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Inclusion (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) MA/Postgraduate Certificate

Inclusion (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) MA/Postgraduate Certificate

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Behavioural Psychology Social Policy / Administration

Course type


Course Summary

This specialist pathway 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.

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

We also offer a one year, part-time Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits in total). This option gives you the opportunity to gain a specialist qualification at Masters level after just one year of study , or (on successful completion of the modules) to transfer to the MA Programme. For the PGCert, you choose from one of the first year pathway options and for those who transfer to the MA, this would constitute your first year of the three-year course. The MA Inclusion entry criteria, teaching and assessment all apply to the PGCert option.

Teaching and Assessment

Our MA Inclusion is delivered and assessed online. Some activities are scheduled – like meetings with your tutor – but otherwise you can work through the online learning materials at times to suit you. Each module is broken down into weekly study units. And each week you'll have a mixture of reading, videos/recordings and interactive activities to work through. your own convenience. All you need is some time, and an internet connection.


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.


Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficultiesand Mental Health: Strategies, Interventions and Approaches (20 Credits) - Core
Inclusion: Universal and Specialist Approaches (20 Credits) - Core
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Mental Health: Identification, Assessment and Provision (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry 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.