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Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
This Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) programme at Manchester Metropolitan University focuses on the hidden voices in education. Rather than exploring a particular category of special educational needs and disability (SEND), you’ll consider the critical issues for equity and diversity.


Examine alternative approaches to inclusion and diversity in education. Explore theory, policy and practice in the field of inclusion, disability and Special Educational Needs (SEN). Analyse your professional practice, and apply current research concepts to your work.

Your practice is a key focus of this Inclusive Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) programme at Manchester Metropolitan University – you’ll continually reflect on your practice and adapt your skills using the methods you learn.

We will challenge you to rethink your ideas about education, to analyse your views, and to think about the implications for policy and practice.

You’ll question the way we educate and look at alternative ways to encourage the inclusion of children and adults who are marginalised from typical ways of learning. Topics could include constructivism, Piaget’s theories on how children learn, and Dewey’s thoughts on applied knowledge.


Practice and self-reflection are a core part of this course, and it’s designed to support your priorities, targets and aspirations.

We encourage you to apply your new thinking to practice and carry these creative, innovative approaches forward. This helps you to develop your skills as a systematic, evidence-driven practitioner.

As a graduate, you’ll have the skills to develop a career across the education sector, within both mainstream and specialist settings. Previous graduates of this course have gone onto management and advisory positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mapping the Territory: Critical Concepts and Issues  
  • Specialist Supported Project: Inclusive Education and SEND
  • Shaping the Future
  • Research and Practice
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Up to 6 years allowed.
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You should have an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. 
  • Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if they demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.
  • You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2417 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2417 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1084 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • £1084 per 30 credits studied per year
  • £2417 per 30 credits

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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