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Overview

  • 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.

Careers

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Up to 2 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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.
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UK/EU Full-time/ Part-time: £700 per 20 credits

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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