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Full time | Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham) | 1 year | 23-SEP-24

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design Integrated Education (General)

Course type


Course Summary

What is Inclusive Education MA?

The MA Inclusive Education is part of a suite of 3 routes for those with a continuing interest in developing their theory and practice in the field of inclusive education. Through this MA you will share sessions with those on the MA Education and MA Education, Ethics and Leadership routes. This will support you to develop your understanding of different perspectives, developing your practice and critical thinking as you explore a range of key areas in education. This Master’s course provides education practitioners and policymakers from third and private sector organisations with key knowledge, skills and abilities. We’ll support you in sustaining and enhancing the effectiveness of your practice to pursue your career aspirations.

The range of modules which form this MA Inclusive Education route will enable you to focus and specialise, with choices built into the assessment requirements. The curriculum reflects the latest developments in education and is delivered by a team of dedicated and experienced teaching staff with specialist areas of expertise, who are all also involved in researching and publishing within the area of inclusion and SEN. Study will include deep interrogation about how the term ‘inclusion’ can be interpreted in the context of Special educational Needs and wider inclusion groups and you will explore this through a range of modules which focus on topics such as pedagogy, ethics in education, education policy, social justice, social and emotional health and wellbeing, the changing field in contemporary education, as well as approaches to educational research. Further information about this is available below. In the final stage of the Master’s you’ll complete a dissertation focusing on your choice of research topic within the field of inclusive education.

Study Style

You’ll be taught in lectures (including guest lecturers), seminars and workshops at our Francis Close Hall campus in Cheltenham. Contributing your own ideas and participation in discussions during sessions are significant elements within the course. You’ll be assessed 100% by coursework.

As you join our wider Postgraduate community, with a range of supplementary activities on offer, we’ll encourage you to reflect on your own practice, taking the skills and knowledge you gain to implement strategies that meet the needs of your learners.

Students can also achieve PGCert award.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • Senior or middle leadership roles
  • Learning and development roles
  • Teachers
  • Lecturers
  • Further study at PhD/EdD level


This module aims to consolidate and extend the skills learned in the ME7302 (Research I), to further develop understanding of the principles and practice of research with a focus upon study design and methods of data collection. This module aims to support the student with developing an understanding of the different methods that can be adopted within a research study and how the researcher?s theoretical position is linked to the decision-making for research design. Issues related to ethics, validity, reliability and trustworthiness will be considered as concerns that need to be mediated continuously throughout the ongoing practical processes of data collection, interpretation and analysis. This module aims to support the student with the skills necessary for planning, data-gathering, data analysis and the dissemination of their education related research.

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Entry requirements

You should hold at least a 2.2 Bachelors degree with honours. We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification. Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a contemporary, progressive university that has three campuses in the western region of England. A research-driven institution, it has a wide range of options including a range of excellent postgraduate courses. There are around 1,000 postgraduate students at the university, offering a creative community that supports each other. This community extends to an alumni network of over 40,000, which includes...more

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