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Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Examine alternative approaches to inclusion and diversity in education. Explore theory, policy and practice in the field of inclusion, disability and Special Educational Needs (SEN). Analyse your professional practice, and apply current research concepts to your work.

Our part-time masters degree focuses on the hidden voices in education. Rather than exploring a particular category of special educational needs and disability (SEND), you'll consider the critical issues for equity and diversity.

Your practice is a key focus of this course - you'll continually reflect on your practice and adapt your skills using the methods you learn.

We will challenge you to rethink your ideas about education, to analyse your views, and to think about the implications for policy and practice.

You'll question the way we educate and look at alternative ways to encourage the inclusion of children and adults who are marginalised from typical ways of learning. Topics could include constructivism, Piaget's theories on how children learn, and Dewey's thoughts on applied knowledge.

You'll also explore some of the wider questions related to theory, policy and practice in the field of inclusion and SEND. Questions such as; how can education promote greater equity in an increasingly diverse society? How should we understand the complexities of inclusive education in a rapidly changing world? How does inclusive education influence social justice?

Entry requirements

MA: Standard Manchester Met entry requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply.

You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Fees

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Part-time £ 6,300 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 6 Years
MA Part-time £ 13,050 (Whole course) International 2 6 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 2 Years

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