95.8% OF OUR MA SEN GRADUATES ARE IN EMPLOYMENT OR FURTHER STUDY SIX MONTHS AFTER GRADUATING
GRADUATE DESTINATION SURVEY 2016
The MA SEN/ALN (Additional Learning Needs) course is for those working with children or young people whose development is affected by difficulties in learning or by behaviour.
It will appeal to those who are working in the field of SEN/ALN and learning disabilities, in particular those working in education but also those working in health, such as speech and language therapists and occupational therapists.
The course will encourage greater understanding and a critical appreciation of the trends and developments in SEN/ALN and disability provision across schools and relevant settings.
There is a wide range of modules to choose from, so you can tailor the course to your professional needs. You can choose to study a Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma or the Masters degree.
Our SEN/ALN course offers an in-depth focus on contemporary perspectives of SEN/ALN, learning disabilities and inclusive practice together with the opportunity to widen students’ theoretical understanding through research and evaluation within their respective professional roles.
There is a wide range of modules to choose from, providing the opportunity to have a postgraduate course specifically tailored to meet your individual professional needs. You will study the specified module of the MA SEN/ALN (Additional Learning Needs) course – SEN/ALN: Contexts and Concepts – and in common with all of the professional learning programmes, you will study the Research Methodology module.
You will also select two or three additional modules from the Professional Learning Programme. Examples of modules include:
This explores theory, policy and practice in relation to all aspects of autism
Dyslexia Theory and Assessment and Working with Dyslexia: Linking Theory, Assessment and Practice
Both modules are externally accredited by the British Dyslexia Association at either an approved teacher/practitioner (ATS/APS) level or the associated membership (AMBDA) level. They are ideal for those who are working with children, young people or adults with specific learning difficulties and want a recognised qualification in this field.
Leading and Managing SEN/ALN
Designed for educational practitioners who have or aspire to the role of SENCo./ALNCo. The module is designed to equip students with a better understanding of the theory and practice relating to the varied and challenging skills required of the SENCo/ALNCo. in order to respond to the changing landscape of SEN / ALN.
A full list of modules is available from Amanda Kelland, award leader.
Awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level (after completion of two taught modules); Postgraduate Diploma level (after completion of four taught modules) and the full MA (after completion of a dissertation).
An Additional Learning Needs qualification demonstrates that you have developed advanced level skills in analysis, evaluation and research.
If you are interested in the possibility of gaining a higher degree by research, your tutors will be pleased to discuss the opportunities at the University of South Wales.