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Education: Additional Learning Needs - MA/PgD/PgC

Education: Additional Learning Needs - MA/PgD/PgC

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Full time | Cyncoed Campus | 1 year | JAN

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social / Family / Community Work Community Studies Education / Training / Learning (Theory)

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

The overall aim of this programme (Education: Additional Learning Needs) is to produce educators capable of operating at the highest levels within the educational arena, with the ability to integrate theory with practice and apply intellectual and academic rigour, informed by current educational research, to their professional context. The programme team aims to play a key role in supporting the continuing professional development of teachers, youth and community workers and education professionals.


Assessment is by coursework assignments equivalent to 6,000 words per thirty credit module throughout the taught element of the programme. The assessments take a variety of forms including written reports of research, posters, discussion postings, reflective wikis, seminar presentations and journal style articles. Students will be given opportunities in each module to ask questions about their assessments in order to clarify what is required of them.

Employability & Careers

Graduates from the programme have gone on to promotion in the education sector, including school and community management and leadership, curriculum leadership, positions within advisory services, lecturing and research posts in higher education, and work with government education departments across the world. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.


Mentoring and Engaging Young People
Curriculum Purposes and Principles for Science and Technology Teaching
Effective Educational Leadership
Analysing Educational Data
Practitioner Research
Educating the More Able Learner
Mentoring and Coaching Principles and Policies in Action
School Improvement
Leading for Additional Learning Needs
Curriculum Development (Successful Futures)
English as an Additional Language
Specific Learning Difficulties 1 & 2
Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom
Additional Learning Needs and Inclusion: Underpinning Principles
Governance and Leadership in Education
Effective and Ethical Governance: Principles and Practice
Facilitating Critical Professional
Principles of Community Development and Youth Work
Managing Community Practice
Facilitating Critical Thinking and Enquiry
Philosophy for Children
Education: Purpose and Values
Community of Enquiry: Philosophy and Pedagogy
Exploring the Social and Emotional Development of Learners (3-18)
Education and Equity
Learning and Teaching Pedagogy
Governance and Leadership in Public and Third Sector Contexts

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have a relevant initial degree at 2:2 classification or above. It is also possible to enrol on the course if you are a non-graduate and have a minimum of two years' relevant experience.

University information

Located across two campuses in Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University is an award-winning institution (UK and Ireland University of the Year, Times Higher 2021) Cardiff Metropolitan University offers degree courses across a range of disciplines. Students can choose to study on either a full-time or part-time basis. Over 11,500 students from 140 countries study across its Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses. In addition, over 10,000 students...more