36 months
4967 GBP/year
2840 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Education - Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) course at London South Bank University is designed for people with an interest in autism and critical disability studies and for practitioners across the age range into post compulsory education.

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Based on the principles on 'nothing about us without us', content is informed by the experiences of people who identify personally with autism and/or SEND. You'll be prepared for a wide variety of settings, from early years of education through to college or university.  Disabled people are actively encouraged to apply and will receive appropriate support.


This Education - Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) course at London South Bank University will enable you to work with disabled students in schools, colleges, alternative education settings and in universities. Its content is of benefit to both teachers and staff in non-teaching roles, including mentors, disability officers and learning support assistants. It's also relevant to staff in strategic and operational leadership roles.

It is a professional and academic degree that provides an in-depth understanding of inclusive practice in education across the age range (in keeping with the 0-25 framework in the Children and Families Act 2014). You'll explore the diverse requirements of learners identified with SEND and the best practice to support inclusive learning. You'll be encouraged to critically engage with relevant theory and legislation contextualised and applied in practice.

This programme will contribute to your employability and the National SENCO award may be a requirement of your workplace.

Progression from the MA to the Doctorate in Education can further enhance your prospects, particularly in academia and research, giving you the opportunity to become published in referred journals.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Special educational needs and disability
  • Teaching and learning: The needs of learners with special needs, autism and disability
  • Reasearch Methods
  • Autism individuality and identity
  •  SENCO National Award
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent. Please discuss your qualifications with the admissions tutor if you are unsure.
  • Applicants should have Qualified Teacher Status and be employed as a teacher in an educational setting.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4967 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4967 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2840 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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