;
  • study EDC004-6 in advance of EDC047-6;
  • have regular (i.e. several times a week) access to a computer.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

The MA is designed for practising professionals, or those interested in research, in special educational needs and disability (SEND) – usually in schools, the lifelong learning sector and universities.

Its modular structure allows you to personalise your choice of units and progress at a pace that best suits you, with a final phase focused on educational research via a dissertation.

The MA Education engages you with key issues in education and aims to encourage your evidence-based practice, as you make direct and meaningful connections between the course and your own experiences and aspirations.

The course helps you to broaden your knowledge educational ideas and research findings, as you identify and justify recommendations for further action. This places you in a better position to develop your work as a classroom practitioner or school leader.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

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