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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 5.05k / Year (International)
  • Foreign: n/a
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The content of the course includes taught modules on Inclusive Education, Barriers to Learning and Approaches to Teaching and Learning for Learners with Special or Additional Needs. You will also receive training in rigorous research methodologies and undertake a Masters dissertation on a topic that reflects your personal interests.

    The research elements of the course are supported by the Universitys Centre for Pedagogywhose specialisms include teaching styles, motivation, human relationships in learning and comparative education.

    Most people who join the course already have a PGCE or another teaching qualification. Your written outputs, together with the experiences and activities of the course, will provide a portfolio of evidence that can open up new opportunities and a fresh stage in your career.

    We also offer a part-time Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion MA which enables you to fit your studies alongside other commitments.

    You will undertake four modules and a dissertation: * Approaches to Teaching and Learning for Learners with Special or Additional Needs (30 Credits)
    * Barriers to Learning (30 Credits)
    * Inclusive Education (30 Credits)
    * Research Methods (30 Credits)

    * Dissertation (60 Credits)

    You will negotiate the topic of the dissertation with your tutors. This allows considerable flexibility over your area of research.


    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.


    program_requirements

    We usually require applicants to hold an honours degree. A recognised teaching qualification is desirable but not essential.If you have already covered one or more of the topics covered by the course, and would like to apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL), please contact the course leader. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Scholarships on offer include cash bursaries, reduced tuition fees, free accommodation and free public transport.

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