Inclusive Education - MA full-time

Why choose this course?

    Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

    • Fit study around your professional commitments with our flexible delivery, including online and classroom learning

    • Develop classroom and institutional-level expertise through specialist inclusive education modules

    • Reflect on your own educational specialisms through strongly linked theory and practical work

    • Be inspired by experienced course tutors with track records in education research, theory and practice

    • Enjoy high levels of personal tuition and close contact with staff due to small group sizes

    Course overview

    The MA Inclusive Education is an advanced and flexible course which meets the professional development needs of experienced educationalists. It is directly relevant to the realities of working in different roles in educational environments, with a particular focus on inclusive education. Assignments are tailored towards your own working environment and experience.

    The MA Inclusive Education is a named award within the MEd Professional Development scheme. In the first instance applicants should apply for the MEd Professional Development.

    All advanced courses in education at the University of Bolton focus on clear principles: learners and learning, professional practice in education and training, and quality and excellence in professional development.

    About the course

    This exciting and demanding masters course gives you the opportunity to develop a range of in depth skills – which are applicable in a range of senior and management roles in education and learning – and to specialise in inclusive education.

    This is a specialist award with two specialist modules: The Struggle for Inclusive Education; and Transformative Education in an Inclusive Context.

    You will be taught by educational professionals and assessed using techniques including group and individual projects and assignments, research, presentations, tutorials, reports and essays. At all times this rewarding course is relevant and focused, preparing you for additional responsibilities in your current and future career.

    Special features

    • This course is designed to address the professional development needs of experienced education practitioners with a particular interest in inclusive education. The pathways and modules are flexible. You decide which route and which modules suit you.

    • The University of Bolton has a long-standing and excellent reputation for the teaching of education courses, and professional development in particular.

    • We understand that studying for a masters degree takes commitment and an investment of time, money and effort. You will be taught by experienced educational professionals and have one-to-one tutor support throughout your postgraduate studies.

    • You will benefit from small group learning as well as one-to-one support from tutors throughout your course, whatever your chosen route.

    • As well as excellent teaching facilities and a supportive atmosphere, the University of Bolton campus also offers 24/7 IT access and WiFi all students.

    Award(s) MA
    CodeX968-D
    Mode of attendanceFull-time
    Duration(s)1 year
    Start date(s) 19/09/2016
    Entry requirements Normally, you should have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree and a PGCE (or equivalent).

    If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.
    Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
    Location(s) University of Bolton:
    Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

    Programme Specification

    http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/EDU0002

    What you will learn

    This course allows rigorous academic investigations into education, and issues in inclusive education in particular. You will acquire a range of advanced skills and abilities necessary to enable you to pursue the demands of your chosen programme successfully.

    You will learn how to explore educational research and make informed comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to practice.

    What you will study

    The MA Inclusive Education award requires 180 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma in Inclusive Education is an exit award and worth 120 credits. The Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusive Education is also an exit award and worth 60 credits.

    To obtain an MA Inclusive Education you will undertake three core modules, three option modules and a dissertation.

    There are core modules, optional modules (including the specialist modules) and a dissertation. For full details of the specialist modules please visit our 'specialist modules' web page under the 'related links' section.

    Core modules (60 credits)

    Research Awareness and Support Skills (20 credits) or where more appropriate Research Methods - Field Studies (20 credits); Organisational Management (20 credits); Curriculum Studies (20 credits).

    Option modules (60 credits)

    You will choose three including the specialist modules.

    For this specialist award MA Inclusive Education you must study the inclusive education module pair:

    The Struggle for Inclusive Education (20 credits);

    Transformative Education in an Inclusive Context (20 credits).

    You should also choose one of the following modules:

    Work-Based Module B Developments (20 credits);

    Work-Based Module B Case Study (20 credits);

    Research Methods - Field Studies (20 credits);

    Vocational Education and Development (20 credits);

    The Concept and Implementation of Design and Technology (20 credits);

    Competency-based Training in Vocational Education (20 credits);

    Staff Development and Appraisal in Vocational Education (20 credits);

    Information Technology - the Impact on Technical Education (20 credits);

    ICT in Education (20 credits);

    Computer-supported Collaborative Leaning and E-tutoring (20 credits);

    Human Resource Management (20 credits);

    Marketing (20 credits).

    Dissertation (60 credits)

    You must undertake a dissertation in a subject consistent with inclusive education.

    Course tutors can answer any questions on module choice.

    Careers & professional development

    This MA is particularly relevant to those wishing to work with groups of people of all ages, who are designated as having additional needs.

    A masters course at the University of Bolton will also help you to develop a number of career-enhancing skills in addition to your subject-specific knowledge and understanding. These include interpersonal skills, research skills, oral and written presentation skills, independent working, and time and project management skills.

    On graduation you will automatically become a member of the University’s alumni association, gaining access to a wide range of the University's facilities, including the library, journals and periodicals, as well as professional and employment advice throughout your career.

    Fees, funding and finance information

    Home/EU Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18
    2016/17 £5,400   £5,400
    2017/18   £5,400 £5,400
    More Home/EU Fee information

    International Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18
    2016/17 £11,250   £11,250
    2017/18   £12,000 £12,000
    More International Fee information

    Contact Us

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Dr Maria Rodriguez-Yborra (Programme Leader)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903356

    For general information about the university and how to apply please contact:

    Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

    http://www.bolton.ac.uk

    How to Apply

    You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.

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    Course Overview

    Why choose this course?

      Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

      • Fit study around your professional commitments with our flexible delivery, including online and classroom learning

      • Develop classroom and institutional-level expertise through specialist inclusive education modules

      • Reflect on your own educational specialisms through strongly linked theory and practical work

      • Be inspired by experienced course tutors with track records in education research, theory and practice

      • Enjoy high levels of personal tuition and close contact with staff due to small group sizes

      Course overview

      The MA Inclusive Education is an advanced and flexible course which meets the professional development needs of experienced educationalists. It is directly relevant to the realities of working in different roles in educational environments, with a particular focus on inclusive education. Assignments are tailored towards your own working environment and experience.

      The MA Inclusive Education is a named award within the MEd Professional Development scheme. In the first instance applicants should apply for the MEd Professional Development.

      All advanced courses in education at the University of Bolton focus on clear principles: learners and learning, professional practice in education and training, and quality and excellence in professional development.

      About the course

      This exciting and demanding masters course gives you the opportunity to develop a range of in depth skills – which are applicable in a range of senior and management roles in education and learning – and to specialise in inclusive education.

      This is a specialist award with two specialist modules: The Struggle for Inclusive Education; and Transformative Education in an Inclusive Context.

      You will be taught by educational professionals and assessed using techniques including group and individual projects and assignments, research, presentations, tutorials, reports and essays. At all times this rewarding course is relevant and focused, preparing you for additional responsibilities in your current and future career.

      Special features

      • This course is designed to address the professional development needs of experienced education practitioners with a particular interest in inclusive education. The pathways and modules are flexible. You decide which route and which modules suit you.

      • The University of Bolton has a long-standing and excellent reputation for the teaching of education courses, and professional development in particular.

      • We understand that studying for a masters degree takes commitment and an investment of time, money and effort. You will be taught by experienced educational professionals and have one-to-one tutor support throughout your postgraduate studies.

      • You will benefit from small group learning as well as one-to-one support from tutors throughout your course, whatever your chosen route.

      • As well as excellent teaching facilities and a supportive atmosphere, the University of Bolton campus also offers 24/7 IT access and WiFi all students.

      Key Information

      Award(s) MA
      CodeX968-D
      Mode of attendanceFull-time
      Duration(s)1 year
      Start date(s) 19/09/2016
      Entry requirements Normally, you should have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree and a PGCE (or equivalent).

      If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.
      Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
      Location(s) University of Bolton:
      Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

      Course Content

      Programme Specification

      http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/EDU0002

      What you will learn

      This course allows rigorous academic investigations into education, and issues in inclusive education in particular. You will acquire a range of advanced skills and abilities necessary to enable you to pursue the demands of your chosen programme successfully.

      You will learn how to explore educational research and make informed comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to practice.

      What you will study

      The MA Inclusive Education award requires 180 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma in Inclusive Education is an exit award and worth 120 credits. The Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusive Education is also an exit award and worth 60 credits.

      To obtain an MA Inclusive Education you will undertake three core modules, three option modules and a dissertation.

      There are core modules, optional modules (including the specialist modules) and a dissertation. For full details of the specialist modules please visit our 'specialist modules' web page under the 'related links' section.

      Core modules (60 credits)

      Research Awareness and Support Skills (20 credits) or where more appropriate Research Methods - Field Studies (20 credits); Organisational Management (20 credits); Curriculum Studies (20 credits).

      Option modules (60 credits)

      You will choose three including the specialist modules.

      For this specialist award MA Inclusive Education you must study the inclusive education module pair:

      The Struggle for Inclusive Education (20 credits);

      Transformative Education in an Inclusive Context (20 credits).

      You should also choose one of the following modules:

      Work-Based Module B Developments (20 credits);

      Work-Based Module B Case Study (20 credits);

      Research Methods - Field Studies (20 credits);

      Vocational Education and Development (20 credits);

      The Concept and Implementation of Design and Technology (20 credits);

      Competency-based Training in Vocational Education (20 credits);

      Staff Development and Appraisal in Vocational Education (20 credits);

      Information Technology - the Impact on Technical Education (20 credits);

      ICT in Education (20 credits);

      Computer-supported Collaborative Leaning and E-tutoring (20 credits);

      Human Resource Management (20 credits);

      Marketing (20 credits).

      Dissertation (60 credits)

      You must undertake a dissertation in a subject consistent with inclusive education.

      Course tutors can answer any questions on module choice.

      Careers

      Careers & professional development

      This MA is particularly relevant to those wishing to work with groups of people of all ages, who are designated as having additional needs.

      A masters course at the University of Bolton will also help you to develop a number of career-enhancing skills in addition to your subject-specific knowledge and understanding. These include interpersonal skills, research skills, oral and written presentation skills, independent working, and time and project management skills.

      On graduation you will automatically become a member of the University’s alumni association, gaining access to a wide range of the University's facilities, including the library, journals and periodicals, as well as professional and employment advice throughout your career.

      Fees & Funding

      Fees, funding and finance information

      Home/EU Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18
      2016/17 £5,400   £5,400
      2017/18   £5,400 £5,400
      More Home/EU Fee information

      International Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18
      2016/17 £11,250   £11,250
      2017/18   £12,000 £12,000
      More International Fee information

      Contacts

      Contact Us

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Dr Maria Rodriguez-Yborra (Programme Leader)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903356

      For general information about the university and how to apply please contact:

      Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

      http://www.bolton.ac.uk

      How to Apply

      How to Apply

      You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.