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Special and Inclusive Education (Specific Learning Difficulties) MA

Reino Unido

¿Qué aprenderé?

This route within the Master's in Special and Inclusive Education focuses on Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia)/literacy difficulties. Students will be introduced to cutting-edge theory and research and consider how it links to policy and practice. This MA will appeal to students looking to consolidate and enhance their knowledge; develop their professional practice and/or progress to doctoral study or employment in this specialist field.

About this degree

Students will gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of theory and research relevant to special and inclusive education, as well as its applicability to policy and practice; with a specific focus on Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia)/literacy difficulties.

Through a variety of taught sessions, independent activities and group/individual assessments, students on the programme will graduate with a broad range of knowledge (including subject-specific knowledge), intellectual, academic and research skills; and practical and transferrable skills. Learning will prepare students for a future within the field of inclusive education and/or the specialism outlined.

Who this course is for

This programme would appeal to those working within education (e.g., teachers, teaching assistants) who have an interest in working with children, young people or adults with special educational needs and disabilities. We particularly welcome those with personal experience of SEND (e.g., family members, individuals with disabilities, including dyslexia).

What this course will give you

This unique programme provides students with the opportunity to engage with the latest theory and research on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), whilst specialising in Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia)/literacy difficulties. Led by academics from the internationally recognised UCL Centre for Inclusive Education (CIE); together with a team of world leading tutors (researchers, academics, and professionals) from the Department of Psychology and Human Development (PHD), students will benefit from a cutting-edge programme of taught sessions, independent activities and group/individual assessments; all of which will deepen their knowledge, challenge their thinking and enhance their employability or current workplace practice. London offers a rich and diverse population so students can focus on neurodiversity within a wide range of communities and study at IOE, which is repeatedly ranked #1 in the world for education (QS World University Rankings by subject).

Students choosing this MA benefit from a rigorous academic programme. Critical engagement with current research and evidence-informed practice on special and inclusive education (focusing on Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia)/literacy difficulties) provides a thorough grounding for those new to the field. It also challenges the thinking and deepens the knowledge of those with prior (academic, personal or professional) experience in special and inclusive education and/or Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia)/literacy difficulties. Input from a broad range of experts ensures strong relevance to practice. This highly regarded course will hugely benefit any educational setting, as well as the individual student.

The MA programme is designed for national and international students with rich and varied professional and/or personal experiences; offering valuable opportunities for networking and collaborative learning. The programme would also be suitable for less experienced applicants hoping to develop new skills and knowledge for future careers in the field.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Psychology and Human Development

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (1 )

Costos de estudio
£24.000,00 (US$ 29.263) por año
Esta es una tarifa fija
Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado March 2023

Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2023


London, Bloomsbury

Gower Street,


WC1E 6BT, England

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Students who hold Medical / Dental / Pharmacy degree; Doctorate/PhD (All degrees must be awarded by an institution accredited by a recognised regional accreditation body) will also be considered for graduate entry.

Para estudiantes internacionales

A minimum of a lower second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants will also normally have some related professional experience. IELTS: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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