The MA Inclusion (SLD-PMLD) distance learning course from University of Birmingham has been developed for a range of professionals/practitioners who work with children and adults with learning disabilities in educational settings across the severe and profound range (SLD/PMLD) including autism (where it overlaps with SLD/PMLD).
|Part-Time Duration:||3 years|
|Tuition Fee:||£7,050 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
Most learners with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (SLD/PMLD) use specialist services such as special schools or colleges but some use inclusive services in nurseries, mainstream schools or community education. On this pathway (SLD/PMLD) you will cover issues for staff who work in any of these services and has particular emphasis on working together to meet needs.
Through this online course, you will be able to develop knowledge, understanding and critiques of research, educational policy and practice and have the opportunity to investigate historical and cultural aspects of disability. It will study systematically, critically and in-depth, aspects of educating children and adults with severe, profound and multiple learning disabilities. In particular, it will emphasis working together to meet needs.
- Reflective Practice in Meeting the Needs of Learners with SLD/PMLD
- Developing and Evaluating Interventions for Learners with SLD/PMLD
- Inclusion: Universal and Specialist Approaches
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
The MA Inclusion (SLD/SPLMD) course is for a range of professionals and practitioners who work with children and adults with learning difficulties in educational settings across the severe and profound range (SLD/ PMLD, including autism where is overlaps). Most learners with SLD/ SPMLD use specialist services such as special schools or colleges but some use inclusive services in nurseries, mainstream schools or community education and the course will cover issues for staff who work in any of these services with particular emphasis on working together to meet needs.
There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education, including progression to a PhD. The excellent careers advice provided by personal tutors has encouraged many of our graduates to successfully apply for roles working with children and young people with special educational needs.
- Normally a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant area of practice or discipline. Vocational qualifications are accepted as criteria for entry to this course.
- Most students will have some relevant professional experience and all applicants are encouraged to gain relevant experience in educational, care or other professional settings before, and during, embarking on a programme of study.
- Speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band or equivalent qualification.