M.A. On Campus Blended

Inclusive Education

Manchester Metropolitan University

12 months
16500 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our MA Inclusive Education masters is a flexible course from Manchester Metropolitan University for anyone interested in critically exploring inclusive education.


From early years practitioners, teachers and leaders in education, to local authority, health services and aspiring researchers, our course appeals to a variety of backgrounds and professions. You’ll be joining a diverse and thriving community of postgraduate students from the UK and across the world.

You’ll analyse key issues, significant debates and global concepts in the field of inclusive education. Reflect on your personal understandings of special educational needs and consider the relationship between educational values and the development of inclusive practice.

You’ll learn the theoretical knowledge from expert educational researchers to make an impact in your current professional setting or future career and become a leader in education. You will evaluate and learn to think with a range of theoretical frameworks to deepen your critical analysis. And you’ll explore how theory informs how we interpret and analyse key issues in education.

We aim to empower you to approach your own research with confidence. You’ll extend your understanding of research techniques to prepare you for completing your own dissertation. Throughout the project, you will have access to support from active researchers in our internationally renowned Educational and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

You’ll learn from experts in education to become a leader in the areas of education that interest you. You’ll be able to specialise your studies around the educational topics you’re passionate about by choosing an option unit based on work by world-class researchers in the Faculty of Health and Education. Specialist option units may include topics such as literacy and language, educational philosophy, learning in informal settings, or international perspectives in education.


You’ll develop critical thinking skills and gain the theoretical knowledge to question existing education practice, and how it could work in the future.

Our Inclusive Education graduates from Manchester Metropolitan University have used our courses to help further their careers. Many of our students have gone into management and advisory positions related to inclusion and diversity in schools and other educational settings. Some have developed specialisms in areas of special educational needs, such as autism or dyslexia.

If you’re considering pursuing a research degree in education, this masters course is a good foundation towards that ambition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives, Policy and Practice in Inclusive Education
  • Conceptualise, Critique, Create: Thinking with Theory in Inclusive Education
  • Principles and Practice of Educational Research
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You must have a first degree, postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an undergraduate UK honours degree of at least a 2:2. Other qualifications or experience may be considered.

Advanced standing:

If you’ve completed a PGCE within the last five years, you can normally join the course with advanced standing. This means you’ll put 60 credits from your PGCE towards your masters and complete fewer units to achieve your MA. Usually, this means you’ll complete just two core units before progressing to your dissertation. 

With the agreement of your programme leader, other relevant and recent level seven qualifications may also permit advanced standing via recognition of prior learning.

If you do not have a recent level seven qualification, you may be eligible to claim for recognition of prior experiential learning (e.g. relevant work experience). Further advice and guidance on this will be available after you enrol.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK and Channel Island: £1417 per 30 credits studied per year.
  • Eu and Non-Eu International: £2750 per 30 credits studied per year.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 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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Inclusive Education
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