Taught course

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

York St John University · School of Education

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a related subject.

If your degree is not in education or a related discipline, but you can provide evidence of relevant professional experience, your application may still be considered.

If you have a PGCE which you gained within the last 5 years then we can recognise up to 60 relevant credits for this to provide exemption from 2 of the modules.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore concepts surrounding national policies and practices so you can make a real difference in the lives of young people with (SEN/D).

In England, about 1.3 million children and young people are identified as having Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEN/D). The UK is in need of highly skilled practitioners with knowledge of issues relating to these children and young people. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to be one of these much needed practitioners.

Whatever your current role within educational practice, this course will give you the opportunity to build your theoretical understanding of SEN/D. Through studying an exciting range of innovative modules you will learn to critically evaluate relevant policy, practices and resources.

This is a flexible course, and you can tailor your learning to your own individual context and background. For example, the course provides a clear progression for SEN coordinators (SENCOs) who may have previously completed a Postgraduate Certificate Award.

Through experiential enquiry, research and scholarship, you will learn about historical and contemporary theoretical frameworks surrounding SEN/D. You will also develop the research skills needed for analysis and appraisal of SEN/D provision.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
01904 876 598