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Inclusion and Special Educational Needs, M.Ed./PGDip./PGCert.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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The Inclusion and Special Educational Needs programme from the University of Birmingham is a distance learning programme designed for students who wish to study a range of modules relating to Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (ISEN).

About

The Inclusion and Special Educational Needs programme from the University of Birmingham is delivered in a variety of modes:

  • In years one and three the programme is a distance learning programme, completed wholly online.
  • In year two, the programme is either distance learning or blended learning depending on the pathway taken.

ISEN aims to enable in-service teachers, school leaders, policy leaders, and others working directly or indirectly with children with disabilities in the UK, Europe, and around the world to study across a broad spectrum of inclusion and special educational needs.

There are three core modules within the ISEN programme which you will need to complete in the first year. These modules are Cross-Cultural Issues in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Evaluation and Policy Analysis for Inclusive Education, and Inclusion: Individual and group differences. The aims of these modules are as follows:

  • an overarching understanding of educational inclusion and SEND and associated policies;
  • frameworks for evaluating policies and practice; and
  • introductions to different SEND groupings (as conceptualised in many educational systems).
  • an exploration of the socio-cultural conceptualisations of disability and SEND practice in a global context 

Taking these three modules will give you credits for a 60 credit PGCert (ISEN), and will enable you to then follow a more specialist pathway in year 2 (PG Diploma) where you will benefit from studying on our existing programmes such as Autism, LLD (Language, Literacy and Dyslexia), and SEBD (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties). In year 3, as an MEd student you will work towards completion of your dissertation under the supervision of University of Birmingham staff. 

Careers

This programme is designed to supplement professionals already working in the field, or those seeking a general introduction to topics within inclusion and special educational needs. 

In general, this includes teachers, education advisors, special educational needs coordinators, head teachers in schools, managers of community and charitable organisations, support workers in places such as a university or workplace disability service unit, social workers or nurses providing care for persons with disabilities, or a staff member of a Ministry of Education or Ministry of Health, amongst other things.  

There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education, which includes progression to a PhD or EdD. Many of our graduates successfully apply for roles working with children and young people with special educational needs. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cross-Cultural Issues in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Evaluation and Policy Analysis for Inclusive Education
  • Inclusion: Individual and group differences
  • Language, Literacies and Dyslexia Distance learning
  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Distance Learning/Blended Learning
  • Autism (Children) Distance Learning/Blended Learning
  • Autism (Adults) Distance Learning/Blended Learning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      PGDip – 2 years; PGCert – 1 year.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • The programme accepts a range of qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5665 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5665 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3513 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3513 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Home/EU:

  • PGCert. £3,447
  • PGDip. £3,447

Overseas:

  • PGCert. £5,665
  • PGDip. £5,665

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 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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