BA (Hons) Education Studies with Special Educational Needs & Disability
About the course
This degree offers you the opportunity to understand, explore and make an informed contribution to education debates. You will be able to make links between education policy, its delivery and the experience of groups and individuals. In addition you will study specific modules to enable you to develop your understanding of key issues and thinking in the field of special educational needs and disability (SEND). You will focus on inclusion in education and how to meet the identified needs of all learners.
Within the course you will also study contemporary issues in education and society; historical figures in education; the philosophy and psychology of education; learning theory; and education literature. This degree combines the traditional study of the disciplines of education with innovative approaches to study and your own learning.
As you progress through your course, there will be opportunities for you to focus on areas of particular personal interest within the field of special educational needs & disability. Our Study Abroad module will enable you to study for 6 months at one of our partner institutions across the world.
Assessments are through coursework. They are varied to encourage a wide range of knowledge and skills to be assessed.
Why choose this course?
This course provides an ideal opportunity to gain in depth knowledge and understanding of the field of education with a focus on special educational needs and disability both within and beyond the school context. It enables you to study aspects of SEND such as autism. It provides an excellent foundation for anyone wanting to work with adults and children who have identified needs.
Your studies will take place within the School of Education, highly rated by external bodies such as the Quality Assurance Agency and OFSTED.
You will be taught by staff actively engaged in a wide range of ongoing research and educational enquiry.
On graduation, career opportunities include employment in educational welfare, the prison service, Local Authorities and provision for children and adults with SEND. In addition, a wide range of professions such as social or youth work are open to you. Graduates could progress to postgraduate studies or other routes into a teaching qualification or you may decide to further your studies with a Master’s degree.
You will learn through reading, seminars, practical workshops, lectures and tutorials. A personal tutor will guide you in developing your subject knowledge and academic skills by providing learning and pastoral support. There is an expectation that you will engage with on-line materials and you will be encouraged to take responsibility for studying independently.
To support the development of your employability skills, you will link theory with practice in a work based context on the Equality and Diversity in the Workplace module.
This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad in Year Two through the University's study abroad programme. Study Abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.
- What is Education for? Philosophies that shape Education - 30 Credits
- How People Learn: An exploration of learning theories - 30 Credits
- Exploring the World of Learning and Teaching - 15 Credits
- No child left behind? - 15 Credits
- Will we ever learn? - 30 Credits
- Education Research: Approaches to Education Research - 30 Credits
- Inclusion in Education: Meeting the needs of all learners - 30 Credits
- Diversity and Equality: Diversity and Equality issues in the workplace - 30 Credits
- Supporting Learning: Supporting identified needs - 30 Credits
- Behaviour and Learning: Approaches to classroom management - 30 Credits
- Study Abroad - BAES - 60 Credits
- Outdoor and Adventurous Education - 30 Credits
- Autism: Autistic Spectrum Conditions - 30 Credits
- Therapeutic Approaches - 30 Credits
- Research Project Part 1 - 30 Credits
- Research Project Part 2 - 30 Credits
Fees & funding
- £9250 for the 2018/2019 academic year
- £1155 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year
- £11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year
- £1500 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
Other financial support
Living costs / accommodation
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
104 UCAS points
GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above (Grade C in English Language and Grade D in Maths under the old grading structure)
IB - 104 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.
For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.
How to apply
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|17/09/2018||27/05/2019||Apply online (Full Time)|
|17/09/2018||26/05/2019||Apply online (Full Time)|
|17/09/2018||25/05/2019||Apply online (Full Time)|
|17/09/2018||27/05/2019||Apply online (Part Time)|
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|28/09/2019||27/05/2020||Apply online (Full Time)|
|26/09/2019||26/05/2020||Apply online (Full Time)|
|25/09/2019||25/05/2020||Apply online (Full Time)|
|28/09/2019||27/05/2020||Apply online (Part Time)|