EM SIE - Erasmus Mundus Masters in Special and Inclusive Education
- Duration: 1 year 4 months
This project is a 16 month MA programme in Special and Inclusive Education jointly offered and delivered by 3 EU Higher Education institutions - Roehampton University (UK), University of Oslo (Norway) and Charles University (Czech Republic), leading to a joint MA/Mgr degree award from all 3 institutions. Total credit for the award = 90ECTS.
The programme is fully integrated across the partner institutions, offering a wide range of opportunities which will 1) enable participants, who are key practitioners in Special and Inclusive Education from all over the world to engage critically and reflectively with important issues of policy and practice, to develop themselves professionally and build capacity for sustainability and 2) provide opportunities to build and strengthen cooperation amongst the partnering institutions in the EU and with 3rd countries.
The programme offers 5 compulsory modules - 3 with a focus in Special and Inclusive Education thinking, policy and practice in the EU and internationally; 1 on Research Methodology and the 5th is students' completion of a Research Project. During the 16 month programme (September to December the following year), students will spend equal time at each of the 3 EU institutions (UK, Norway and Czech Republic) and the optional opportunity to study for 2 months in a 3rd country institution, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang or University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
Opportunities include: Taught and assessed modules in Special and Inclusive Education and the completion of a research project Student visits to schools and other institutions involved with special and inclusive education policy and practice Engagement in teaching sessions and seminars to collaborate and network with local student, academics and other stakeholders An optional 3rd country placement for 2 months (either in Malaysia or in South Africa) intended to support student's research and provide first-hand insights into local thinking, policies and practice in the field of Special and Inclusive Education in a 3rd country. -Learning two European Languages (Norwegian and Czech) as part of a cultural language programme at each institution Annual International Conference as part of the Programme, to facilitate interaction and networking with a range of local and international academics and practitioners in the field. Scholar initiative which will attract high calibre academics from institutions across 3rd country regions working in this field, to create opportunities for further institutional networking and collaboration extending beyond this EM programme.
- ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom (Co-ordinating Institution)
- CHARLES UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE, Czech Republic
- UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, Norway
- SAINS MALAYSIA UNIVERSITY, Malaysia
- UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL, South Africa