Taught course

Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

University of Birmingham · School of Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a degree that includes a professional qualification, while applicants for the MA should have a degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme designed with two distinct groups of participants in mind:
  • Those who wish to study a range of campus-based modules relating to ISEN
  • Those on distance learning modes who wish to combine modules from two programmes
The ISEN programme is suitable for:
  • UK, European and overseas students
  • professionals in schools, further education, social services or health related roles who are interested in the education and needs of children or students with a range of special educational needs (SEN)
  • people who have completed a first degree and are attracted to study and gain knowledge about children and students with special educational needs
The campus-based programme utilises lectures, seminars, tutorials, school visits, practical tasks and discussions. Campus-based lectures are given by academics who are leaders in research in the Special Educational Needs field.
The distance learning programme utilises material for home study, tutorial and seminar groups, together with university-based residential weekends in Birmingham. Our distance learning programme has a reputation for excellence both nationally and internationally.

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Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships on our website

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEd
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005