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Special Educational Needs & Inclusion MA

Special Educational Needs & Inclusion MA

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Full time | York St John University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Special Education (General) Literacy / Special Needs Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

The UK is in need of highly skilled practitioners with knowledge of issues relating to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D). This programme equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to be one of these much needed practitioners.

Course overview

Whatever your current role within educational practice, the programme will provide an opportunity to build your knowledge of theoretical frameworks by studying an exciting range of innovative modules.

This is a flexible programme, and you can tailor your learning to your own individual context and background. For example, the programme provides a clear progression for SEN-coordinators (SENCOs) who may have previously completed a Postgraduate Certificate Award.

Through experiential enquiry, research and scholarship you will learn about historical and contemporary theoretical frameworks surrounding SEN/D. You will also develop the research skills needed for analysis and appraisal of SEN/D provision.


This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of SEN/D as a theoretical concept and locate it within the wider statutory and regulatory frameworks. It will provide opportunities to critically appraise SEN/D policies at local and national levels and reflect on the complexity and range of debates. It will facilitate greater appreciation of the different roles and responsibilities related to developing and implementing policies across entire settings, particularly as this relates to collaborating effectively with internal and external staff, contributing to professional development, and developing practical knowledge.

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

Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Education or another related subject. If your degree is not in Education or a related discipline but you can demonstrate extensive work experience in the field, your application may be considered.

University information

York St John University has been changing the lives of its students since 1841, when it was established as York Teacher Training School, making it one of the UK’s oldest institutions. It has an award-winning, eleven-acre campus situated in the centre of York, boasting state-of-the-art facilities following an investment of more than £46 million since 2011. Here are just some of the reasons to start your Postgraduate study at York St John...more