University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Special Needs (by web-based learning)

The course comprises of 4 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate (2 modules) and Diploma (4 modules) exit points.

Entry requirements

You would normally be expected to hold an Honours degree at 2.2 level or above, or its international equivalent. Applicants with qualifications other than a 1st degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. If your 1st language is not English, you must achieve either:an overall score on the IELTS test of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element or a TOEFL IBT score of 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements). If you have not reached the required IELTS or TOEFL score (or recognised equivalent) for the course you wish to study at the University of Nottingham, you can attend a full-time English language course at the University�s Centre for English Language Education (CELE) before registering for your degree.

Course modules

The modules are as follows: debating special and inclusive education; special needs study and research; relationships and behaviour; learning disabilities and difficulties: communication and literacy or specific reading difficulties/dyslexia; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include both formative assessment within each module and summative assessments such as: 5,000-6,000 word reflective essay; 5,000-6,000 word literature and research design; 5,000-6,000 word literature based review of evidence on a key debate; a presentation accompanied by a 3,000-4,000 word commentary. Assignments are graded numerically. To complete the Masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. For award of the MA, you must also complete a 60-credit dissertation (12,000-15,000 words) on an approved topic.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 5,380 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 7,960 per Credit (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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