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Inclusion and Special Educational Needs MEd/Postgraduate Certificate

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MEd - Master of Education

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The part-time Inclusion and Special Educational Needs programme is designed for those who wish to study a range of modules relating to Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (ISEN).

The Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (ISEN) programme will enable in-service teachers, school leaders, policy leaders, and others working directly or indirectly with children with disabilities in the UK, Europe, and around the world to study across a broad spectrum of inclusion and special educational needs.

There are three core modules within the ISEN programme which you will need to complete in the first year. The aims of these modules are as follows:

an overarching understanding of educational inclusion and SEND and associated policies;
frameworks for evaluating policies and practice; and
introductions to different SEND groupings (as conceptualised in many educational systems).
an exploration of the socio-cultural conceptualisations of disability and SEND practice in a global context

Taking these three modules will give you credits for a 60 credit PGCert (ISEN), and will enable you to then follow a more specialist pathway in year 2 where you will benefit from studying on our existing programmes such as Autism, and SEBD (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties). In year 3, as an MEd student you will work towards completion of your dissertation under the supervision of University of Birmingham staff.

Employability

This programme is designed to supplement professionals already working in the field, or those seeking a general introduction to topics within inclusion and special educational needs. In general, this includes teachers, education advisors, special educational needs coordinators, head teachers in schools, managers of community and charitable organisations, support workers in places such as a university or workplace disability service unit, social workers or nurses providing care for persons with disabilities, or a staff member of a Ministry of Education or Ministry of Health, amongst other things.

There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education, which includes progression to a PhD. Many of our graduates successfully apply for roles working with children and young people with special educational needs.

Students can also exit with PGCert award.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 6,480per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 84 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    142 69%

    18th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    30th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    11th

    6

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