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Education (Inclusion and Special Educational Needs)

12 months
20601 GBP/year
20601 GBP/year
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The Education (Inclusion and Special Educational Needs) programme from University of Birmingham has been designed to supplement professionals already working in the field. In general, this includes teachers, education advisors, special educational needs coordinators, head teachers in schools, managers of community and charitable organisations (NGOs).


Why study this degree?

Our ISEN degree is tailored for students wanting to practise in Dubai, but is flexible enough to give you an understanding of the global legislation. We will encourage you to be critical thinkers, considering disability in different contexts to give you a broad understanding of disability, culture and inclusion. 

This flexible Education (Inclusion and Special Educational Needs) programme from University of Birmingham looks at disability in an international context, allowing you to personalise your learning, and practise your expertise anywhere in the world

We create advocates for inclusion and seek ways to break down barriers 

We use multiple assessments that allow you to showcase your learning in a meaningful way, from school improvement plans to academic essays

You will study in a supportive international hub; we have had students from around the world including: India, Pakistan, Lebanon, the UK, Nigeria and South Africa. This will enable you to discuss disability and schooling systems with colleagues from around the globe, creating a deeper understanding of the complexity of disability.


You will benefit from a Russell Group university education, and will leave the University of Birmingham Dubai a better communicator with a globally respected qualification that is identical to our UK qualification.

Education in the UAE is booming and there is a growth in the need for inclusion specialists. Our strong focus on connecting research to practice creates reflective practitioners who contribute positively to their school and the wider education community. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cross-Cultural Issues in Special Education Needs & Disabilities 
  • Inclusion: Individual & Group Differences 
  • Evaluation & Policy Analysis for Inclusive Education
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered by the University of Birmingham you will also need to meet our general entry requirements: 

  • A degree (equivalent to a UK Bachelors Degree of at least 2:2 or above) or a recognised equivalent qualification and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded.
  • Two references, of which one must be academic (e.g. previous university tutor) and one professional, that confirms your current role in an educational setting and evidences your motivation and ability to study.  
  • A Personal Statement (minimum 500 - 500 words) on your motivation for and commitment to wanting to complete this programme of study as well as information about your educational context. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20601 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20601 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    20601 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20601 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • AED 90,396 (MA)
  • AED 28,714 (PGCert) 

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 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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