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Inclusion (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties)

36 months
6810 GBP/year
6810 GBP/year
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On the Inclusion (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) programme from University of Birmingham, you will develop the key skills and expertise to meet the needs of pupils with SEBD


This Inclusion (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) programme from University of Birmingham will provide you with an opportunity to develop your understanding of inclusive practice by focusing on the distinctive learning needs of pupils with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD). Through this degree, you will be able to develop knowledge, understanding and critiques of research, educational policy and practice and have the opportunity to investigate historical and cultural aspects of disability. If you work with children and young people who exhibit challenging behaviour, disaffection and disengagement with schooling, then it will be relevant to you. 


The MA Inclusion (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) degree is ideal for those working in settings which provide education for children and young people with SEBD. It is particularly suited to teachers, care workers, mentors, youth workers and learning support assistants working in primary, secondary, further education and specialist settings. Upon completion of this course, you will have experience in dealing with pupils with challenging behaviour within educational settings.

There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education, including progression to a PhD. The excellent careers advice provided by personal tutors has encouraged many of our graduates to successfully apply for leadership roles working with children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. These include: specialist teachers, education advisors, special educational needs coordinators, teaching assistants, youth workers, behaviour managers and counsellors.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Mental Health: Identification, Assessment and Provision 
  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Mental Health: Strategies, Interventions and Approaches 
  • Inclusion: Universal and Specialist Approaches 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

Normally a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant area of practice or discipline. Vocational qualifications are accepted as criteria for entry to this course.Most students will have some relevant professional experience and all applicants are encouraged to gain relevant experience in educational, care or other professional settings before, and during, embarking on a programme of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6810 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6810 GBP per year during 36 months.


  • PGCert £3,540
  • MA £6,810
  • PGCert £3,540
  • MA £6,810


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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