M.Sc. On Campus

Special Education

Abu Dhabi University

14 months
741 EUR/credit 19054 EUR/year
741 EUR/credit 19054 EUR/year
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Designed for experienced educators to critically engage with current thinking and ideas about inclusive and specialist education, this Special Education program from Abu Dhabi University will develop your knowledge of specific learning difficulties and enable you to become a perceptive practitioner who is able to use research to inform your own practice. 


The Special Education program from Abu Dhabi University provides a firm grounding in understanding a range of special needs in children of various ages, as well as effective teaching strategies and lesson planning for these groups. Theory and practice is combined in special needs classroom instruction and extensive clinical experiences, with individual guidance being key.

You will leave the program equipped to tackle the challenges that come from working with students who have special physical, emotional, intellectual or emotional needs, as well as tools to deal with disruptive behavior and gifted students alike.

Our unique six term structure offers you ultimate flexibility in terms of start date and study schedule and means you can complete the program in one year. This also allows you to better manage your workload as you take only two courses per term delivered in the evenings and weekends. If professional or personal commitments dictate that you need to miss a term, it is easy to catch up.  Ours is the only such program in the UAE that offers such flexibility. 

Career opportunities

It is mandatory for schools within the UAE to employ teachers/coordinators with special needs qualifications. This gives graduates of this program a variety of career opportunities in both the public and private school sectors, as well as organizations focused specifically on special needs.   They may use the knowledge and skills gained from the program to enhance their mainstream teaching role or choose to specialize in the areas of early intervention or special education teaching, as well as administrative and supervisory roles.

The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Education and Exceptionality
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Special Education
  • Early childhood and Intervention programs
  • Administration, Management, and Organizing Policies and Services in Sp.Ed.
  • Research Methods in Special Education
  • Assistive Technology in Special Education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in a directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale, from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19054 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 741 EUR per credit during 14 months.
  • National

    19054 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 741 EUR per credit during 14 months.
  • Abu Dhabi, Al Ain: 2940 AED
  • Dubai: 2925 AED

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

5000 - 8600 AED /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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