Take the next step in your career with this innovative online course, designed for professionals working as leaders or prospective leaders of inclusion in educational settings.
Why study MA Leading Inclusive Education at Middlesex University?
Developing inclusive education practice to support the needs of all learners is one of the most important challenges facing education professionals today. The MA Leading Inclusive Education is an exciting new distance-learning pathway for education professionals seeking to develop their leadership careers, offering alternatives to, and routes on from, current NCTL leadership qualifications and the National Award for SEN Coordination.
We've brought together some of the finest education leaders with the distance-learning experts, Real Training, to develop a new kind of learning experience that makes the most of the practical skills participants already have, allowing learning and development within a workplace setting and alongside colleagues.Through a mixture of 60 and 30 credit practice-led online modules, participants will build a portfolio of leadership skills and knowledge to suit the areas of inclusion that are most relevant to their setting.
Some areas you might cover include:
Gender and Sexuality
Communities and Culture
Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
Migration and Language acquisition
Learning Conversations, Mentoring and Coaching
The programme is open to graduate professionals working in any educational setting, both in the UK and internationally. Whether working in a school, FE college, university, PRU or hospital, this flexible practice-led course will help participants progress into leadership roles or develop leadership in the crucial area of inclusion.
Benefit from our collaboration with Real Training, experts in distance learning in the field of education
Exceptional virtual learning facilities allow you to study this part-time course from anywhere in the world
You'll have access to expertly curated online materials and over 2,000 online full-text journals
What will you study on the MA Leading Inclusive Education degree at Middlesex University?
The leadership of
inclusive practice (30 or 60 credits, depending on prior learning credits)
How can you inspire, encourage and support others to develop
inclusive practice in your setting? What does the latest research tell you
about leadership styles and structures and how to harness them effectively? How
do your own leadership skills stand up in the light of the latest thinking and
(choose two from the list)
1 Gender and sexuality (30 credits) How diverse is your curriculum with respect to gender and
sexuality? Do those engaged with learners in your setting appreciate the
significance of socially constructed frameworks on those who identify as
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex?
2 Communities and culture (30 credits) What are culture, identity and
community? Where does one begin and the other end? What are the strategies that
can be used in a modern educational setting to promote inclusion whilst
respecting and valuing difference?
3 Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (30 credits) Bring your practice up-to-date with the latest thinking and
emerging trends in working with children with social, emotional and mental
health difficulties. Understand specific difficulties such as self-harm,
anxiety, depressions, and eating disorders. Recognise the significance of
social, emotional and mental health difficulties and their relationship to
mental health theories about risk and resilience.
4 Differences (30 credits) In this module you'll develop your knowledge and
understanding of a range of learning needs, while focusing further on needs
that may be particularly relevant to your setting in relation to learning
differences such as gifted and talented, literacy difficulties, language
difficulties, physical and sensory needs, and autism spectrum conditions.
5 Migration and language acquisition (30 credits) In this module, you'll develop your knowledge and
understanding of language and migration in the global context of the 21st century. The module focuses on two broad but intertwined areas of study.
Firstly through theoretical perspectives and case-studies of
schools and multilingual pupils, including some very young children, the module
focuses on using first, second, additional and home languages in educational
settings Secondly, the module examines the patterns of current and global
6 Learning Conversations, Coaching and mentoring (30 credits) In this module, you'll become well grounded in coaching and
mentoring skills as key leadership tools to support and develop colleagues and
build capacity within your setting.
inclusive practice (60 credits)
This 60-credit module completes the MA Leading Inclusive Education
programme, enabling you to bring together what you have learned and apply your
skills to develop, implement and evaluate an intervention in your chosen
setting. Using the action research approach.
How is the MA Leading Inclusive Education degree taught?
The course is designed as a distance-learning package and
can be accessed from anywhere in the world. It is delivered through the Real Training
learning platform. You will work on practical assignments, as well as doing
your own independent reading and research. You will produce written work
including a dissertation, reports and a reflective journal. You will be
allocated a tutor who will oversee your work.
What are the entry requirements for the MA Leading Inclusive Education degree?
We normally require a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification
Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
International entry requirements
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for
this course. We accept the equivalent of the above from a recognised overseas
qualification. To find out more about the requirements from your country, see
further information under support in your country.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your
qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your
office for support.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language and we normally
require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English
Language requirements for international students is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0
in all four components).
Middlesex also offers an Intensive
Pre-sessional English course which ranges from 5-17 weeks depending on your
level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English
language entry requirements.
How to apply
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly
to the university. Please visit our postgraduate
application page for further information and to apply.
How can the MA Leading Inclusive Education degree further your career?
The MA Leading Inclusive Education aims to
accelerate promotion in the professional careers of professionals working in
inclusion in schools and other settings. Depending on prior experience and
career history, students will go on to positions as Heads of Year and Assistant
Heads of Year; Heads and Assistant Heads of Inclusion; higher-level teaching
assistants; social workers working with looked after children, and inclusion
workers working with social services.