Taught course

Special Educational Needs

University of Exeter · College of Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject or a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject with relevant work experience.

We welcome applications from students who hold qualifications and degrees that are not in education. These may include degrees and qualifications undertaken in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts or business studies. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case by case basis. We would encourage applicants to use their personal statement to indicate their interests in education and any relevant work experience.

Some modules require disclosure and barring service checks.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters in Special Educational Needs (SEN) gives you the opportunity to further your studies in education, with a particular focus on SEN. This MA will enable you to look in depth and with a critical perspective at the key concepts, theories and practices involved in special and inclusive education within a variety of international and historical contexts. It will also give you the opportunity to reflect critically on your own practice, to investigate educational issues that interest you and to join a community of peers and supportive academics with varied but complementary interests. There is the option to choose a module which includes an experiential placement. This will allow you to gain hands-on experience in schools in England; this module strongly supports you in connecting theory and practice.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500 (full-time)
International students
£18,500 (full-time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Graduate School of Education
+44 (0)1392 723192