M.Ed. On Campus

Inclusion (SPMLD)

University of Birmingham

24 months
6810 GBP/year
3540 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The part-time Inclusion (SPMLD) degree from University of Birmingham is designed for SENCos who hold the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCo). It is for those who wish to continue their studies and gain a full MEd with a specific focus on understanding the individual needs of children.


On our specialised Inclusion, and Special Educational Needs (SENCo) postgraduate degree, you will study modules from courses such as Autism, Language, Literacy and Dyslexia, Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Inclusion and Special Educational. Those who are undertaking the MEd will also work towards completion of a dissertation under the supervision of University of Birmingham staff. 

The Inclusion (SPMLD) degree from University of Birmingham uses a variety of delivery modes including distance learning and blended learning depending on the pathway taken. The MEd dissertation supervision may be completed wholly online.


This degree is designed to supplement SENCOs already working in the field who wish to follow a more specialist special educational needs pathway. It is highly suited to those who aspire to develop inclusion within schools and across local areas and multi academy trusts. The qualification is also of use for those wishing to work in local authority or advocacy roles.     

Many of our graduates successfully apply for roles working with children and young people with special educational needs. The course also provides an opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education, which includes progression to a PhD. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intervention and Curriculum Management for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) / Dyslexia 
  • Dyslexia, Language and Literacies in Development
  • Key Perspectives on Dyslexia – The Graduated Approach
  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties: Strategies, Interventions and Approaches (Distance Education)
  • Improving Classroom Achievement (Distance Education)
  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties: Identification, Assessment & Provision (Distance Education)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You must hold the following academic qualifications:

  • A good first degree
  • The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCo)

You must also hold:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS),
  • OR Qualified Teacher Learning Status (QTLS),
  • OR Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS - appropriate for ages 0-5 only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6810 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3540 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 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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