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MA/PGDip/PGCert Inclusive Education: SEN and Disability

MA/PGDip/PGCert Inclusive Education: SEN and Disability

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Integrated Education (General) Literacy / Special Needs Teaching

Course type


Course Summary


Students embarking on this programme will engage with aspects of theory, policy, and practice relevant to international and local contexts. With its international profile, the programme brings together those who have significant professional experience working with children and young people with learning difficulties, disabilities, disadvantages, or other additional needs, either directly in teaching, support, or project work, or as policymakers, advisory workers or managers.

The MA draws on different disciplinary traditions and approaches to theory and practice within the field of inclusion, SEN, and disability, but is underpinned by rights-based, justice-based, and equalities-based principles and a rejection of deficit-based approaches to difference (including the medical model of disability).

Students greatly benefit from engaging with the insights, experiences, and perspectives of other programme members, from a diverse range of contexts and backgrounds. The combination of their own experiences, insights gained from others on the programme and the theoretical resources offered by learning within the modules, enables students to deepen their understanding of, and to be able to challenge exclusion in education and the barriers that hinder participation, learning, development and empowerment of children and young people with learning difficulties, disability, disadvantage, or other additional needs.

The teaching provided on modules is informed by active research and scholarship in the field of inclusion, SEN and disability theory and practice. All lecturers leading modules on the programme have high level specialist qualifications, teaching and leadership experience in the field of education and inclusion. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Career Options

The programme supports and enables those with significant professional experience to:

  • Develop their careers in education practice and leadership: teaching, advisory work, SEND coordination, inclusion management, support work
  • Move into a career in policymaking, implementation, and development of inclusion, developing the inclusion and SEND workforce
  • Undertake a doctorate and move into a career in research


This module is designed for a range of students on MA programmes in the School of Education, most of whom are practicing professionals within educational or early childhood settings, including part-time, full-time, home, EU and international students. This is a shared module that develops knowledge and understanding of research both broadly and at a course specific level.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You need 2:2 or higher in a degree with any subject but with relevant practical or professional experience.

University information

Located in South-West London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The university has a long history dating back over 180 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more