Discover our postgraduate and professional development courses

Whoever you are, wherever you are, and however you want to learn, we provide tailored professional development and teaching to the practitioners of today, and tomorrow.

We accept both academic and vocational qualifications for entry to our course and also take account of your professional experience.

Our range of courses are relevant for professionals from different disciplines working with children or adults with disabilities or special needs and their families. To ensure your education works around busy professional and home life many of our courses allow flexible learning. Specific programmes within DISN include the following: 

MA Inclusion

The MA Inclusion is a flexible, part-time distance learning course, designed for those who want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and adults with diverse needs and in a range of settings. The degree offers 5 pathways, to investigate inclusive practice through multiple lenses and specialisms.

Sensory programme

The MA/PGDip sensory programme is a flexible part time blended learning programme designed for those who want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people from 0-25 who are deaf, vision impaired or have multi-sensory (deafblindness) impairment. It offers 3 pathways with mandatory and non-mandatory qualifications available:

Postgraduate Research

DISN has a very active community of Doctoral Researchers. We have around 130 current doctoral researchers (PhD and EdD) based in the Department. These researchers (spanning the UK as well as many overseas countries) work across a diverse range of contexts including home and community settings, schools, colleges, higher education and government agencies.

If you are interested specifically in doctoral research please the Postgraduate Research page to find out more about the programmes we offer.

An Introduction to the MA Inclusion
An Introduction to DISN