Taught course

Inclusive Education

University of the West of Scotland · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy the specific admission requirements for Masters courses offered by University of the West of Scotland and should normally hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The programme is aimed at teachers and other professionals teaching and/or supporting learning in mainstream schools or other inclusive educational settings.

About the programme The programme takes inclusive education to operate within the equality and human rights legislative context, aiming to remove barriers to learning and participation, and to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage for whatever reason.

Your learning The programme equips you with knowledge, understanding and skills that make you well-suited to pursue positions of responsibility in the areas of inclusion and support for learning. You will start with the compulsory Additional Support for Learning and Inclusive Education module. Upon successful completion of this module you can undertake two of the following modules to complete the Certificate; and five of the following modules or four of the following modules plus a Research Methods module to complete the Diploma:

• Autism Spectrum Disorders

• Dyslexia

• Gifted and Talented

• Inclusive Enquiry

• Inclusive Leadership

• Inclusive Practice

• Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Upon successful completion of the Diploma, participants who have studied the Research Methods module can progress to the MEd stage where you will undertake a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice.

There is no requirement to attend ‘face-to-face’ sessions on this programme as it is offered by distance learning, using the UWS virtual learning environment.

Our Careers Adviser says Professional and personal development abilities are

greatly enhanced, and graduates will be perfectly poised to undertake positions of leadership as well as seeking new opportunities in this exciting field.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Lisa McAuliffe
01292 886392 or 0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 outside UK)