Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

University of Northampton

12 months
13750 GBP/year
6750 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This course from University of Northampton is designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of issues relating to Special Educational Needs and Inclusion in a greater depth. If you are a practitioner working with children, young people and adults in any one of a range of contexts, this may be particularly useful.


The MA in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion course from University of Northampton is made up of modules which help you to critically reflect on debates relating to inclusive practice in a variety of settings and contexts. You will be able to choose from a selection of optional modules so you can study what interests you most.

Career Opportunities

If you are already working in the field of SEN, disabilities and Inclusion then the in-depth knowledge you will gain from this programme can help you to improve your practice or apply for management positions. 

A range of other career options in education, social care and voluntary sectors will also be possible, such as being an advocate, learning mentor, or family adviser. If you want to pursue further postgraduate research there is also the possibility of studying for a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Disabilities: Contexts and Interventions
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum
  • Evaluating Approaches for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • Organisational based Project 
  • Research Methods
  • Key Concepts in Inclusion and Diversity
  • The National Award for SEN Coordination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent
  • A personal statement (which explains your reasons for applying to this course)
  • Two references which will support your ability to study at postgraduate level
  • Students who have gained credits at M Level 7 from Northampton or from other universities can apply to use these towards the MA in SEN and Inclusion if they can demonstrate that their studies have been in the field.
  • Students who have achieved the National Award for SEN Coordination or the Level 7 OCR Diploma in teaching and assessing learners with dyslexia in the last five years can use their 60 credits towards the Master’s Degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part Time: £3,375 Year one (90 credits) £3,375 Year two (90 Credits)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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