Education (Special Educational Needs) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

This course will allow you to critically engage with current thinking about inclusive and special education. You'll study the changing cultural and historical attitudes to disability and reflect on the social changes that have encompassed disability rights, human rights and equality. Why Education (Special Educational Needs)?

  • You'll explore how our understanding of special educational needs and disabilities has developed and the impact this has on our understanding of inclusion. The course combines the theoretical knowledge with an exploration of what this means for educational practice from early years through to post-compulsory education.
  • The course is tailored around you. You can expand on your special educational needs focus by choosing from a range of further options to match your role, experience or organisation to help you progress as an informed, reflective and inspirational practitioner.
  • On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of critical reflection and how to employ independent learning strategies to enable you to evaluate and inform your professional practice. You’ll also develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research and be able to use these skills in researching an aspect of special educational needs for your dissertation.
  • You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers. You’ll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.


Full-time Core modules: Special Educational Needs and Disability: Evaluating Policy and Practice Methods of Enquiry Introduction to Action Research Dissertation You will study either ‘Introduction to Action Research or ‘Methods of Enquiry’. In addition, you choose two modules from the ‘Option modules’ below. Please note: If you start your course in September, you will complete four modules and then your dissertation. If you start your course in January, you will complete two modules, then your dissertation, then the remaining two modules. Part-time Year 1 One module in each of the September, January and May terms: Core modules: Special Educational Needs and Disability: Evaluating Policy and Practice Methods of Enquiry Introduction to Action Research Please note you will study either ‘Introduction to Action Research or ‘Methods of Enquiry’. In addition, you choose one module from the ‘Option modules’ below. Part-time Year 2 One optional module from the list below in the September term, and from January to July/Aug Dissertation Option modules International Approaches to Early Childhood Education Exploring Teaching and Learning Developing Effective Leadership Understanding Curriculum Development in Primary and Early Primary Education Children, Childhood and Society Mentoring and Coaching Education, Extremism and Community Cohesion Comparative Approaches to Learning Managing Learning and Development in Organisations Critical Social Policy in Education and Public Services Education, Society and Development Understanding E-Learning E-Tutoring

Assessment method

The course is normally assessed through course work. The assessment on the course allows you to demonstrate your practical knowledge and skills alongside developing your critical and theoretical understanding of the subject. The assessment builds on your particular interests and context and is likely to have outcomes that will be of benefit to your professional life and to your employer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally: * An honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above, or a professional equivalent

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £575 Module
Northern Ireland £575 Module
Scotland £575 Module
Wales £575 Module
Channel Islands £575 Module
Republic of Ireland £575 Module

Additional fee information

The part-time tuition fee for UK postgraduate students on this course will be £575 (Band 1) per 15 credit module. Tuition fees for UK students will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance - Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office (mailto:[email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Education (Special Educational Needs) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS