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**NEW** MA Inclusion and SEND

The MA Inclusion and SEND is a 3 year part-time course, offered by The Learning Institute in partnership with Newman University.  It is designed for those who work in education with an interest in inclusion and special educational needs and disability.

This MA will enable students to develop and improve their knowledge and leadership skills, enhance their professional profile and engage in rigorous research and high level enquiry. Students are able to go onto study an extra module after their dissertation to achieve the National Award for SEN Coordination.

The MA can be delivered within a group of schools, or Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) to further develop Professional Mastery and Leadership across a team, ensuring research-based practice, a strong leadership pathway and succession planning.

Alternatively, individuals are welcome to study for an MA at our teaching venue in Roche, Cornwall.

About the course 

The MA Inclusion and SEND is a flexible course, combining taught modules and Living Educational Theory research (Whitehead, 2010). Living Educational Theory is a methodology which starts with the student and their practice, values and the educational influences they have.

Specifically designed for those who work in education and have a particular interest in inclusion and special educational needs and disability, the MA Inclusion and SEND will enable students to develop and improve their knowledge and leadership skills, enhance their professional profile and engage in rigorous research and high level enquiry. Participants will join a vibrant learning community affiliated with Newman University.

The MA Inclusion and SEND is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning, creating flexibility for working students.  You will attend two face-to-face sessions for each module in Roche, Cornwall.  Other venues may be available subject to demand.

What can you expect to study? 

Year One  Research design (30 credits)
 Professional enquiry (30 credits)
Year Two  Inclusion and SEND (30 credits)
 Leading inclusion and SEND (30 credits)
Year Three  Dissertation (60 credits)
 Professional Portfolio, National Award for SEN Coordination
 (optional extra module)

The modules support professional development through investigation of current issues in inclusion and special educational needs and disability in the context of values-led leadership. Each of the five modules provides academic rigour, excellent supervision and high quality resources and support.  

Participants enjoy a friendly, energising research community that provides individual support from highly qualified, enthusiastic and experienced tutors and an academic librarian.

Career progression 

The MA Inclusion and SEND will enable students to develop and improve their knowledge and leadership skills, enhance their professional profile and engage in rigorous research and high level enquiry. Research based values-led practice through a Living Theory methodology is at the heart of our MA Inclusion and SEND. 

Students are able to go onto study an extra module after their dissertation to achieve the National Award for SEN Coordination.

Entry requirements 

 Entry requirement is an Honours degree

Course costs 

Individual students

The cost per 30 credit module (2020-2021) is £1,000. A full MA is 180 credits. The Awarding Body is Newman University.

A postgraduate student loan of up to £11,222 may be available from Student Finance England.  For more information about eligibility and repayments, go to www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan.   

 

Group of schools or Multi-Academy Trusts

We intend for this programme to form part of the Senior Leader Masters Degree apprenticeship, which may be paid for through the Apprenticeship Levy.  When working with a MAT, programme leaders can be developed from within the trust.

Please contact us to discuss the possibility of setting up an MA Research Group within your cluster of schools or MAT.

How to apply
 

For more information about how to apply, please contact Joy Mounter by emailing masters@learninginstitute.co.uk or calling 01726 891807.

Want to know more?:   masters@learninginstitute.co.uk  |  01726 891807