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Inclusion and Special Needs Education MEd

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Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Special Education (General) Integrated Education (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This MEd will be of interest to: primary and secondary teachers from the newly qualified phase of professional development onwards; and individuals whose professional or voluntary roles are strongly associated with life in regular classrooms and schools, eg School Governors, Learning and Behaviour Mentors and Classroom Assistants. As contemporary societies become more heterogeneous, and as inclusive education reforms gain currency across the world, educational systems are being challenged to address some fundamental questions about teaching - learning related to the accommodation of difference. Likewise, the educational special needs task is being radically re-conceptualised. Meeting the diversity of learner needs within today's classrooms and schools is one of the most challenging and important tasks facing education today. It aims to develop forms of teaching that reach out to all learners within a class, as well as the establishment of school conditions that will encourage such developments.

Graduates from this degree have found it beneficial in their professional institutions in advising colleagues, influencing policy and supporting pupils and students. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Different course options

Full time | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Issues of Equity The Intellectual Foundations of Special Education
Dissertation (60 Credits)
Reimagining Special Needs Education: Inclusive Pedagogy Special Needs Education
An Introduction to Research Methods: Children, Young People and Education

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject discipline. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in an education, training or relevant context.

Department profile

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast A Community of Scholars We are a busy, multidisciplinary community of learners, dedicated to using the wide range of subjects on the arts and humanities to make a difference in lives locally, nationally and internationally. We are home to some 7600 students and 700 academic and support staff who work in five Schools – Arts, English and Languages, History,...more

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