The area of special educational needs and disability (SEND) has seen much government interest recently. The Special Educational Needs and Disability programme at Anglia Ruskin University focuses on inclusion. You’ll be able to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and meet the aspirations of their families.
You’ll join a learning community of committed students, professionals and specialist tutors from a range of related disciplines. Here, the fields of education, health and social care and local and national government combine, as they must in the real world for the greatest outcomes. You’ll understand the perspectives and frameworks of the various stakeholders involved in supporting children and young people with SEND. That means you’ll never work in isolation. You’ll learn about the duties of the different professionals you’ll encounter in your career, and the best practices followed. You’ll be able to see your role, and that of others, within the widest possible context. As SEND professionals, we play an important part in family life through to shaping the inclusive society we wish to see.
This course will support your career ambitions as a SEND professional. This can be in the areas of education, health and social care, a local authority support role or even national policymaking. For newly-qualified professionals, including tomorrow’s teachers, the MA will enhance employability, helping you on your path to becoming a SEND specialist.
If you’re already a Specialist Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), you’ll increase your understanding further. We will accredit a SENCO award, and the prior knowledge that comes with this programme, so you can progress to an MA with fewer modules. Teachers and those in allied roles, including learning support assistants and teaching assistants, will find this course valuable for personal development and career advancement. It could even help with a move to a related field.
- SEND in Context
- Intervention for SEND
- Educational and Social Research Methods
- Postgraduate Major Project (double module)
- National and International Policy Perspectives
- Specialist Studies in Learning and Teaching
- 12 months
- 15 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date
DisciplinesSpecial Education View 83 other Masters in Special Education in United Kingdom
- A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent.
International13100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK & EU students, (per year, part-time) : £3,750
- International students, (per year, part-time) : £6,550
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