Inclusion and Special Educational Needs, M.Ed. | Queen's University Belfast | Belfast, United Kingdom
12 months
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19100 GBP/year
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About

This thoroughly revised Inclusion and Special Educational Needs degree at Queen's University Belfast is unique not only because of the disciplinary approaches it employs, but also because students study and apply an approach to wellbeing that has been developed by some of the world’s leading thinkers. 

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Overview

As contemporary societies become more heterogeneous, and as inclusive education reforms gain currency across the world, educational systems are being challenged to address some fundamental questions about teaching and learning related to the accommodation of and respect for difference.

Underpinning the movement for inclusion is a concern for social justice and wellbeing. Meeting the diverse needs of learners within today's schools, colleges and universities, is one of the most challenging and important tasks facing education today.

This is an approach that is internationally recognised by, for example, the UN, and whose principles are increasingly found in government policy on education and SEN, namely the Capability Approach. We are one of the very few institutions in the UK to offer this practical and ethical approach to assessing issues of SEN, equality and inclusion.

The skills you will develop include critical thinking skills and how best to be an inclusive practitioner. Importantly, this is a professionally based degree which means that you will apply what you have learned to your own professional practice whether you are a classroom assistant, SENCO or university lecturer.

Career Prospects 

Graduates from this degree have found it beneficial in their professional institutions in advising colleagues, influencing policy and supporting pupils and students. 

The Inclusion and Special Educational Needs degree at Queen's University Belfast helps students reshape their thinking on special needs education and matters of inclusion, to question values and beliefs that were previously taken for granted. Importantly, a Master's degree in SEN/Inclusion will be of great advantage to professionals seeking promotion as we move towards a Masters-led teaching profession. 

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes help our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses Overview:

  • Students may enrol on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (3 years) basis. Individual modules may be studied as a short course. Part-time students typically complete one or two modules per semester. Full-time students typically complete three modules per semester. 
  • The MEd is awarded to students who successfully complete six taught modules (120 CATS points) and a 15,000 - 20,000 word research dissertation (60 CATS points).

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject discipline.
  • Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in an education, training or relevant context.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6980 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £6980
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £6980
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £8360
  • EU Other - £19100
  • International - £19100

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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