University of Leeds logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 6.89k / Year (International)
  • Foreign: $ 6.89k / Year (International)
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Photos of university

    Advertisement

    The MA (SEN) is a one year full-time, or two years part-time, programme for teachers and associated professionals working in either mainstream or more specialised contexts. It is suitable for both UK-based and international students, and considers both UK and international policy contexts. Recent and current students have come from Cyprus, Greece, Hong Kong, Kenya, Namibia, Oman and Taiwan.

    The MA in Special Educational Needs considers the principles, policies and practices in the inclusive education of learners with special educational needs (SEN) in both UK and international legislative, oversight and reseach contexts.

    The programme addresses special educational needs for a wide range of age groups, and covers issues such as policy, legislation, assessment and intervention, inter-agency working, partnerships with parents, and pupil participation.

    You will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of current concepts, information and techniques related to special educational needs, and will analyse and evaluate the evidence behind effective strategies for teaching and learning.

    The MA (SEN) is a one year full-time, or two years part-time, programme for teachers and associated professionals working in either mainstream or more specialised contexts. It is suitable for both UK-based and international students, and considers both UK and international policy contexts. Recent and current students have come from Cyprus, Greece, Hong Kong, Kenya, Namibia, Oman and Taiwan.

    The programme aims to meet the professional development needs of practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding of effective educational practice for pupils with special educational needs.

    The programme addresses special educational needs for a wide range of age groups, and covers issues such as policy, legislation, assessment and intervention, inter-agency working, partnerships with parents, and pupil participation. It draws upon current legislation, governmental and inspection reports, and both national and international research evidence.

    As well as developing specialist knowledge of current concepts, information and techniques related to special educational needs, you will also develop the ability to critically analyse and evaluate current research and scholarship in the area.

    Year 1Compulsory modules

    Critical Study allows you to design and undertake a small-scale research project related to your own interests in the field of education.

    Optional modules

    You also choose one of the following modules

    * Special Educational Needs: Principles and Practice
    * Special Educational Needs: International Perspectives

    You then take three of the following modules. (Please note, we cannot guarantee that all modules will be available.)

    * Directed Study in Education 1
    * The Context of Deaf Education
    * Co-ordinating Inclusive Provision II
    * Developmental Disorders I: Dyslexia and Developmental Coordination Disorder
    * Developmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder
    * Teaching Children with Learning Difficulties
    * Developmental Disorders in the Early Years
    * Teaching Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
    * Special Needs Coordination 2a
    * Special Needs Coordination 2b

    Research environmentThe MA (SEN) is delivered by members of the Childhood and Inclusive Education research group. This team has a long-established, international reputation for research in SEN and inclusive education. In particular, members of the teaching team have expertise in areas including: issues in policy and practice; interventions in language and literacy; assessment and intervention for children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder; and deafness. We are able to provide students with up-to-date information about our research areas, explore the methodologies we use, and provide critical reflection on our own work.

    We offer students a vibrant intellectual and academic experience. Not only will you benefit from weekly research-led teaching, but you will also be invited to attend relevant seminars with leading academics, hosted by the School of Education or other departments.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    A good first degree in a relevant discipline; qualified teacher status; and three years of professional experience; however, we will consider applicants with alternative relevant experience.
    Similar programs:
    Heythrop College, University of London logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 5.73k / Year
    • International students: $ 14.7k / Year
      University of Bath logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 5.69k / Year
      • International students: $ 15.5k / Year
        Oxford Brookes University logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 6.57k / Year
        • International students: $ 15.7k / Year
          Kingston University logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 5.89k / Year
          • International students: $ 15.2k / Year
            University of Glasgow logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • Domestic students: $ 6.7k / Year
            • International students: $ 17.2k / Year
              King's College London, University of London logo
              • Tuition Fee:
              • Domestic students: $ 6.63k / Year
              • International students: $ 15.7k / Year
                University of Leeds logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • $ 6.89k / Year (International)
                  University of Bath logo
                  • Tuition Fee:
                  • Domestic students: $ 5.69k / Year
                  • International students: $ 15.5k / Year
                    See all of the 73 similar programs