University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

MA Special Educational Needs (SEN) is for people working with children or young people whose development is affected adversely by difficulties in learning or by behaviour. The MA SEN course will be highly beneficial if you're a teacher from a primary, secondary or special school, or a lecturer from a further education or higher education setting. It will also be of value to social workers and police officers, or if you work with young offenders or other caring professions. Studying this postgraduate SEN course will enhance your knowledge of the key issues related to special educational needs, and will develop your professional awareness of this area. You'll experience a course that caters for both academic and practitioner driven interest in special educational needs. It is compatible with the TTA SENCo standards, and has been designed to provide continuous professional, academic and personal development.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree is preferred but experience is greatly valued. Full-time and part-time students choosing modules which have a placement component as part of the assessment process will need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if an EU or international student). Full-time students wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Internship Scheme will also need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if an EU or international student). If English is not your first 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).

Course modules

Core modules of Understanding Learning Difficulties/Disabilities and Research Methodology. You will select 2 optional modules from: Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties; Specific Learning Difficulties; Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Supporting Children with Autistic Spectrum.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus, Newport Newport (Wales) NP20 2BP Wales

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