NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Education (Special and Inclusive Education) (Master of) School of Education College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MEd DURATION: 1 year, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): MED4 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2021

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. 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. 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. FIND OUT MORE AT: special-inclusive-education.html

CONTACT Dr Niamh Flynn T: +353 91 494 071 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Enables you to develop critical research literacy skills. 2. Supports you to conduct small- scale yet significant educational research to a high professional standard in the rapidly evolving field of special and inclusive education. 3. The programme is delivered through a flexible blended learning approach.

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