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This flexible, MA Education (Specialist Educational Needs and Disability/SEN) is part of our updated suite of Master’s of Education programmes, which allow you to graduate with a focus upon a key aspect of the education system.

Modules will be taught across evening and day time classes and there is also the option for part-time study. This means that it is possible to combine this course with an existing job or family life, depending on your modules.

If you are interested in progressing with your career to more senior or specialist roles, then this the perfect way to build on your existing credentials and to offer something extra to employers. 

The 2015 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (DfE/DoH) outlines that all teachers must be teachers of pupils with SEN and are responsible for the progress of all learners in their class.

With an estimated 20 per cent of young people in school having special educational needs, it is essential that teachers have a working knowledge of current research in SEN and take ownership of being competent in this specialism.

On this course, you will learn to critically engage with current thinking and ideas about inclusive and specialist education. Our excellent teaching staff will use their practical experience to develop your knowledge of specific learning difficulties, and support you in becoming a thoughtful practitioner who can apply wider research to inform your own practice. 

You will gain a solid grounding in understanding a range of special needs across a variety of age groups. Subjects include autism, dyslexia, social and emotional mental health issues and other, wide ranging modules.

You will be supported by a diverse and extremely well qualified range of research active staff. The accessibility and approachability of our staff is paramount to our master’s programmes and our unique and dedicated approach to student support truly sets us apart.

You will have the choice of a full range of modules from across our different specialisms, allowing you to create a bespoke course that tailors exactly to your requirements.

We welcome applications from a broad range of academic backgrounds and will consider each individual application on its merit. The reason for your application is paramount and we would encourage you to apply if you have transferable skills from less traditional circumstances, such as industry or even personal experience.

If you have any queries then please do contact our programme leader who can answer any questions on an individual basis, response may not be immediate but please be assured that you will receive a reply; irenie.lowry@northumbria.ac.uk

***Subject to Validation***

This flexible, MA Education (Specialist Educational Needs and Disability/SEN) is part of our updated suite of Master’s of Education programmes, which allow you to graduate with a focus upon a key aspect of the education system.

Modules will be taught across evening and day time classes and there is also the option for part-time study. This means that it is possible to combine this course with an existing job or family life, depending on your modules.

If you are interested in progressing with your career to more senior or specialist roles, then this the perfect way to build on your existing credentials and to offer something extra to employers. 

The 2015 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (DfE/DoH) outlines that all teachers must be teachers of pupils with SEN and are responsible for the progress of all learners in their class.

With an estimated 20 per cent of young people in school having special educational needs, it is essential that teachers have a working knowledge of current research in SEN and take ownership of being competent in this specialism.

On this course, you will learn to critically engage with current thinking and ideas about inclusive and specialist education. Our excellent teaching staff will use their practical experience to develop your knowledge of specific learning difficulties, and support you in becoming a thoughtful practitioner who can apply wider research to inform your own practice. 

You will gain a solid grounding in understanding a range of special needs across a variety of age groups. Subjects include autism, dyslexia, social and emotional mental health issues and other, wide ranging modules.

You will be supported by a diverse and extremely well qualified range of research active staff. The accessibility and approachability of our staff is paramount to our master’s programmes and our unique and dedicated approach to student support truly sets us apart.

You will have the choice of a full range of modules from across our different specialisms, allowing you to create a bespoke course that tailors exactly to your requirements.

We welcome applications from a broad range of academic backgrounds and will consider each individual application on its merit. The reason for your application is paramount and we would encourage you to apply if you have transferable skills from less traditional circumstances, such as industry or even personal experience.

If you have any queries then please do contact our programme leader who can answer any questions on an individual basis, response may not be immediate but please be assured that you will receive a reply; irenie.lowry@northumbria.ac.uk

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
18 months full-time
1 other options available

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
January 2021 or January 2022

Fee Information

MA Education (SEN/Inclusion) / Book an Open Day

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study the MA Education (SEN/Inclusion) at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

On this programme, you will be able to select from a range of taught modules which focus on aspects of SEND and Inclusion and your dissertation will enable you to research a specific area of SEND and Inclusion which is of particular interest to you.

You will study current educational issues and examine key features of practices in educational systems. We will encourage you to become an independent learner, able to critically reflect on your own experience and apply what you have learned to your own organisation.

