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Education - SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) of Oxford Brookes University represents a flexible route to a Masters Degree with a focus on special needs, disability and inclusion.

Why choose this course?

The MA Education (SEND) represents a flexible route to a Masters Degree with a focus on special needs, disability and inclusion.The dedicated team of specialist staff at Oxford Brookes have a strong background in SEND teaching and are research-active in the field of SEND


Students hoping to develop their careers in the world of SEND now have the opportunity to achieve a named MA Education award in special educational needs and disability

The MA Education (SEND) award will confirm to any future employer that you are a dedicated and resilient professional, capable of working at Masters level with a specialism in SEND.There will be opportunities to develop skills in digital literacy, critical thinking and research evaluation - all of which represent transferable skills in the workplace

Programme Structure


  • Introduction to Special Educational Needs 
  • Alternative Perspectives on Challenging Behaviour 
  • Alternative Perspectives on Literacy Difficulties 
  • Working with Children, Young People and their Families
  • Literacy Difficulties: Assessment and Intervention 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • 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:


    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

General Requirements

This MA course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, normally graduates with a recognised teaching qualification, or other educational professional experience.

Applicants normally have:

  • a good honours degree 
  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), other equivalent professional qualification or relevant experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13730 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13730 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5580 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5580 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • Home/EU - cost per module: £620
  • International - cost per module: £1,500 per single module

Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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