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Masters Degrees in Special Needs Education

We have 156 Masters Degrees in Special Needs Education

What is a Masters in Special Needs Education?

  • Masters degrees in Special Needs Education involve advanced study of teaching methods and practices for students with learning difficulties or disabilities.
  • Related postgraduate specialisms include Special Needs Teacher Training, Primary Education and Secondary Education.
  • Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as Education, Psychology or Social Science.

Why study a Masters in Special Needs Education?

Develop Skills and Knowledge

Masters degrees allow you to deepen your understanding of a subject and develop new skills. For a Masters in Special Needs Education, this might include:

  • Advanced Educational Strategies: Mastery of teaching techniques and approaches tailored for students with special educational needs, including research-based interventions and assistive technologies.
  • Inclusive Curriculum Design: Skills in designing and adapting curricula and learning environments to support the diverse needs of all learners, promoting access, participation and achievement.
  • Assessment and Evaluation: Proficiency in assessing learning needs, monitoring progress, and evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs for students with special needs.

Further Career Development

Completing a Masters degree could be beneficial for your career development. For some roles, a Masters degree is outright required—for others, it may instead lead to faster career progression or improve your career mobility. For more information, please visit our Masters employability guide.

After completing your Masters in Special Needs Education, a potential career option might be employment as a Special Education Teacher. According to UK salary data from Glassdoor, a Special Education Teacher earns an average of £33,778 per year, dependent on factors such as experience, employer and employment location.

Improve Employability

Completing a Masters degree may also improve your employability. According to the UK government's LEO Graduate and Postgraduate Outcomes survey, over 89% of Education Masters students were in further education or employment three years after graduation.

What do prospective Education Masters students think about study?

We host the Pulse postgraduate survey to understand the motivations, concerns and expectations of students just like you. For prospective Education Masters students in 2023:

  • 74% were either positive or very positive about employment after graduation.
  • 61% preferred on campus learning, 25% preferred online/distance learning, and 14% preferred a blended approach.
  • 40% were interested in part-time study.
  • In order of popularity, the top three study motivations were:
    • Career progress
    • Gateway to higher level study
    • Subject interest

If you'd like to make your voice heard, why not complete our survey? Your feedback will help us ensure our site is as helpful as possible for students like you!

Note: This guidance was produced with the assistance of AI. However, all data is derived from reliable, authoratitive sources, and all content has been reviewed by humans.

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