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Special Educational Needs and Inclusion BA (Hons)

The programme is academically rigorous and designed to give a broad and in-depth critical understanding of the theoretical perspectives of Special Education Needs and Inclusion and relate these to current practices in a range of contexts. The course considers new agendas involving multidisciplinary approaches to children’s, young people’s and adult services, to explore how barriers to inclusion, and ‘disabled’ identities, are often constructed - and might therefore be de-constructed - to support person-centred policy and practice.

You will have:

  • opportunities for a diversity of work based learning in a wide range of settings, with an employability strand running through all three years
  • opportunities for international visits and study of SEN and Inclusion in other countries and contexts
  • supported opportunities to explore use of ICT with individuals with SEND, with a specialist option module in year three

The BA SEN and Inclusion programme offers opportunities for exciting international study visits and exchange through which you can explore new educational perspectives, make lasting professional connections and enjoy new learning experiences.

Hear from one of our SEN and Inclusion graduates in this short film:

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X360 (X361 with Foundation Framework)
BA/SEN (BA/SENFYn with Foundation Framework)
Waterside Campus
Three years full-time. Part-time between four to six years. Four years full-time with Foundation Year.

A typical offer is BCC at A Level, DMM at BTEC or 112 UCAS points. Applicants are expected to demonstrate commitment to inclusive practices; DBS clearance is also required. In addition to standard entry requirements, applicants are normally expected to hold English and Mathematics equivalent to a GCSE grade C.

Foundation Study Framework entry requirements: Admission to the foundation programme is usually DEE at A Level, MPP at BTEC or 64 UCAS points. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

If you are considering a change in career or if you are returning to education after time away, then we suggest you contact Admissions to book an advisory interview with the course leader so we can explore how best to support your study ambitions.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.