University of Leeds School of Education

University of Leeds

Special Educational Needs

This programme is for teachers and associated professionals that wish to deepen their understanding of effective educational practice for pupils with special educational needs; it considers the principles, policies and practices in the inclusive education of learners with special educational needs (SEN), and draws upon current legislation, governmental and inspection reports, and both national and international research evidence; the programme addresses special educational needs for a wide range of age groups, and covers issues such as policy, legislation, assessment and intervention, inter-agency working, partnerships with parents, and pupil participation; students have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of current concepts, information and techniques related to special educational needs, and analyse and evaluate the evidence behind effective strategies for teaching and learning.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree in a relevant subject, qualified teacher status and 3 years' of professional experience normally required; however, applicants with other relevant experience are also considered.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: Critical study. Optional modules include: Special educational needs (principles and practice); special educational needs (international perspectives); directed study in education 1; the context of deaf education; co-ordinating inclusive provision 2; developmental disorders 1 (dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder); developmental disorders 2 (attention deficit disorder and autistic spectrum disorder); teaching children with learning difficulties; developmental disorders in the early years; teaching children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; special needs coordination 2a; special needs coordination 2b.

Sponsorship information

Some scholarships available for both UK/EU and International students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,440 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,440 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,440 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,440 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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School of Education
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