MA Special and Inclusive Education

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Course Overview
Masters (Coursework)
Tuition Fees
RM 46,000/ Programme (for Malaysian students)
1-2 years full-time; 2-4 years part-time
Prior Study
Bachelor honours degree
Study Field


This programme is designed for teachers or other professionals who have an interest in increasing their knowledge and skills in the field of special and inclusive education. It covers a variety of topics ranging from theoretical debates of inclusion and research methodology to practical knowledge of behaviour and learning for persons with special needs. The programme contains both taught and experiential elements and you will cover the theoretical aspects of each area, as well as practical strategies and aspects of self-development. Your learning will be supplemented by seminars and workshops about study and research skills.

Faculties, Schools & Departments

School of Education

Programme structure

For the MA in Education: Special and Inclusive Education, you will need to successfully complete 180  credits. This will be composed of four core modules, including  written work, of 30 credits each. In addition, you will need to  submit a dissertation, worth 60 credits, in a subject  related to  one of the modules and approved by your tutor. 

Modules are taught within a block of four days over two consecutive weekends. At the end of each face-to-face teaching period, you are provided opportunities for tutorials individually, in groups and/or using other means of communication such as email, telephone or video conference.

Typical core modules

  • Communication and Literacy
  • Debating Special and Inclusive Education
  • Relationships and Behaviour
  • Researching Special and Inclusive Education

Dissertation Module:
This substantive piece of scholarship within the field of the programme will normally be based on interests and skills you have developed in the programme of the modules already studied. You will choose a topic in consultation with your programme leader and an appropriate supervisor.

Entry requirements

A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Relevant experience may be required for some of the programmes. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.
Mature applicants without any standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered for an entry at the Postgraduate Certificate level and the acceptance is at the discretion of the School of Education.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
  • PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
  • MUET: Band 4

Intake Months

June and December