Taught course

Education (Inclusive Education)

University of Reading · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

Entrants are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). We normally expect students to have a professional background in education with experience of teaching. Ideally we would like students to have had at least two years’ experience of teaching but will consider applications from good students with less experience. If you have a slightly lower degree qualification than usual, this can be compensated for by good teaching experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Education (Inclusive Education) will help teachers, and other educationalists, widen their understanding of teaching and learning for all pupils by getting participants to reflect on and examine individual difference and explore ways to meet that difference through appropriate educational provision. For example, you can deepen your insights into different types of disabilities and ways to meet the needs of these groups. The dissertation allows for an in-depth exploration of a range of theoretical perspectives and the practical application of these. Past dissertations have focused on, for example, the impact of a numeracy intervention in a primary setting, the knowledge of Chinese teacher trainers about inclusive education, and teachers’ understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Saudi Arabia. We welcome applications from those with an educational background or an interest in working in an educational context.

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required. Normal requirements are: • an overall score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 6.0 or • an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 5.5

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
up to 63 months months

Course contact details

Dr Richard Harris