menu icon
SEN/ALN (Additional Learning Needs) MA

SEN/ALN (Additional Learning Needs) MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Literacy / Special Needs Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for those working with children or young people whose development is affected by difficulties in learning or by behaviour. It will appeal to those who are working in the field of SEN/ALN and learning disabilities, in particular those working in education but also those working in health, such as speech and language therapists and occupational therapists. The course will encourage greater understanding and a critical appreciation of the trends and developments in SEN/ALN and disability provision across schools and relevant settings. There is a wide range of modules to choose from, so you can tailor the course to your professional needs. You can choose to study a Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma or the Master’s degree. An Additional Learning Needs qualification demonstrates that you have developed advanced level skills in analysis, evaluation and research. If you are interested in the possibility of gaining a higher degree by research, your tutors will be pleased to discuss the opportunities at the University of South Wales.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus, Newport | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This explores theory, policy and practice in relation to all aspects of autism.

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 good first degree is preferred but experience is greatly valued.