Course Overview

The MEd (Special and Inclusive Education) off˜ers 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 e˜ffectively supporting students with special educational
needs in their schools.

On successful completion of the programme participants will be able to:

  • Outline a range of research paradigms, and methodology in research on Special Education Needs (SEN);
  • Identify, critically evaluate and justify an appropriate methodological strategy for proposed thesis/project;
  • Analyse research data;
  • Complete a SEN focused study that will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the ability to engage in primary research and consolidate the learning outcom

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Entry is restricted to teachers who have recently completed the Postgraduate Diploma in SEN and obtained a H2.1 award or higher.

Additional Requirements


1 year, part-time

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

31 July 2019

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting



Course code


Course Outline

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Why Choose This Course?

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.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

Find out More

Andrea Higgins
T: +353 91 495 136