SEND and Inclusive Education

Postgraduate School of Education

A programme that explores the education of children and young people with learning difficulties, disability and other needs. It challenges exclusion, aiming to enable the participation and empowerment of all. The 2023 Complete University Guide ranks Roehampton 2nd in London for research quality in Education.

SEND and Inclusive Education

1 year (full-time)
2–4 years (part-time)

Number of Credits

PGCert 60
PGDip 120
MA 180

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type




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Gain the expertise you need to standout in today’s marketplace.

Designed with professionals in mind, the Roehampton SEND and Inclusive Education MA is intended to be a valuable career boost for classroom teachers and other inclusion or SEND professionals.

By focusing on graduating with a professional skillset, you’ll become a confident, agile, independent thinker, with the ability to adapt rapidly to change. This incorporates;

• engaging with aspects of theory, policy and practice relevant to international and local contexts

• With its international profile, the programme brings together those who have significant professional experience working with children and young people with learning difficulties, disabilities, disadvantages or other additional needs, either directly in teaching, support or project work, or as policy-makers, advisory workers or managers

• The MA draws on different disciplinary traditions and approaches to theory and practice within the field of inclusion, SEN and disability, but is underpinned by rights-based, justice-based and equalities-based principles and a rejection of deficit-based approaches to difference (including the medical model of disability).

How you'll learn

Choose an MA that works for you.

You will greatly benefit from engaging with the insights, experiences and perspectives of other programme members, from a diverse range of contexts and backgrounds.

The teaching provided on modules is informed by active research and scholarship in the field of inclusion, SEN and disability theory and practice. All lecturers leading modules on the programme have high level specialist qualifications, teaching and leadership experience in the field of education and inclusion.

You’ll shape your studies around your own interests and aspirations, with optional modules including:

• Power in Education and Society: Disclosures of Difference

• Building Communities of Learning for Pupils and Practitioners

• Autism: Principles, Practices and Perspectives

• Social-Emotional Dimensions of Education and Wellbeing

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Career options

Take the lead in shaping a sustainable future for the education sector.

With a Roehampton MA, you will be prepared to:

• Develop your careers in education practice and leadership: teaching, advisory work, SEND coordination, inclusion management, support work.

• Move into a career in policymaking, implementation and development of inclusion, developing the inclusion and SEND workforce.

• Undertake a doctorate and move into a career in research

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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our finance pages for more details

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Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

UK EU and International
£8,243 £17,325

Specific Entry Requirements

2:2 or higher in a degree with any subject but with relevant practical or professional experience.

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Our Research

The School of Education is renowned for its high-quality teaching and research, and is one of the principal teacher training providers in the UK. Please read about some of the research undertaken by academics within Roehampton's School of Education by visiting the departmental research pages.