Masters | Postgraduate Course - Special Educational Needs MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 Full time UK/EU: £7,200 full-time International: £17,700 full-time For part time routes: 30 credit module UK/EU: £1,200 International: £2,950 60 credit module UK/EU: £2,400 International: £5,850
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Special Educational Needs MA

Study Details

MA 1 year full-time

The Masters in Special Educational Needs (SEN) gives you the opportunity to further your studies in education, with a particular focus on SEN. This MA will enable you to look in depth and with a critical perspective at the key concepts, theories and practices involved in special and inclusive education within a variety of international and historical contexts. It will also give you the opportunity to reflect critically on your own practice, to investigate educational issues that interest you and to join a community of peers and supportive academics with varied but complementary interests. There is the option to choose a module which includes an experiential placement. This will allow you to gain hands-on experience in schools in England; this module strongly supports you in connecting theory and practice.

Module details

Core modules

150 credits of core modules. 

  • TBC Education Studies 30
  • TBC Special Educational Needs, Inclusion, Disability:  Critical Perspectives 30
  • TBC Special Educational Needs: Teaching and Learning 30
  • EFPM308 Preparing for Educational Research and Dissertation 60

Optional modules
30 credits from the following.

  • TBC Debating the Big Questions in Education 30
  • TBC Education Professional Placement Module 30
  • TBC Education Policy 30
  • TBC Creativity in Education: Valuing, Facilitating and Assessing it 30
  • TBC Technology and Education Futures 30

Entry Requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject or a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject with relevant work experience.

We welcome applications from students who hold qualifications and degrees that are not in education. These may include degrees and qualifications undertaken in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts or business studies. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case by case basis. We would encourage applicants to use their personal statement to indicate their interests in education and any relevant work experience.

Recent Exeter PGCE graduates can gain accelerated entry to the MA in Education

Some modules require Disclosure & Barring Service checks.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

The flexibility of this programme means it is ideal for students from a range of subject, professional and career backgrounds including teachers, lecturers, administrators, education advisors, or other related professions. This degree also offers excellent progression to a professional doctorate.