Taught course

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

York St John University · School of Education

Entry requirements

You may apply if you have an honours degree in an appropriate discipline. You will be accepted onto the programme following a satisfactory interview, references and evidence of qualifications.

If you don’t have these academic qualifications you may qualify for entry based on other equivalent relevant qualifications or experience.

If you have a PGCE which you gained within the last five years then we can recognise up to 60 relevant M level credits for this to provide exemption from two of the modules normally studied in the second year of part-time study. This means that you would complete and pass the first year modules and then proceed straight to your dissertation study.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA will support your knowledge and understanding of concepts surrounding SEN/D, national policies and practices relating to it and they ways in which these are applied in a range of contexts. This programme seeks to enable in-service teachers, school leaders, policy leaders and others interested in learning more about supporting the educational needs of those with SEN through studying a broad range of innovative modules related to provision for this population.

Through experiential enquiry, research and scholarship you will develop critical understanding of historic and contemporary theoretical frameworks as well as develop research skills for analysis and appraisal or practice. This programme also provides clear progession for those SEN-coordinators (SENCOs) who have previously completed a Postgraduate Certificate Award. It is designed to integrate learning opportunities which can be work-based and therefore specific to your individual context.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team