Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

This programme provides professional development for those already working in this sector enabling them to deepen their understanding of how to develop more inclusive practice within their own professional setting or country context. The focus of learning is you and your professional development, priorities and interests. We recognise that students in PDP bring often significant (personal and) professional experience and expertise; we encourage you to explore, utilise and develop this in your Masters study with us. From start to finish you can gain a full Masters in two years part-time, but there is flexibility if you want or need to take longer - up to 6 years for full Masters. We also recognise previous (recent and relevant) qualifications eg PGCE that can give you 'advanced standing' on many of our awards; this enables you to progress to full Masters even more quickly. Most students choose to start at the beginning of the academic year, but starts are also available in February and June on most awards. A full Masters (MA or MSc) is 180 credits at Level 7. At Manchester Met this is divided in to 4 x 30 credit taught units and a 60 credit dissertation. With 60 credits successfully passed you are eligible for a Postgraduate Certicate (PGCert), at 120 credits you are eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), and 180 is your full MA or MSc. For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Entry requirements

Either a good Honours degree in teaching, or other equivalent professional qualification and relevant experience; with evidence of the ability to study successfully at Master's level.

Course modules

Modules include: Understanding inclusive education; research for inclusive education; plus options chosen from; introduction to the autism spectrum; specific learning difficulties (dyslexia): developing inclusive practice; behaviour, emotional and social difficulties: developing inclusive practice; inclusive teaching for bilingual learners.

Assessment methods

Written coursework and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 1 years

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