Taught course

Special and Inclusive Education (online)

University of Nottingham · School of Education

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) or an approved equivalent professional qualification in education, psychology, teacher training or one of the caring professions such as social care, therapy etc. Other subjects may be acceptable if accompanied by 6 months relevant work experience (teaching, voluntary work, support work).

Months of entry

September, July

Course content

The MA Special and Inclusive Education is suitable if you are:

  • interested in developing your knowledge and understanding of children and young people with special educational needs
  • working as a teacher or associated professional in mainstream education or specialised settings wishing to extend your skills and practice
  • an experienced professional or new to working with children with additional needs
  • UK-based or an international student

The course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. We focus on the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice.

The MA Special and Inclusive Education (online) provides high quality professional development that offers flexibility for students to pursue areas of interest and specialisms.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Education web pages

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559