This postgraduate degree will explore the key areas of Educational placement, curricula, pedagogy, and assessment. A central theme of this Inclusion and Disability pathway will be to examine and question how ideas, practices and values can impact on children and young people's educational inclusion and equity. There will be opportunities to examine comparative and international studies and ‘interventions’ that have a cross-cultural underpinning.
A series of core modules will provide you with the economic, historical, philosophical and sociological frameworks to help you understand the field of education and the skills required for conducting critical research whilst a range of optional modules will help you to pursue your interests and to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your own interests and practice.
The Inclusion and Disability pathway will be of particular interest to education practitioners, and policymakers, researchers and administrators who are seeking a wider and deeper grounding in debates surrounding education equity, disability and inclusion and for those seeking new and innovative ways of improving educational outcomes for specific groups of learners within a fast-changing area of education reform (internationally).
Please note that like most Masters courses, this course does not confer qualified teacher status (QTS).
The MA Education course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, and welcomes applications from international students.
The University of Birmingham, which has over 8,700 international students from approximately 150 countries, provides support throughout the course for those that are new to, or less experienced in, studying in a UK context.
If you would like further information about studying in Birmingham, then you can visit our international students webpage.
You can choose from one of our other specialist focus pathways, based on the School of Education’s principle research areas or the broader MA Education :
We also offer a number of other programmes across a range of SEN and Inclusion that may be relevant to your needs.