Masters | Postgraduate Course - Special Educational Needs and Disability MA, PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within Anglia Ruskin University

Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Tel:0845 271 3333
Course Fees
UK/EU students, 2017/18 (per year) £7,100 UK/EU students, 2017/18 (per year part time) £3,550 International students, 2017/18 (per year) £11,900
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01245 686868
Special Educational Needs and Disability MA, PG Dip, PG Cert

Study Details

MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are becoming increasingly complex. Our course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to improve provision and engage constructively and confidently with professionals and families of children and young people with SEND, 0-25 years.

Studying with colleagues and experts from various professional disciplines, you’ll work closely with those who recognise the importance of ensuring quality of life and fulfilment of families’ aspirations for children and young people with SEND.

From exploring professionals’ duties and procedures within the wider societal and familial context, to the enhancement of intervention, communication and inter-personal skills, our course aims to strengthen and enrich your professional repertoire, and tackle the assumptions that it’s clear how to collaborate and maximise one another’s skills. 

Module details

  • Send and Disability in Context
  • Intervention for SEN and Disabilities
  • Exploring Boundaries and Practices for SEN and Disabilities
  • Investigating Education through Research
  • Postgraduate Major Project (double module)

Entry Requirements

A first degree with honours at a minimum final classification of Upper Second (2:1). Applicants will need to have two or more of the following: A recognised professional qualification in Teaching Education Support, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, a creative therapy or Psychology; Evidence of sustained experience working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children and young adults with SEN-D and their families; Personal experience (for example through a family member) of the SEN-D context.

Student Destinations

Although our course is primarily aimed at those working with children and young people with SEND, it also addresses the urgent need to strengthen collaborative working. For newly-qualified professionals, our Masters degree will enhance your employability as a potential specialist for children with SEND and their families.

Where you go with our course is entirely up to you. SENCOs may wish to enhance their training and so gain a higher degree; likewise, other serving teachers and allied professionals could use it for personal and professional career advancement or perhaps a move to a related field. If you’re an international student, you may wish to use our approaches to strengthen and influence policy and provision within your home country, or possibly develop new structures and career opportunities.

Whatever your background and personal or professional agenda, and however far you wish to take your study, our course will prepare you with transferable knowledge, skills and understanding for engaging collaboratively to make a difference to the lives of our most vulnerable citizens and their families.