Masters in Special & Additional Learning Needs (UEL)

Masters in Special & Additional Learning Needs (UEL)

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This specialist qualification aims to give educators and other professionals the knowledge and skills to enhance the education of their students with special and additional learning needs.

Fully online and international focus, this programme gives participants a well-rounded and specialist qualification which is recognised worldwide.

Why do this course?
  • Fully Online
  • Part Time & Flexible Study schedule
  • Internationally Recognised
  • No on campus attendance required
  • No exams
  • No international fees
  • Import your credits from previous qualifications in SEN
  • Customise the programme to your areas of interest
Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have an undergraduate honours degree (minimum 2:2 classification or equivalent) in any discipline.
  • In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, a proficiency in the English language must be shown through the IELTS exam. Applicants must get a minumum overall score of 7.0 (or equivalent).
Course Structure
  • This course is 100% online meaning that students can access the content at any time that suits them.
  • Students are assessed by a 5,000-word assignment after each module and a 14,000-word dissertation at the end of the programme.
  • Participants enrol on the program for the start of the September or January term and will normally complete one 30 credit module per term. There are three terms every year, beginning in September, January, and May.
  • Students have the option to choose to exit the Masters programme with a PG Cert qualification (2 modules completed) or a PG Diploma qualification (4 modules completed).
  • Students can choose from a range of modules according to their interests. The modules available throughout this course are shown in the table below.
Course Modules
Inclusive Education
Collaboration and best practice
30 credits
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Contemporary perspectives and best practice
30 credits
Dyslexia and Literacy
Issues, perspectives and best practice
30 credits
Applied Behavioural Analysis
Critical exploration and practice
30 credits
Exceptionally Able Learners
Understanding theory, perspectives and practice
30 credits
Understanding Behaviour
Theories, perspectives and best practice
30 credits
Research Methodologies and Dissertation
60 credits
MA Only

If you would like further information about the modules on offer please email Ellen at

How to Apply

You can apply for this course by downloading and filling out the application form and sending it to

We are now accepting applications for the January 2020 intake. This term will begin on 20th January 2020.

Further Information

If you would like to find out more about the programme please feel free to get in touch with one of our Academic Advisory team at the contact details below.

Ellen Kenehan
Tel: (+353) 01 651 0914
Dr. Deirdre MacIntyre
Tel: (+353) 01 651 0618

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    • Next IntakeJanuary 2020
    • DURATION2 years part time
    • AttendanceFully Online (no in person attendance required)
    • FEES £1120.00
    CPD Course Payment
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