Taught course

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

University of Northampton · Faculty of Education and Humanities

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Entry requirements

  • An honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent
  • A personal statement (which explains your reasons for applying to this course)
  • Two references which will support your ability to study at postgraduate level
  • Students who have gained credits at M Level 7 from Northampton or from other universities can apply to use these towards the MA in SEN and Inclusion if they can demonstrate that their studies have been in the field.
  • Students who have achieved the National Award for SEN Coordination or the Level 7 OCR Diploma in teaching and assessing learners with dyslexia in the last five years can use their 60 credits towards the Master’s Degree.
  • International students should be able to show that they have the required English proficiency (minimum 6.5 IELTS score or equivalent)

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

This course is designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of issues relating to Special Educational Needs and Inclusions at a greater depth. If you are a practitioner working with children, young people and adults in any one of a range of contexts, this may be particularly useful. Some of the modules we offer do require that you are working in a practical setting. We can also offer tailored training packages for a variety of settings.

The MA in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion is made up of modules which help you to critically reflect on debates relating to inclusive practice in a variety of settings and contexts. You will be able to choose from a selection of optional modules so you can study what interests you most.

All of the modules are equivalent to 30 Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points, apart from the Dissertation which is 60 CATS points and is compulsory if you are studying for the MA. This module includes taught aspects of research methods as well as an independent piece of research.

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
01604 735500