University of Edinburgh

Moray House School of Education

MSc Inclusive and Special Education


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Inclusive and Special Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

During this programme you will learn about social justice in education and how classrooms can become more inclusive places in many worldwide contexts. Who is this programme for? The programme is suitable for people who have an interest in social justice and changing educational institutions so that they successfully include all students. You could be: - an experienced teacher wanting to develop research skills and look for promotion in the future - a recently qualified teacher looking to take a masters-level degree before starting your teaching career - a professional working in an educational context, such as an advisor, inspector, policy-maker or member of a non-governmental organisation - a graduate with a first degree in the social sciences aiming to develop your understanding of inclusive education at a leading centre of excellence You will study the following compulsory courses: - Comparative Approaches to Inclusive and Special Education - Education for All - The Sources of Knowledge - Conceptualising Research - Planning Research - Dissertation You will also choose three option courses from the following: - Audiology and Audiometry - Assessing Pupils/Students with Visual Impairment - Bilingualism and Other Additional Support Needs - Collaborative Working in Children's Services - Inclusion of Children with Visual Impairment: Policy and Practice - Issues and Strategies for Teaching and Learning (visual impairment) - Language and Communication (deaf education) - Promoting Achievement and Curriculum Access for Bilingual/Deaf Learners - Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia - Specific Learning Difficulties: Co-occurring Difficulties - The Developing Bilingual Learner The programme is taught at the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh which has been an international leader in special and inclusive education for over 40 years. We have extensive teaching, research and consultancy experience in schools and other settings, with specialist expertise in a wide range of areas within inclusive and special education. Staff are internationally respected for their research and publications. You will study alongside other full-time students from all over the world. You will also study alongside teachers and other education professionals currently working in Scotland. This diversity benefits everyone: it makes for an interesting and challenging learning environment, as well as being socially rewarding.


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International Student Requirements:

International students whose first language is not English should hold an appropriate English language test: IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in writing and at least 6.0 in the other modules) TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each section, 23 in writing) PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the Communicative Skills sections, and at least 61 in writing) CAE & CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in writing and at least 169 in the other modules)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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