Available for January start

Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 3-6 years

UK/EU fee

£620 per 20 credits* (2019/20)

International fee

£14,250 for the full programme (2019/20)

Course level

Postgraduate

Qualification

MA

Start dates

January, September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

What you will study

For both part-time and full-time students

Core modules

Prescribed pathway modules

Special Educational Needs (SEND): Current Issues and Concerns

Specific Learning Difficulties

Part-time students 

As a part-time student your studying will normally take place over three academic years, potentially choosing one module per term. 

Your first module will be ‘Crafting Your Masters Study’. The other pathway, core and optional modules will be available according to the schedule of delivery.

Here is an example of possible combination modules:

DurationTerm 1Term 2Term 3
Year 1 - Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) Crafting Your Masters Study Pathway module or optional module Optional module
Year 2 - Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) Optional Module Pathway module Evidence Based Practice
Year 3 - Masters (180 credits) Independent study with a Special Needs focus Independent study with a Special Needs focus Independent study with a Special Needs focus

Full-time students 

As a full-time student your studying will normally take place over one academic year.  The optional modules and pathway modules will be available according to the schedule of delivery. 

Here is an example of the combination of modules that you would choose:

Term 1 (Sept-Dec)Term 2 (Jan-March)Terms 3 (April-June)
Crafting Your Masters Study (20 credits) Applying Educational Thinkers and Theorists (20 credits) Comparative Education (20 credits)
Evidence Based Practice (20 credits) Independent Study (60 credits) Attend workshop Independent Study (Submit in August)
Optional or pathway module (20 credits) Optional or pathway module (20 credits) Optional or pathway module (20 credits) if not already taken in term 1 or 2

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

How you will learn

You'll learn through active participation in course seminars. Relevant critical reading and discussion will contribute to your progress along the pathway.

Tutorial guidance will be provided for your assignment work.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification and a role within education that will allow you to complete the work based assignments. Even if you don’t have these entry requirements it’s worth contacting us if you have relevant professional experience as we may be able to consider your application.

 

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees (August 2019 - July 2020)

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£620 per 20 credits*

£620 per 20 credits*

International

£14,250 for the full programme

N/A

*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 Credits

This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.

Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.

2020/21 Fees (August 2020 - July 2021)

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£670 per 20 credits*

£670 per 20 credits*

International

£14,700 for the full programme

N/A

*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 Credits

This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.

Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.

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International student scholarship

We're offering a £2,000 scholarship for all eligible international students studying a full-time postgraduate taught programme (PGT). Terms and conditions apply.

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How to apply

Full-time

Part-time

Careers

Our graduates have said that this course gave them the confidence to apply for positions that they would not usually consider, as a consequence of this their professional performance has improved. Some of our graduates have gone on to become advanced skills teachers, disability coordinators, assistant head teachers and head teachers.

You may also wish to go on to further study such as MPhil, EdD or PhD.

Geraldine Codina

Dr Geraldene Codina
Programme leader

Geraldine is the Programme Leader for the MA Inclusion and SEND and the National Award for SEN Co-ordination: Leading effective inclusive practice in SEN (PG Certificate)

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Contact us

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Additional information about your studies

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.