University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Special Educational Needs (with pathways in Inclusive Perspectives and Psychological Perspectives)

The Special Educational Needs (SEN) programme investigates issues involved in the education and development of children and young people with learning difficulties, disabilities and disadvantages. Our programme is founded upon a commitment to forms of education which enable the participation, learning and development of all. Students studying on the programme engage with aspects of theory, policy and practice relevant to international and local contexts. With its international profile, this programme brings together teachers and other professionals working directly with children and young people with learning difficulties, disabilities or disadvantages, as well as policy-makers and managers in areas of SEN and Inclusive Education. On the MA Special Educational Needs, students choose between two distinct pathways, Inclusive Perspectives or Psychological Perspectives, which reflect different theoretical traditions and approaches to practice, provision and policy within the field of special educational needs, disability and inclusion. Both pathways are relevant to mainstream and special education contexts. The Inclusive Perspectives pathway emphasises the application of inclusive and person-centred values and critical educational analysis. Concepts and theories such as person-centred education; participation and 'voice'; the social model of disability and difference; and human rights and equalities are used to consider educational practice, provision, policy and systems relating to pupils experiencing difficulties in educational settings. The Psychological Perspectives pathway emphasises the use and application of psychological theories. Concepts and theories of cognition, educational testing, and social and emotional development are central in developing psychologically informed understandings of children and young people experiencing difficulties in educational settings. Students greatly benefit from engaging with the insights, experiences and perspectives of other course members, from a diverse range of contexts and backgrounds. The combination of their own experiences, insights gained from others on the course and the theoretical resources offered by learning within the modules, enables students to deepen their understanding of, and to be able to challenge, the barriers that hinder the learning, development and participation of children and young people with learning difficulties, disabilities or disadvantages. The teaching provided on modules is informed by active research and scholarship in the field of Inclusive Education and SEN practice and policy. All lecturers leading modules on the programme have high level specialist qualifications, teaching and leadership experience in the field of Education, SEN and Inclusive Education.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Froebel College Wandsworth SW15 5PJ South East

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