University of South Wales

University of South Wales

SEN (Special Educational Needs)

The programme is suitable for people working with children or young people whose development is affected adversely by difficulties in learning or by behaviour. The course is suitable for teachers from a primary, secondary or special school, or lecturers from a further education or higher education setting. Also if you are a social worker or police officer, or if you work with young offenders or other caring professions. The programme covers the key issues related to special educational needs, and will develop your professional awareness of this area. You will experience a course that caters for both academic and practitioner driven interest in special educational needs.There is a wide range of specialist modules to choose from, providing the opportunity to have a postgraduate course specifically tailored to meet your individual professional needs. The course is also compatible with the TTA SENCo standards, and has been designed to provide continuous professional, academic and personal development.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree is preferred but experience is greatly valued. Applicants require a current enhanced DBS check or its EU equivalent. If English is not your native language you should be able to demonstrate a level of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (minimum score of 5.5 in each band).

Assessment methods

Modules are normally assessed by a written assignment of 5,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cardiff (Atrium) Campus Cardiff CF37 1DL Wales

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