12 months
14700 GBP/year
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For anyone keen to develop expert knowledge of inclusion and special educational needs and disability (SEND), this new Inclusion And SEND course from the University of Derby leads to a highly regarded masters qualification.

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  • Take a clear progression route into careers where you can help achieve better outcomes for children and young people with SEND
  • Draw upon legislation, theory, research and practice to identify and discuss contemporary issues and dilemmas surrounding inclusion and SEND
  • Explore the growing need for education, health and social services to work closely together and the implications of multi-professional working
  • Gain a better understanding of the legal responsibilities facing practitioners today
  • Develop your ability to interpret, understand and conduct research at masters level, sourcing and harnessing key information as the basis for critical analysis
  • Collaborate with others to generate, articulate and debate your own interpretation and understanding of inclusion and SEND
  • Learn from a dedicated and expert team with a high profile for research in this field

The MA Inclusion and SEND at  University of Derby applies an interpretivist approach, with a focus on exploring and discussing a broad spectrum of understandings of disability, impairment, special education and inclusion.


Successful completion of the  Inclusion And SEND at University of Derby will improve your career prospects, pave the way to further professional and academic study, and broaden your opportunities to engage with the wider educational research community.

It is an excellent platform for employment in a wide variety of occupations in educational settings. If you are already working in a relevant field, the masters qualification will enhance your potential for promotion within your professional sphere, including leadership roles in inclusion/special education.

In addition, because the MA places a strong emphasis on advanced scholarship and research skills, you will be well placed to secure employment as a researcher or research assistant specialising in education, health or social care subjects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crafting Your Masters Study
  • Inclusion/SEND: Contemporary Issues and Dilemmas
  • Inclusion/SEND: Working with Others
  • Designing Social Sciences Research
  • Philosophical Interpretations of Disability, Impairment and Inclusion
  • The Lived Experience of Inclusion/SEND
  • Independent Study

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

You will usually need an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

UK/EU Full-time/ Part-time: £700 per 20 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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Inclusion And SEND
University of Derby