A 2:1 or above (or international equivalent) Bachelor's degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree i.e. Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology) is required.
Applicants without a 2:1 or a degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree as above) are welcome to apply, but should have a degree and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience post degree, in an education-focused setting.
Months of entry
On the Inclusion and Disability pathway, you will explore the main international debates and solutions associated with educational policy and practice in the areas of inclusion, disability and special educational needs (SEN).
This postgraduate degree will explore the key areas of Educational placement, curricula, pedagogy, and assessment. A central theme of this Inclusion and Disability pathway will be to examine and question how ideas, practices and values can impact on children and young people's educational inclusion and equity. There will be opportunities to examine comparative and international studies and ‘interventions’ that have a cross-cultural underpinning.
A series of core modules will provide you with the economic, historical, philosophical and sociological frameworks to help you understand the field of education and the skills required for conducting critical research whilst a range of optional modules will help you to pursue your interests and to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your own interests and practice.
The Inclusion and Disability pathway will be of particular interest to education practitioners, and policymakers, researchers and administrators who are seeking a wider and deeper grounding in debates surrounding education equity, disability and inclusion and for those seeking new and innovative ways of improving educational outcomes for specific groups of learners within a fast-changing area of education reform (internationally).
Please note that like most Masters courses, this course does not confer qualified teacher status (QTS).International students
The MA Education course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, and welcomes applications from international students.
The University of Birmingham, which has over 8,700 international students from approximately 150 countries, provides support throughout the course for those that are new to, or less experienced in, studying in a UK context.
If you would like further information about studying in Birmingham, then you can visit our international students webpage.
MA Education pathways
You can choose from one of our other specialist focus pathways, based on the School of Education’s principle research areas or the broader MA Education :
- MA Education (Comparative and International Perspectives)
- MA Education (Leadership)
- MA Education (Social Justice)
- MA Education
We also offer a number of other programmes across a range of SEN and Inclusion that may be relevant to your needs.
The MA Education (Inclusion and Disability) course consists of compulsory modules, optional modules from the list below and a dissertation.
Unless indicated otherwise the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2023.
The following must be taken:
- Education, Policy and Society
- Research methods in education
- Cross Cultural Issues in SEND
- Inclusion: Individual and Group Differences
You must choose two 20 credit modules from this list. Find out more about each of the modules
- Citizenship, human rights and the environment
- Education, Curriculum Design Planning and Social Justice
- Education Policy and Improving Schools
- Disability and Inclusive Development
- Special Educational Needs of Children with Autism
- Language, discourse and society
Information for international students
Standard English language requirements apply. Speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band or equivalent qualification.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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