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MA Education SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability)

The Education SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability) programme from Middlesex University Dubai is part of Middlesex University Dubai’s strategy to further develop its provision of programmes from the School of Health and Education.

Quick Facts

Part-time Duration: 2 years 
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fees (Total): AED 60,000
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This new Education SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability) programme from Middlesex University Dubai aims to provide students with a systematic understanding and critical awareness of models and frameworks of coaching and mentoring. This pathway will provide students with the experience of coaching in the workplace, including a range of theories related to emotional intelligence, psychology and personal and organisational change and development.

There will be a focus on educational contexts. The module seeks to engage students in critical discussion and application of opportunities for coaching and mentoring within a range of educational settings.

As part of the SEND Pathway module, students will be encouraged to participate in a non-compulsory, three-day practical coaching training which will equip them with specific coaching skills at a foundation level. This training will be offered in conjunction with professional certifying partner such as ‘The Performance Coach’, a UK-certified organisation who will provide students with an additional coaching certification which is recognised by EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council). This optional certification will be offered at an additional cost to the student.

Courses included

  • Developing Effective Teaching and Learning – this module aims to look at the structure of learning within our education systems. It also aims to challenge thinking about how learning takes place in schools and colleges.
  • Special Education Needs and Disability: Inclusive Practice and Leadership – This module examines SEND and inclusive education provisions in both local and international contexts. Students will explore the latest knowledge in best practice, research, and policy in SEND.

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“I studied BA Honours International Tourism Management at Middlesex University Dubai. The application process was made easy by the University’s friendly Admissions Department, who responded to my application immediately and coached me throughout the process. As a Nigerian student, I chose to study in Dubai because it is a city filled with incredible opportunities, and at the University I have had the chance to meet people from many different countries. As well as making friends from around the world, my lecturers have always been friendly and supportive. Before joining the BA programme, I studied the International Foundation Programme (IFP) at Middlesex University Dubai which prepared me for Undergraduate study.”

Fatimah Sadiq Sani, BA Honours International Tourism Management (Class of 2020)

Future Careers and Employability

The proposed MA Education (SEND) pathway in addition to the training provided by ‘The Performance Coach’ will enable students to embark on a number of career routes. It is ideal for those in a senior leadership or line management role who are looking to build a coaching culture within their organisation to enhance employee performance.

For others they could embark on a second career as a professional freelance coach and/or gain employment or further develop their careers in the following areas:

  • Business development
  • Consultancy work
  • Mentoring
  • Education
  • Leadership