Education - Special & Inclusive Education

Your Course
The MEd (Special and Inclusive Education) offers teachers who have successfully completed the PDip (Special Educational Needs), and obtained a H2.1 award or higher, the opportunity to continue their study and conduct educational research that will assist them further in effectively supporting students with special educational needs in their schools.

On successful completion of the programme participants will be able to:
• Critically interrogate previous research in the area of special and inclusive education;

• Design, plan and conduct a small-scale quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods primary research project or secondary research project in the area of special and inclusive education;

• Analyse qualitative and quantitative data using appropriate techniques, and report and present findings in an aligned, transparent and ethical manner;

• Reflect on the role of the researcher in the research process.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Entry is restricted to teachers who have recently completed the Postgraduate Diploma in SEN and obtained a H2.1 award or higher.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2022.


1 year part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next start date September 2019

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Teachers can work in SEN teaching and in co-ordination and leadership roles in schools and other education settings and in education support services.

Further research opportunities also exist at PhD level.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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