Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies at University Centre South Essex - UCAS

University Centre South Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies

Course summary

The BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies degree provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with the theoretical, legislative and skills to be able to work in a variety of settings (Educational and care settings) supporting those with specific needs (including Learning Disabilities, Physical disabilities and mental health issues) and has a work placement that is central to the course which will enable students to be able to apply what is learnt in the classroom in the workplace environment and to bring what has been learnt in the workplace into the classroom, providing an opportunity for students to share practice and experience throughout the degree programme.


The modules studied in Year 1 are: SE4-01 Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives in SEND; SE4-02 Legislation and Policy for SEND; SE4-03 Introduction to Specific Needs; SE4-04 Practice and Procedure in Work place settings; SE4-05 Effective Working practices. The modules studied in Year 2 are: SE5-01 Identifying and Supporting Individual Needs; SE5-02 Developing and Delivering Learning Support Programmes; SE5-03 Specific Needs; SE5-04 Case Study; SE5-05 Educational Inquiry. The modules studied in Year 3 are: SE6-01 Work Place Based Project; SE6-02 CPPD; SE6-03 Mental Health; SE6-04 Protection and Vulnerability; SE6-05 Practice and Innovation in Supporting Individual Needs.

Assessment method

Assessment Across the programme students are assessed using a variety of methods including; Reports, workplace based assessments (Year 3), critical response to case study (Year 2 and 3) and case studies (Year 2). The full description can be found under the Modules. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework: Year 1 Essays Reports Presentations Workplace based assessments Year 2 Essays Reports Presentations Workplace based assessments Year 3 Reports Workplace based assessment Portfolio 2 Critical response to Case Study

How to apply

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University Centre Southend
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University Centre has decided to temporarily stop sponsoring international students who need a student visa to study on our programmes in our campuses in the UK until further notice.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £17930 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
EU £17930 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies at University Centre South Essex - UCAS