You will learn through lectures, seminars and group discussion. You will develop a critical understanding of the relationships between research, policy and practice and how they are applied to different settings. You will use work-based learning to tailor the course to suit your own specialist area of practice.

You will be assessed through a variety of approaches including assignments, presentations, portfolios and reports. All tasks will be clearly explained in advance and assessment criteria, grade descriptors and marking schemes will be available for every assignment and thoroughly discussed in class. You will not sit any exams.

MA Education (SEN/Inclusion) / Book an Open Day

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study the MA Education MA Education (SEN/Inclusion) at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

The staff who lead the modules on this course are all passionate about their subject. They are qualified teachers and practitioners, with substantial experience across the whole of the education sector. We ensure not only strong academic but also strong pastoral support to all of our students.

You will learn from our exceptional team of warm and supportive staff who use their active research to inform their theory, meaning that your studies remain current and informed by contemporary issues.

We are extremely proud of our team and consider that it is our unwavering student support which really sets us apart.

Throughout the course you will be supported by your guidance tutor, the programme leader, and each of your module tutors. You can rely upon constant and consistent mentoring from your tutor with both personal and professional issues.

We ensure that our support services are always accessible and offer strong pastoral support to every student that wants it.

You will receive support and supervision during your dissertation project, when we will match you with a tutor who specialises in your area of interest. This will allow you to draw on their relevant knowledge and expertise.

The education team are dedicated to developing their own learning and research, and are frequently published in education journals.

We also have an ITE (Initial teacher education) team who are able to offer guidance on employment within the education sector. This a team run by staff who are teacher educators, operating in roles such as training teachers to work in schools.

 

MA Education (SEN/Inclusion) / Book an Open Day

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study the MA Education (SEN/Inclusion) at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

At our base on Coach Lane Campus you will benefit from modern teaching facilities. You will also enjoy being immersed in an environment which is dedicated to the study of education.

This environment gives you the opportunity to reflect on your learning and discuss your findings with your peers, many of whom are from similar work backgrounds and working towards the same career goals.

Technology-enhanced learning is used extensively across the course and each module will have its own e-learning area. This helps us to share learning materials with you in a flexible way and allows you to revisit learning materials in your own time. It also enables you to have online discussions with your fellow students to develop ideas.

You will be equipped with the ability to challenge your personal and professional development, applying planning tools and career advice through the UseMYAbility website.

 

If you are an international student you can also benefit from the support of our Academic Language Skills Programmes (ALS). The programmes will run alongside your studies to help you develop your academic language and communication skills within an Education context.

MA Education (SEN/Inclusion) / Book an Open Day

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study the MA Education (SEN/Inclusion) at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Research-rich learning is embedded into every aspect of our postgraduate Education courses. We have designed the courses to equip you with critical and independent enquiry skills that will last a lifetime.

You will develop skills in collaborative working, discipline-specific creativity and project management. You will be encouraged to examine, compare and contrast different world views. You will examine key education theories and concepts, and enrich your understanding of these through critical discussion with your peers, colleagues and lecturers.

All of this will feed into your own independent research project towards the end of the course, during which you can draw on our lecturers’ wide-ranging expertise.

Our academic staff have extensive research experience in all areas of education, from early years and schools to post-compulsory and higher education. Our areas of research strength include school-to-school networking and collaboration, educational leadership, curriculum innovation, and the impact of educational initiatives on marginalised and vulnerable groups.

This programme is designed to cater for a wide range of professionals in education and will offer you a great launch pad for the next step in your career. The flexibility to choose from such a wide variety of modules mean you can prepare for the exact role you want.

You will graduate with knowledge of the very latest in education research, policy and practice. You will gain a whole new perspective on data and evaluation, all of which will help to put you at the forefront of your field. You will also be able to reflect upon and challenge your own practice, which is a valuable skill to demonstrate to future employers.

You will leave the course confident in your knowledge and abilities, empowered to make change in your own organisation and ready to go to the next level in your career.

MA Education (SEN/Inclusion) / Book an Open Day

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study the MA Education (SEN/Inclusion) at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or an equivalent qualification such as a Certificate in Education (Cert Ed). Other professional qualifications and relevant professional experience will also be considered.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications</

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or an equivalent qualification such as a Certificate in Education (Cert Ed). Other professional qualifications and relevant professional experience will also be considered.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications</

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £7,170

Full EU Fee: £7,170

Full International Fee: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and discounts

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Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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