Special Educational Needs and Inclusion MA

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 04/12/2018

This course is designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of issues relating to Special Educational Needs and Inclusions at a greater depth. If you are a practitioner working with children, young people and adults in any one of a range of contexts, this may be particularly useful. Some of the modules we offer do require that you are working in a practical setting. We can also offer tailored training packages for a variety of settings.

Course

Highlights

  • If you do not have any practical experience in the field, optional opportunities to visit settings can be arranged
  • If you want to pursue further postgraduate research there is also the possibility of studying for a PhD

Additional

Information

Partnerships and Accreditation

We also offer this programme with our overseas partner in Thailand at Village Education Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.

Course Details

The MA in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion is made up of modules which help you to critically reflect on debates relating to inclusive practice in a variety of settings and contexts. You will be able to choose from a selection of optional modules so you can study what interests you most.

Read more

Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Oppportunities

If you are already working in the field of SEN, disabilities and Inclusion then the in-depth knowledge you will gain from this programme can help you to improve your practice or apply for management positions. A range of other career options in education, social care and voluntary sectors will also be possible, such as being an advocate, learning mentor, or family adviser. If you want to pursue further postgraduate research there is also the possibility of studying for a PhD.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent
  • A personal statement (which explains your reasons for applying to this course)
  • Two references which will support your ability to study at postgraduate level
  • Students who have gained credits at M Level 7 from Northampton or from other universities can apply to use these towards the MA in SEN and Inclusion if they can demonstrate that their studies have been in the field.
  • Students who have achieved the National Award for SEN Coordination or the Level 7 OCR Diploma in teaching and assessing learners with dyslexia in the last five years can use their 60 credits towards the Master’s Degree.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Perspectives on BESD (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM030
    Core Module N
  • Leadership & Management in BESD (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM002
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Multi-Sensory Impairment (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM003
    Core Module N
  • Pupils with Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties - Part 1 (Contexts & Understanding) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM015
    Core Module N
  • Pupils with Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties – Part 2 (Curriculum & Teaching) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM004
    Core Module N
  • Physical Disabilities: Contexts & Interventions (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM006
    Core Module N
  • Physical Disabilities: Curriculum Issues (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM007
    Core Module N
  • Promoting Inclusive Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM009
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM026
    Core Module N
  • Evaluating Approaches for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM027
    Core Module N
  • Organisational based Project (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM075
    Core Module N
  • Research Methods (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM077
    Core Module N
  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM031
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Dyslexia: Identification, Curriculum & Teaching (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM028
    Core Module N
  • Theoretical Perspectives on SpLD (Dyslexia) where are we now? (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM018
    Core Module N
  • Key Concepts in Inclusion and Diversity (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM019
    Core Module N
  • The National Award for SEN Coordination (Part 1) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM021
    Core Module N
  • The National Award for SEN Coordination (Part 2) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM022
    Core Module N
  • Autism in the Early Years (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM029
    Core Module N
  • Using Standardised Assessments in Educational Settings: Theory and Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM020
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Challenging Behaviour in People with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM024
    Core Module N
  • Promoting EAL Practice (English Additional Learning and Bilingualism in Education) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM025
    Core Module N
  • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM100
    Core Module N
  • Dissertation (60 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM079
    Core Module N

To be eligible for the award students must successfully complete either EDUM100 and 120 credits of Designated modules from the above list, OR EDUM079 and EDUM077 and 90 credits of designated modules from the above list.

Facilities &

Special Features

Our integrated learning environment provides access to course materials and to a well-resourced library enabling you to access e-books and electronic journals from home.

Partners

We also offer this programme with our overseas partners in India and Thailand at Brindavan Education Trust, Bangalore, India and Village Education Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.

