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.
For a variety of reasons some learners have specific support needs. This programme will help you to identify these needs, by introducing you to the many types of specific learning difficulties, and will develop your skills in selecting learning and teaching approaches that will ensure effective support.
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, and have a particular interest in learners with specific learning difficulties.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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.
This programme covers ways in which learning difficulties can manifest themselves, sometimes simultaneously.
You will examine approaches to supporting people with disabilities, such as curriculum adaptations and classroom accommodations and gain the confidence to apply them in practical settings.
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.
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.
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 Aug 21, 2013