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SEN Leadership, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


What can I do next?

SEN Leadership degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University provides a route through to a Master’s degree for students holding a relevant Postgraduate Certificate.

Completing the MA programme will support your professional development as you will acquire knowledge and understanding in relation to the key themes as well as skills in critical analysis, enquiry, evaluation and innovation which will contribute to strategic development in your educational settings. You will demonstrate skills of autonomy and independent enquiry in undertaking research, developing your understanding of the changing policy context and implications for practice. As a result of critical engagement with issues, you will be in a position to lead on change in your settings and improve on educational outcomes for learners with special educational needs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues in Mentoring, Coaching and Critical Friendship (4000 words or equivalent)
  • Leading and Managing Change 
  • Negotiated Module
  • Evaluation and research methods and dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Entry to the programme requires students to hold a PG Cert in SEN Co-ordination or a PG Cert in Specialist Assessment for Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia, which must have been awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University within the last five years.
  • If you have achieved both the PG Cert Special Educational Needs Coordination and the PG Cert Specialist Assessment for Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia with Canterbury Christ Church University, you may be permitted Advanced Standing into the final dissertation stage of this programme.
  • The programme is designed for professionals in educational settings and requires students to undertake practice based tasks.

Tuition Fee

  • Part-time: UK / EU £2,670

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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