Research

at The University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,750
Part Time: £3,375 Year one (90 credits) £3,375 Year two (90 Credits)

Postgraduate Loans
If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years. Please note to be eligible for a postgraduate loan you must be studying the full 180 credits.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time: £3,300 Year one (90 credits) £3,300 Year two (90 Credits)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

If you have previously studied a PGCE and have APL modules you will not qualify for a loan from Student Finance England.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

Carers Award

Students who are responsible for the care of a relative due to disability or chronic/ terminal illness may be eligible to apply for a Carers’…

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Updated 04/12/2018

  • This course is designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of issues relating to Special Educational Needs and Inclusions at a greater depth. If you are a practitioner working with children, young people and adults in any one of a range of contexts, this may be particularly useful. Some of the modules we offer do require that you are working in a practical setting. We can also offer tailored training packages for a variety of settings.

    Course

    Highlights

    • If you do not have any practical experience in the field, optional opportunities to visit settings can be arranged
    • If you want to pursue further postgraduate research there is also the possibility of studying for a PhD
  • The MA in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion is made up of modules which help you to critically reflect on debates relating to inclusive practice in a variety of settings and contexts. You will be able to choose from a selection of optional modules so you can study what interests you most.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Partnerships and Accreditation

    We also offer this programme with our overseas partner in Thailand at Village Education Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Oppportunities

      If you are already working in the field of SEN, disabilities and Inclusion then the in-depth knowledge you will gain from this programme can help you to improve your practice or apply for management positions. A range of other career options in education, social care and voluntary sectors will also be possible, such as being an advocate, learning mentor, or family adviser. If you want to pursue further postgraduate research there is also the possibility of studying for a PhD.

    • An honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent
    • A personal statement (which explains your reasons for applying to this course)
    • Two references which will support your ability to study at postgraduate level
    • Students who have gained credits at M Level 7 from Northampton or from other universities can apply to use these towards the MA in SEN and Inclusion if they can demonstrate that their studies have been in the field.
    • Students who have achieved the National Award for SEN Coordination or the Level 7 OCR Diploma in teaching and assessing learners with dyslexia in the last five years can use their 60 credits towards the Master’s Degree.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Perspectives on BESD (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM030
      Core Module N
    • Leadership & Management in BESD (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM002
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Multi-Sensory Impairment (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM003
      Core Module N
    • Pupils with Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties - Part 1 (Contexts & Understanding) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM015
      Core Module N
    • Pupils with Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties – Part 2 (Curriculum & Teaching) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM004
      Core Module N
    • Physical Disabilities: Contexts & Interventions (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM006
      Core Module N
    • Physical Disabilities: Curriculum Issues (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM007
      Core Module N
    • Promoting Inclusive Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM009
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM026
      Core Module N
    • Evaluating Approaches for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM027
      Core Module N
    • Organisational based Project (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM075
      Core Module N
    • Research Methods (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM077
      Core Module N
    • Speech, Language and Communication Needs (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM031
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Dyslexia: Identification, Curriculum & Teaching (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM028
      Core Module N
    • Theoretical Perspectives on SpLD (Dyslexia) where are we now? (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM018
      Core Module N
    • Key Concepts in Inclusion and Diversity (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM019
      Core Module N
    • The National Award for SEN Coordination (Part 1) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM021
      Core Module N
    • The National Award for SEN Coordination (Part 2) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM022
      Core Module N
    • Autism in the Early Years (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM029
      Core Module N
    • Using Standardised Assessments in Educational Settings: Theory and Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM020
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Challenging Behaviour in People with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM024
      Core Module N
    • Promoting EAL Practice (English Additional Learning and Bilingualism in Education) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM025
      Core Module N
    • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM100
      Core Module N
    • Dissertation (60 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM079
      Core Module N

    To be eligible for the award students must successfully complete either EDUM100 and 120 credits of Designated modules from the above list, OR EDUM079 and EDUM077 and 90 credits of designated modules from the above list.

    • at The University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,750
    Part Time: £3,375 Year one (90 credits) £3,375 Year two (90 Credits)

    Postgraduate Loans
    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years. Please note to be eligible for a postgraduate loan you must be studying the full 180 credits.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time: £3,300 Year one (90 credits) £3,300 Year two (90 Credits)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    If you have previously studied a PGCE and have APL modules you will not qualify for a loan from Student Finance England.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    Carers Award

    Students who are responsible for the care of a relative due to disability or chronic/ terminal illness may be eligible to apply for a Carers’…

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour