Taught course

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

University of Northampton · Faculty of Education and Humanities

Entry requirements

Applicants will possess one of the following:

  • Good honours Degree of a UK University
  • Good honours Degree from a recognised University other than in the UK
  • QTS or equivalent. Applicants working in children’s services without QTS with an ordinary degree or Early Years Teacher Status or QTLS will be considered.
  • Applicants who have recent professional experience of three years or more will be positively considered. In this case the applicants will be interviewed and must demonstrate suitability for the course by providing: portfolio evidence of significant professional engagement in education or services for children at graduate equivalent level and/or a piece of written text. This portfolio sets out details of the relevant career pathway of the candidate, including a summary of their specific responsibilities relating to children & young people in schools or other settings.
  • Applicants who have achieved level 7 credits undertaken on a UK accredited initial teacher education programme will be eligible to join the MA SEN & Inclusion with a maximum of 60 credits if applicants are able to demonstrate that their level 7 credits focussed upon an SEN specialism and was achieved recently.
  • Applicants who have achieved level 7 credits on the Postgraduate Certificate Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination will be eligible to join the MA SEN & Inclusion with a maximum of 60 credits.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content


  • The course has a highly experienced and supportive teaching team who have a variety of teaching and research experiences, locally, nationally and internationally, which are embedded into the learning experience.
  • Modules are relevant to those working, or have aspirations of working, in services or settings which support individuals with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.
  • The Subject Area has a strong reputation for research in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion. As a result, there are opportunities to pursue your research interests towards a PhD.

The MA Special Educational Needs and Inclusion programme is for those wishing to deepen their knowledge, practice and professional skills in the fields of Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion. The programme equips you with skills for application in various professional contexts. The rich curriculum is a strength of our programme; content draws upon the most recent evidenced-based practices and policies for inclusion and issues of debate nationally and internationally.

Information for international students

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with a score no lower than 6.0 for writing and no remaining band/component below 5.5 for study at postgraduate level.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,470 (F/T)
International students

For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 303 2772