Taught course

Inclusive Education

University of Gloucestershire · School of Education and Humanities

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Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification
  • and/or appropriate work experience.
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content


Working with experienced education professionals, explore the policies and philosophies of inclusion in relation to special educational needs and wider inclusion groups.

The course begins with a discussion about how the term ‘inclusion’ can be interpreted. You will explore policies and philosophies of inclusion in relation to both special educational needs and special provision, as well as theories of social justice and equality for all students.

We will consider how to evaluate and develop policy and practices in individual educational institutions, and analyse how far current educational contexts of performativity and high stakes accountability may affect developments in inclusionary thinking and practice.

Postgraduate Certificate

This Post Graduate Certificate (part-time) is specifically designed to allow practitioners in schools to gain accreditation linked to the work they are undertaking or have undertaken in gaining the Inclusion Quality Mark in their setting.

We value the learning and development which occurs for practitioners in the process of the working towards the Inclusion Quality Mark and believe that this learning can be harnessed to move your academic development forward.

Upon completion of this Post Graduate Certificate you will have completed one third of a master's. At this point, we'd be happy to discuss your options to continue your studies with a view to completing the Masters outlined above.

Fees and funding

Learn more at our postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0) 3330 141414