Master in Access to Education in Inclusive Schools and Communities

Master in Access to Education in Inclusive Schools and Communities

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Course title Master in Access to Education in Inclusive Schools and Communities
Course code PMAEDISCPET3
Postnominal M. Access Ed.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Elena Tanti Burlo'
Delivered by Faculty of Education
This masters is a transdisciplinary professional masters focusing on the inclusion of disabled persons and persons with mental health problems in schools and in the community. The masters is open to various professionals (educators, psychologists, psychology graduates, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physiotherapists, nurses and social workers who would like to develop their competencies in inclusive community based and person centred transdisciplinary collaborative teamwork. The course shares some core study units with the other streams developing a common discourse with professionals working in other fields and, at the same time, with other practitioners working with disabled persons and persons with mental health problems. The overriding theme is the development of person centred programmes facilitating self-determination and quality of life for active participation in education and community life.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

either

(i) a first cycle degree classified with at least Second Class (Honours) in one of the following areas: Psychology, Education, Communication Therapy, Social Work, Youth and Community Studies, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, or any other area deemed relevant by the Board, together with a minimum of one year’s work experience related to their first degree

or

(ii) a first cycle degree classified with at least Second Class (Honours) in any other area together with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in any area and a minimum of one year’s work experience in education

or

(iii) a teacher’s certificate with at least five years’ teaching experience and other suitable qualifications obtained following their first cycle degree or the teacher’s certificate

or

(iv) any first cycle degree followed by a recognised teaching qualification together with three years’ experience in an education setting.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,800
Fee per semester: Eur 800

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400 - Yr 3: NIL
By the end of the programme, students should be able to:

- Contribute to contemporary international and national debate in the field of inclusive education
- Produce and communicate evidence-informed, reasoned argument in writing and orally
- Demonstrate how concepts, theories and evidence can inform an understanding of issues and practice
- Carry out a focused inclusive education inquiry into educational practice
- Enhance professional practice through greater knowledge, skills, understanding and awareness
The master is open to various professionals (educators, psychologists, psychology graduates, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physiotherapists, nurses and social workers), who would like to develop their competencies in inclusive community based and person centre transdisciplinary collaborative teamwork. The course is an exciting pathway for professionals seeking to develop their educational careers, offering opportunities to explore inclusive educational practices while reflecting on local and international educational needs.
The Master in Access to Education opens opportunities to graduates in areas which require knowledge of inclusion and inclusive practices in educational settings both in compulsory schooling and other educational settings in industry and other services.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 18 May 2021

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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