Master of Arts in Special and Inclusive Education

Master of Arts in Special and Inclusive Education

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Faculty School of Education
Programme Code MASIE
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This programme is designed for teachers or other professionals who have an interest in increasing their knowledge and skills in the field of special needs.

The MA in Special and Inclusive Education is suitable if you are:

  • interested in developing your knowledge and understanding of children and young people with special educational needs
  • working as a teacher or associated professional in mainstream education or specialised settings wishing to extend your skills and practice
  • an experienced professional or new to working with children with additional needs
  • a local or an international student

The programme offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. It focuses on the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice.

Critical exploration of current theory and research inform consideration of pedagogical approaches as well as the development of effective systems and structures for working with parents/carers and different agencies.

This programme provides high quality professional development that offers flexibility for students to pursue areas of interest and specialisms.

Advantages of studying MA in Special and Inclusive Education at Nottingham

The internationally respected MA in Special and Inclusive Education qualification supports career progression through:

  • evaluating effective approaches to supporting disabled children and young people including those with moderate to severe and complex learning difficulties and/or personal, social, emotional and behaviour difficulties
  • exploring values and beliefs, policy, legislation, multi-agency working and involvement of families and disabled children and young people
  • building confidence in your professional practice skills
  • promoting personal development through reflection and critical analysis of your own beliefs and practices
  • increasing your academic and research skills which will support future doctorate level study including, for example, a Doctorate in Education or Educational Psychology or a PhD Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators


Students will have to successfully complete 180 credits. The programme comprises  4 core modules of 30 credits each and a dissertation of 60 credits.

Each core module is taught over four intensive days of face-to-face sessions. Following the face-to-face sessions, students are required to continue with the learning process through individual and/or group tutorials using means of distance communication such as email, telephone or video conference.


1 Communication and Literacy (30 Credits)
2 Researching Special and Inclusive Education (30 Credits)
3 Relationships and Behaviour (30 Credits)
4 Debating Special and Inclusive Education (30 Credits)
5 Dissertation (60 Credits)

Master of Arts in Special and Inclusive Education is awarded upon completion of all four core modules and dissertation (total 180 credits earned)


Core modules are assessed via a 6000-word assignment or equivalent. The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be approximately 15,000 words on an approved topic.


For admission to the Master of Arts in Special and Inclusive Education programme:

The School of Education, University of Nottingham may request an interview to further assess your eligibility for the programme.


Preview Days & Time Mondays – Fridays
*Estimated duration of the free preview is 1-hour.
Next Commencement Date
/ Day / Time
Intake Date:
To be announced
Contact Hours 128 hrs
Course Fee Structure Payment to be made to
Non Refundable Application Fees S$100.00
Course Fee S$25,000.00
Total Payable before GST S$25,100.000
GST of 7% $1,757.00
Total Payable after GST S$26,857.00
Payment Mode Cash / NETS / Credit Card / Cheque / Telegraphic Transfer / Bank Transfer / In-house Instalment

– Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB & OCBC Credit Card Holders.
– In-house instalments available on a case-by-case basis.

Refund terms refund table as per student contract

Disclaimer: All terms, schedules, and prices are subject to change without prior notice and at the discretion of College of Allied Educators.