Taught course

Special Educational Needs

Institution
University of South Wales · University of South Wales
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good first degree is preferred but experience is greatly valued. Full-time and part-time students choosing modules which have a placement component as part of the assessment process, will need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if you are an EU or international student).

Full-time students wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the internship scheme will also need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if you are an EU or international student).

If English is not your first language you should be able to demonstrate a level of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (minimum score of 5.5 in each band).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA SEN/ALN (Additional Learning Needs) will appeal to those who are working in the field of SEN/ALN and Learning Disabilities, in particular those who are working in education (SENCos/ALNCOs, specialist teachers, one-to-one tutors within FE/HE together with learning support staff across a range of settings). This Special Educational Needs qualification is also of interest to professionals working in health, such as speech and language therapists and occupational therapists and other non-statutory organisations.

The SEN/ALN course has been designed to enable experienced practitioners in education and related professions to critically engage in the social, political and global debates relating to the living and learning experiences of children, young people and adults who have special educational needs and learning disabilities. It will encourage greater understanding and a critical appreciation of the trends and developments in SEN/ALN and disability provision across schools and relevant settings. Our SEN/ALN course also offers an in-depth focus on contemporary perspectives of SEN/ALN, learning disabilities and inclusive practice together with the opportunity to widen students’ theoretical understanding through research and evaluation within their respective professional roles. Awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level; Postgraduate Diploma level and the full Masters degree.

For more information on the course, teaching and career prospects please see the website.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you should be able to demonstrate a level of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (minimum score of 5.5 in each band).

Fees and funding

For full funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries and Admissions
Email
enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Phone
03455 76 77 78