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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Integrated Education (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Inclusive Education has been designed for graduates who want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in education. Our distinctive approach presents a re-imagined future for learners and teachers, where responding to human diversity is recognised as the point, not the problem, of education. You will compare inclusive educational practices in Scotland, the UK and across the world. You will study particular approaches to removing barriers to learning and including all children.

Suiting newly qualified teachers and experienced practitioners alike, this programme provides a qualification that can open doors to a new career in inclusive and special education, or an advanced role in the field. It can also provide the foundations for a career in policy formation and development, as well as a broad range of highly transferable skills, such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | 09-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This course will introduce and explore the complex relationship between the principled ambition for inclusive education and classroom practice. Activities will be designed to include consideration of implications for a range of stakeholders and education policy, in addition to theory and practice. Sessions will enable students to learn about the development of inclusive education, and examine the current evidence base that has informed understandings of how and why inclusive education systems can and should be possible. Students will explore principles relevant to understandings of teaching and learning that do not rely on determinist notions of ability, or conformity in terms of attainment. Particular attention will be given to identifying how to critically engage with evidence of practice in ways that reveal how practice might inadvertently (as well as intentionally) stigmatise or marginalise diverse groups of young people. This will reflect national and international commitments to the education of all children and young people together, within communities.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.

Department profile

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University information

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