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Special Educational Needs

University of Leeds

M.A.
12 months
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About

This Special Educational Needs programme at University of Leeds  is for those who want to gain an in-depth knowledge of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) to inform and develop effective practice. It will give you an understanding of inclusive approaches and equip you with the skills to analyse the theories and research evidence that underpins them.

Overview

We view SEND from multiple perspectives and use a variety of theoretical frameworks to explore key issues. We value and share our wide ranging expertise and experiences and encourage you to contribute to and reflect on the various debates and discussions. Our seminar groups are diverse and energetic; you will meet teachers from around the world and from different educational contexts.

We offer students a vibrant intellectual and academic experience. You benefit from weekly face-to-face seminars, individual or small group tutorials, and independent study activities on our Virtual Learning environment (VLE). You will visit local settings offering best practice in inclusive education, and be invited to research talks with leading academics from across the University and a range of external speakers.

Career opportunities

This Special Educational Needs programme at University of Leeds provides teachers and education professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to reflect on and develop their practice. It is relevant to a wide range of educational contexts and settings and can support career development in a variety of ways. 

Past students have used the qualification to help them progress in management and leadership roles, or to specialise in supporting pupils with particular learning profiles and needs. 

The course also provides an ideal route into further study and we have an excellent track record of graduates continuing to doctoral level through our well established EdD and PhD programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Dissertation
  • Special Educational Needs: Inclusive Approaches
  • Special Educational Needs: Inclusive Curriculum
  • Developing Teaching and Learning Through Evidence-based Practice
  • Directed Study in Education
  • Developmental Disorders: Dyslexia and Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Developmental Disorders: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent and at least three years of relevant professional experience.

  • We may consider applicants with alternative experience on an individual basis.

Documents and information we will need include:

  •  Original or certified copies of your transcripts
  •  Original or certified copies of your degree certificate
  •  Original or certified copy of your IELTS/TOEFL results (if English is not your first language)

Tuition Fee

Funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. 

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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