Taught course

Inclusive Education: Research, Policy & Practice

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Education
Qualifications
MEd

Entry requirements

You should have an initial professional qualification (eg in teaching) as well as a first degree. Experience of, and interest in, educational inclusion/special education is desirable. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses. Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below) Common equivalent English language qualifications: ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimum CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C minimum PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: Language Centre, University of Glasgow BALEAP guide to accredited courses FAQs Visa requirements and proof of English language level It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements. If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency: UK Border Agency Tier 4 English Language requirements UKBA list of approved English language tests [pdf] For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is designed to address contemporary issues in inclusion/special education. If you are a teacher involved in inclusive education/special education, this programme is designed to promote your understanding of the issues and practices relevant to this area.
Why Glasgow
  • Our research-informed courses will help you to think about practice and policy in the light of current educational thinking and enable you to consider how an inclusive education system might operate in schools and other educational institutions.
  • You can tailor research projects to provide the maximum relevance and benefit to your interests and work.
  • You will discuss recent theories related to many of the conditions and labels associated with special educational needs/additional support needs and have the opportunity to develop practice that takes account of these within an inclusive framework.

Programme Structure

You will take four core courses and two optional courses, which you can choose according to your specialist interests. In addition you will complete a 12,000-15,000-word dissertation, under supervision, that will provide you with the opportunity to investigate, in greater depth, an issue that is relevant to your professional development and teaching context.

Core Courses

  • Evolving concept of inclusion
  • Introduction to educational and social research
  • Modern educational thought
  • The learner and the curriculum

Optional Courses

  • Developing literacy
  • Highly able learners
  • Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies
  • Identities, relationships and behaviours
  • Social and emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Information for international students

IELTS overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20 CAE: B minimum CPE: C minimum PTE Academic: 60; no sub-test less than 59

Fees and funding

UK students
£2889
International students
£15750

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/inclusiveeducationresearchpolicypracticemed/

Qualification and course duration

MEd

full time
12 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Margaret Sutherland
Email
Margaret.Sutherland@glasgow.ac.uk