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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Integrated Education (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course aims to address your professional development needs and help you understand how to implement and support approaches that provide fair access to learning for all. Equality of opportunity in education is an important, but often overlooked or misunderstood, aspect of an educationalist’s responsibilities. Designing and delivering education that is accessible to learners with specific needs can transform the lives of those individuals. Inclusive education can fundamentally change the opportunities available to them in wider society, improve their life chances and benefit society as a whole. The need for highly trained, passionate and creative educationalists with expertise in this field has never been greater. Aimed at existing education professionals, this contemporary and stimulating master’s degree provides opportunities to critically evaluate current national and international policies relating to equity, equality and inclusion. You’ll study the principles and theories that underpin best practice in inclusive education and consider the implications of this knowledge for your own practice.

Course Highlights: Our students are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds – sharing the individual and unique educational insights and perspectives of your peers help to enrich your learning experience. We promote research and critical enquiry helping you learn to make sound, evidence-based independent judgements. You can explore the diversity of educational practice and learn how to balance subject knowledge, theoretical perspectives and professional best practice with creativity and originality in your own classroom and organisation. Key Features: Our team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated experts offer face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support. We embed the concepts and practice of inter-professional working throughout the programme. Our academic team is actively involved in educational research, helping you to explore issues from a robust research-informed knowledge base.

Career Opportunities: Our MA Inclusive Education is ideal if you’re an education professional seeking to develop your professional career. Whether you work in a school, FE college or university, this master’s programme will help you to progress into leadership roles or develop leadership in the crucial area of inclusion.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students need to pay £11,250 per year for 2018/19 entry. There will be a slight increase in 2019/20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, and appropriate work experience. An initial qualification in teaching, if this is not formally part of their first degree, is desirable and experience in the education sector is strongly advised because they will need to critically reflect on your experience and relate theory to practice. Their application form must be accompanied by a 250 word reflective statement. Two academic references highlighting their potential to produce master’s level (level 7) academic work will be required.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more