Taught course

Special and Additional Learning Needs MA

University of East London · Cass School of Education and Communities

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree 2:2 classification or equivalent (or equivalent e.g. certificate of education, higher level professional training in education with demonstrable parity in experience).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

We are delighted to introduce this new online PG Cert / PG Dip / MA in Special and Additional Learning Needs, developed jointly by The Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London (UEL), and the Institute of Child Education and Psychology (ICEP) Europe.

Both UEL and ICEP Europe have a long track record in providing quality programmes in the field of special educational needs in the UK, Ireland, and internationally. The collaboration between the two institutions comes from a shared interest in offering a first class provision in higher education that is accessible to international educators. The programme aims to build upon participants’ existing skills and competencies, thus enhancing the quality of education for children and young people with special and additional learning needs in a variety of settings worldwide.

This international programme is relevant to both mainstream and specialist settings and the overall aim is to build the capacity of teachers and other professionals to respond effectively to the diverse educational needs of all learners, including those with special and additional educational needs.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS 7 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
£900 per 30 credit module
International students
£900 per 30 credit module

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
16 months


distance learning
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
0208 223 3333
0208 223 2978