Applicants must have:
- a relevant or related 1st degree and some relevant experience with children or young people with SEN.
- an enhanced DBS/police check if applying for the PG Dip and MA. A small additional fee will be necessary, in addition to the standard fees
- demonstrate that you have a good level of written and spoken English. (see 'English Language Requirements' below).
There is only one intake per year at the beginning of the Academic Year (September/ October).
For further information please refer to the School of Education entry requirements webpage
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you which qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
In order to undertake the SEND programme of study, you will need to demonstrate that you have a good level of listening skills, reading comprehension, written and spoken English. You can demonstrate your level of English with IELTS or alternative qualifications. The following link, to the English language qualifications page, will give you more detailed information about English tests excepted at the University of Birmingham and the required grades you will need to achieve.
English language support - before your course starts
The University offers Presessional English courses for students whose IELTS score does not meet the entry requirements. If you successfully attend one of these courses you won’t need to retake IELTS.
English language support - during your studies
BIA provides free English language services to international students who are currently studying on undergraduate or postgraduate courses at the University of Birmingham. Services include Open-access English classes, online self-assessment, online materials through CANVAS, email answers to quick questions and individual one to one tutorials. For a small fee, BIA also offers classes for partners of international postgraduate students and staff, social events including day trips and HOST visits.