Study SEMH at Masters Level – ONLINE


Study SEMH at Masters Level – ONLINE

SEBDA, in partnership with Oxford Brookes University offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. 

This two year, part time online Diploma generates 120 masters level credits. You can exit the Diploma after one year with a Post Graduate Certificate in SEMH (60 credits) or go on to study a full masters degree.

Our team includes specialist teachers, authors, psychologists, behaviour support professionals and SEN advisers – all with expertise in supporting children and young people with mental health needs.

The Diploma will enhance your understanding, skills and expertise of children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. You will learn practical, theoretical and research issues relating to SEMH, which you will relate to your own professional context and practice.

Please note, it is important that you are working with children and/or young people in a professional setting when you undertake the Diploma.

The course is structured to help you study while you are working. Previous students have included:

  • Teachers and SENCOs from special schools, PRUs, LSUs and mainstream settings
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Learning Mentors 
  • Social Workers 
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Other professionals working with young people.

Here are some of their comments:

A beautifully designed course that was flexible enough to cater for a range of professionals. (HR. Year 1 student)

I would just like to say a very big thank you for running such an excellent, well managed and highly relevant course.   (GZ, Year 1 student)

Last week I secured a post in a special provision for students with SEMH … thanks to the work I have completed on this course and during Year 1, the feedback I have had and the ideas everyone has shared, I was confident in interview.       (VW, Year 2 student)

The timetable and structured activities each fortnight enabled me to manage the workload, on top of working full time.      (Anonymous student feedback)

Specific entry requirements

Students must normally hold a degree qualification at 2.2 or above and must be working in a relevant setting where they will be working with children and/or young people with SEMH difficulties as part of their practice.

Students who do not hold a 2.2 degree may be accepted on the course following an assessment of prior experiential learning.

Tuition fees

Home (UK) students: £1070 per single module

International / EU students: £1070 per single module

Members of SEBDA receive a one off £100 cashback from SEBDA

Course Content

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

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