University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Inclusive Education

The course begins with a discussion about how the term inclusion can be interpreted; this is followed by an exploration of policies and philosophies of inclusion in relation to both special educational needs and special provision, as well as to theories of social justice and equality for all pupils and students; key concepts and debates from the disciplinary literature and recent research, models of inclusion and their implications for practice are critically analysed; as will the range of contexts in which learning takes place; within this, students explore how far the current educational context of performativity and high stakes accountability may affect developments in inclusionary thinking and practice; thus students critically review the relevant legal framework and explore how to evaluate and develop policy within individual educational institutions; students also enhance their specialist and advanced pedagogical knowledge and expand their repertoire of tools and practices in order to develop inclusionary and equitable classroom practice.

Entry requirements

Applications from: teachers and other educationalists concerned with the development of inclusion and social justice in educational organisations and classrooms; SENCos, assistant SENCos and aspiring SENCOs; managers and leaders with a responsibility for developing inclusive policies and practices; to apply, students should have 1 or more of the following: a good Honours degree or equivalent; a professional or postgraduate qualification; appropriate employment experience; an ability to undertake and benefit from study at postgraduate level.

Course modules

Modules include: Inclusive education: policy into practice; inclusive education: advanced teaching and professional practice; the role of the special educational needs co-ordinator in mainstream schools; independent study (with full tutor support).

Assessment methods

Assessment is via written coursework and project-based assignments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 1,795 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time £ 3,590 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
MEd Part-time £ 4,860 per Whole course (home fees) 36 months
MEd Part-time £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West

Key information

Guidance and Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01242 714500