MA in Education, Inclusion and Special Needs

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About the course

This specialist education pathway seeks to investigate the complexities around the concept of inclusion. Study is focused on those who might experience marginalisation in society, particularly in educational contexts.

There is a strong emphasis on finding ways to develop inclusive curricula to meet the needs of all learners including, for example: those defined as having special educational needs; travellers; those from challenging backgrounds; and ethnic minorities.

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU: £5,200 full-time / £2,600 part-time

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for the 2016/17 academic year. They will provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Overseas: £12,800 full-time

*Please note, part-time fees and fees for Home/EU students have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements


A minimum of 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject or appropriate professional experience is generally required.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

Study information

You study three core modules:

  • Contemporary and Critical Perspectives in Education
  • Research Methodologies in Education
  • International and Intercultural Education

And a specialist module:

  • Developing Educational Leadership in a Digitally Connected World
You then complete a 60 credit dissertation which will allow you to identify and examine a topic of interest to you.

You may leave the programme after stage 1 with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or after stage 2 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education if you have earned sufficient credits.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

Our Masters students explore a range of current educational practice, looking at key issues and policy.

Graduates leave with reflective and practical skills and the knowledge they need to contribute to their chosen learning community.