Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Individual programme fees are linked above. For detailed information on fee status, policies, payment and funding opportunities see:
On this part-time intermittent programme you are charged per course, rather than for a complete programme of study. At 2012/13 course fee rates for UK/EU students, typically an MEd would cost £5,750; a PgDip would cost £3,835; and a PgCert £1,920. However, as fees change each year, the length of time you take to complete your programme will affect the total cost.
This programme has been specifically designed to develop your skills in identifying and responding to learners with additional support needs.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience.
You should normally be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland or Teachers of Further Education.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
Our Additional Support for Learning programmes are designed to meet the needs of practising teachers and other professionals.
All the programmes’ courses are studied part-time, and you can select individual courses for your CPD needs, complete three courses for a Postgraduate Certificate, or complete six courses for a Postgraduate Diploma.
There is also the option to complete a Master of Education degree, for which you must also produce an independently researched dissertation.
As well as an increased ability in working directly with learners needing additional support, you will gain knowledge and confidence that will allow you to work collaboratively and constructively with colleagues, other professionals, and the families and carers of learners.
You will learn to apply theory effectively and engage with and influence policy that relates to the delivery of inclusive and special education.
Your learning will be in the form of lectures, seminars, small-group discussions and skill-development sessions. Most courses are offered in e-learning or blended learning format, combining on-campus and online study.
To complete the MEd degree, you will then produce an independently researched dissertation.
Compulsory courses include:
Optional courses may include:
The skills you gain with this qualification will enhance your confidence and ability to take on more authoritative roles in this area of teaching. You may also choose to continue on to an advanced research degree.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013