The part-time Leadership of Educational Inclusion programme is designed for you to make a difference in schools through leadership that is focused on inclusive learning. 


Leadership in schools takes many forms: through school and departmental leadership teams, but also through collaboration between teachers and schools on specific problems in teaching and learning. The knowledge and experience you will gain from the Leadership of Educational Inclusion MEd will place you in an ideal position to inform future improvement and make a difference to the overall performance of your school.

You will be part of a research-led community which uses and develops evidence-based practice to identify and share approaches which can be shown to make a difference in particular contexts. The Leadership of Educational Inclusion MEd will help provide you with the foundations to become a leader in school improvement using evidence-based analysis and by challenging current practices.

This route is for teachers in the West Midlands and is taught on Saturday and twilight sessions. It is designed to complement our National Standards SENCo Programme which is the compulsory first year.

Institutional Accreditation 

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Leadership of Educational Inclusion

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Taught




CODE P1045

How long it takes:

2 Year

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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Newcastle Law School

You will enter the programme with 60 Masters Level credits from either the PGCert SENCo programme OR PGCE Primary (SEN) programme. 


Compulsory modules

  • Special Studies in Special Education and Educational Psychology (for PGDip only)
  • Practitioner Inquiry in Education (for MEd only)

Optional modules

  • Understanding School Improvement
  • Leadership for School Improvement
  • Evaluation and Policy Analysis for Inclusive Education 

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300


Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540


You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

This programme is designed to provide a firm basis in theory and evidence for new and aspiring leaders in education. This leadership may be exercised in schools, colleges or administrating authorities. Leadership may be in form of direct responsibility for organisational strategy and practice or it may come in form of leading professional development.