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MA Special Educational Needs

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Full time | Stratford Campus | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Literacy / Special Needs Teaching Special Education (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

The 2015 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (DfE/DoH) specifies that all teachers must be seen as teachers of pupils with SEN and take responsibility for the progress of all learners in their class.

With an estimated 20 per cent of our young people in school with special educational needs, it is important for teachers to have access to current research and to develop their understanding and confidence in this area.

The MA in Special Educational Needs is designed to critically engage with current thinking and ideas about inclusive and specialist education.

It will allow you to develop your knowledge of specific learning difficulties, and to become a reflective practitioner who is able to use research to inform your own practice.

This course will give you a firm grounding in understanding a range of special needs across a variety of age groups. Subjects include autism, dyslexia, social and emotional mental health issues, inclusion and leadership in SEN.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

This course will help you develop a range of transferable skills that are desirable in a wide range of careers.

These skills include knowledge of theories, legislation, policy and practice, computer literacy, planning and time management and written communication.

It will also demonstrate your ability to design and carry out small-scale research and to engage in critical thinking.

The skills and knowledge developed on this course will allow those working in teaching to gain expertise in the increasingly sought after area of special needs.

However, this course could also support your career in areas such as therapy, support work, social work, educational psychology and work with adults with additional needs.

Modules

The aim of the course is for you to engage with theories of inclusion and personalised learning and develop an understanding of the scope of the role of SENCo. In addition, you will critically evaluate personalised learning practice in schools and educational settings. You will also consider your setting's approaches to inclusive planning, teaching and assessment to ensure that is reflects accessibility, challenge and achievability for all pupils.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,800

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,060

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.2 honours degree. They will also consider a certificate of education; higher level professional training in SEN with demonstrable parity in experience.

University information

At UEL, 94% of the university’s research is considered to be of international standard (REF 2014). Plus, £250k is awarded each year for postgraduate scholarships, providing a 50% discount on taught postgraduate tuition fees. The university is based across two campuses in the thriving area of East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park on its doorstep while Docklands campus has its own train station. Together, they offer over £450 million of...more

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