This degree is ideal for those of you who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). You will explore a range of issues and perspectives in relation to learning, learning for those with SEN, social and cultural dimensions of difference and diversity, and professional roles. You will gain an in depth critical understanding of the theoretical perspectives in the field, and relate them to current practices in a range of contexts. You will complete work based learning where you will put your academic studies into practice. Opportunities are available to go on international visits and exchanges to study SEN and Inclusion in other countries and contexts, making lasting professional connections. There are also optional specialist routes that explore the use of ICT for working with individuals with SEND and the use of media and creative arts approaches to exploring inclusion. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
- You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
- Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
- We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**
- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
STAGE 1 • Professional Roles and Contexts in SEN and Inclusion (Compulsory) • Encouraging Voices (Compulsory) • Perspectives on Learning Theories and Approaches (Compulsory) • Social and Cultural Dimensions of Difference and Diversity (Compulsory) • Perspectives on Inclusion (Compulsory) • Global Dimensions of Inclusion (Compulsory) STAGE 2 • Current Issues and Developments in Inclusive Policy and Practice (Compulsory) • Perspectives on Sensory and/or Physical Needs (Compulsory) • Perspectives on Communication and Interaction Difficulties (Compulsory) • Perspectives on Cognition and Learning Needs (Compulsory) • Perspectives on Social Emotional and Mental Health (Compulsory) • Comparative and International Studies in SEN and Inclusion (Designated) • Comparative and International Studies in SEN and Inclusion through Educational Visits (Designated) STAGE 3 • SEN and Inclusion Dissertation (Compulsory) • Collaborative Responses to Individual Needs (Designated) • Creative Arts Approaches to Exploring Inclusion (Designated) • Approaches to Support Inclusion Through Technology (Designated) • Transitions (Designated) • Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Educational Settings (0-25) (Designated) • Legislation and Policy (Designated) • Reflections on SEN and Inclusion through Educational Visits (Designated) Module information is quoted for 22/23 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
The course is assessed in a number of ways: • Essays • Presentations • Portfolios • Project work • Dissertation
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE English Language grade 4/C required
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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