The University of Birmingham Dubai has announced the addition of a postgraduate certificate (PGCert) in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (ISEN). One of the world’s top 100 universities and a part of the Russell Group, the university is encouraging people across the region to apply now.
As part of the UAE National Agenda, inclusion is a key focus area within all UAE schools. This part-time course is therefore designed for in-service teachers, school leaders, education policy leaders, and all those working directly or indirectly with children of determination around the world.
The programme supports Dubai’s new inclusive education policy framework and has been approved by KHDA to start in September at the university’s Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) campus.
A new purpose-built campus is to be constructed, too. Located within DIAC, the 50,000 square metre facility will open in September 2021 and provide an academic home for up to 4,500 students. University of Birmingham Dubai’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir David Eastwood, commented: “We welcomed our first students to the University of Birmingham Dubai in September, and we have now begun the next exciting stage of our contribution to UAE society. This innovative and iconic facility has been designed to echo our beautiful and historic Edgbaston campus in Birmingham, whilst providing a flexible, modern setting for our students in Dubai, to obtain maximum benefit from our teaching and research expertise.”
The University of Birmingham Dubai already offers a variety of programmes, including Business, Economics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Teacher Training degrees. It is launching new study programmes for 2019/20 in areas such as Accounting, Banking and Finance, International Commercial Law, Psychology Teacher Training in Arabic and Special Educational Needs.