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Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

12 months
14000 GBP/year
7470 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Special Educational Needs and Inclusion course from the 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 Special Educational Needs and Inclusion MA course from the 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
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Participation and Inclusion
  • Attachment and Relationships
  • 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

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants will possess one of the following:

  • Good honours Degree (UK University).
  • Good honours Degree from a recognised University. 
  • QTS or equivalent. Applicants working in children’s services without QTS with an ordinary degree or Early Years Teacher Status or QTLS will be considered.
  • Recent professional experience of three years or more. Applicants will be interviewed and must provide portfolio evidence of significant professional engagement in education or services for children at graduate equivalent level and/or a piece of written text. 
  • Applicants who have achieved level 7 credits undertaken on a UK accredited initial teacher education programme will be eligible to join the MA SEN & Inclusion with a maximum of 60 credits.
  • Applicants who have achieved level 7 credits on the Postgraduate Certificate Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination will be eligible to join the MA SEN & Inclusion with a maximum of 60 credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7470 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK Part Time: £1,245 per 30 credits

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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