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University of Gloucestershire
Postgraduate taught

Inclusive Education

MA

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Full Time
Course length
1 Years
Campus
Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham
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N/A

Course overview

The MA Inclusive Education is part of a suite of 3 routes for those with a continuing interest in developing their theory and practice in the field of inclusive education. Through this MA you will share sessions with those on the MA Education and MA Education, Ethics and Leadership routes. This will support you to develop your understanding of different perspectives, developing your practice and critical thinking as you explore a range of key areas in education. This Master’s course provides education practitioners and policymakers from third and private sector organisations with key knowledge, skills and abilities. We’ll support you in sustaining and enhancing the effectiveness of your practice to pursue your career aspirations.

The range of modules which form this MA Inclusive Education route will enable you to focus and specialise, with choices built into the assessment requirements. The curriculum reflects the latest developments in education and is delivered by a team of dedicated and experienced teaching staff with specialist areas of expertise, who are all also involved in researching and publishing within the area of inclusion and SEN. Study will include deep interrogation about how the term ‘inclusion’ can be interpreted in the context of Special educational Needs and wider inclusion groups and you will explore this through a range of modules which focus on topics such as pedagogy, ethics in education, education policy, social justice, social and emotional health and wellbeing, the changing field in contemporary education, as well as approaches to educational research. Further information about this is available below. In the final stage of the Master’s you’ll complete a dissertation focusing on your choice of research topic within the field of inclusive education.

Study Style

You’ll be taught in lectures (including guest lecturers), seminars and workshops at our Francis Close Hall campus in Cheltenham. Contributing your own ideas and participation in discussions during sessions are significant elements within the course. You’ll be assessed 100% by coursework.

As you join our wider Postgraduate community, with a range of supplementary activities on offer, we’ll encourage you to reflect on your own practice, taking the skills and knowledge you gain to implement strategies that meet the needs of your learners.

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Entry requirements

    • You should hold at least a  2.2 Bachelors degree with honours.

    • We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification

    • Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration

    • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent.

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Students usually support themselves through a postgraduate loan, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk or call 01242 714535.

UoG graduates receive 15% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

Start date Location Course code Fee (UK)
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Sep 2024 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham £8,075 £17,100
Sep 2025 City Campus, Gloucester TBC TBC
Sep 2026 City Campus, Gloucester TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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Careers

Build connections with guest speakers, specialist lecturers and experts from a wide range of professional educational backgrounds. Graduate career-ready and springboard into roles at senior leadership level, in learning and development, teaching, lecturing or further study.

Understand theories and practices

You’ll gain a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of theories and practices of inclusion.

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Learn about policy development and implementation

You’ll gain a thorough knowledge of perspectives on inclusionary policy development and analysis of implementation issues.

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Study a course that's suitable for all teachers

The programme is suitable for serving teachers at all career stages and from all sectors of education.

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Push your possible with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in a subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG alumni can benefit from a postgraduate scholarship discount of 15% off tuition fees.

Discover the benefits of studying a master’s degree.

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