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MA / PGCert / PGDip Special and Inclusive Education (Part time)

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Education at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

This course is designed for a wide range of people interested in special and inclusive education, such as those who currently, or are wanting to, have a role that is directly concerned with special and inclusive education in an education setting or education policy or research contexts. These education settings range from early years to higher education and all sectors in between and beyond formal education. Therefore, the course is designed to provide different modes and routes that are suited to the breadth of potential students who have a range of expertise and experience. As such it has an approach to the modules which can then be applied locally and in different contexts.

This part time MA route has been structured to allow you to join the MA at different stages based on your accredited prior learning (APL). Within the part time route three modules are offered for offsite teaching, which are designed for groups of employees to undertake level 7 study onsite in the school, college or other educational setting where they are employed, under the guidance of the university tutor. To achieve an MA Special and Inclusive Education at least 90 credits of your 180 credits must include the Perspectives on Inclusive Education module and your dissertation subject must relate to special and inclusive education.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

What you'll study

This is a demanding and exciting research-based programme. It requires you to immerse yourself in reading, thinking, discussion, reflection and writing, enabling you to take the next, critical step in your professional learning.

This Masters degree allows you to investigate a range of issues impacting on education in general and your own organisation in particular. We want you to challenge your thinking.

How you’re taught

The course content reflects the changing education environment and is subject to regular review and development. A variety of teaching and learning approaches are used to support you during the course. These approaches are designed to help you to achieve the course learning outcomes and support and prepare you for your current and future careers.

While completing your master's you will study in a number of ways including:

  • blended learning
  • our virtual online learning environment (NOW)
  • teaching at your own institution (by prior arrangement)
  • learning through practical experience in an educational setting
  • study sets.

Face-to-face and blended learning teaching provides core course teaching, supported by seminars as a space where you will enhance your understanding of the taught material. Lectures and online activities are given and prepared by tutors and visiting guest lecturers, who may include course alumni and postgraduate research students from the Institute of Education.

Careers and employability

The MA Education degree is increasingly seen as both academic enhancement and a means to facilitate career progress. Many graduates have gone on to successful careers within the education sector, pursuing senior roles, while others have continued studying to complete a Professional Doctorate, an MPhil or a PhD.

The MA Education programme is not a teacher training course and will not give you Qualified Teacher Status.

Tuition fees

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With students and staff from over 160 countries, cultural diversity is a key part of the university's identity.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 84 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    127 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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