Education and Special Educational Needs at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Course summary

Develop empathy and respect for difference on a degree underpinned by opportunities to participate in work-related learning in a range of settings, including special schools and alternative provision, and work with disability organisations. Drawing on a range of disciplines including education, psychology, sociology and philosophy, this degree asks vital questions and proposes robust answers about how we understand special educational needs and disability. Whether you are aiming for a career, or are already employed, working with those with special educational needs or disabilities, this course will require you to think critically about the use of labels and categories and develop your own personal stance concerning big questions relating to education, special educational needs and disability. Throughout the degree you will be supported to challenge existing approaches within mainstream psychology, from assessment, identification and diagnosis, to labelling and interventions. You will explore the role of schools in supporting pupils with special educational needs, and analyse the historical and current contexts that influence special educational needs. Work-related learning is offered at every level of study, with work-based learning opportunities provided in a variety of settings. Adopting a strengths-based approach, you will be empowered and encouraged to shape your own attitude to disability and recognise it as a positive, defining aspect of a person’s identity, a ‘difference’ rather than a ‘disability’.


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Assessment method

The programme enables students to produce work for assessment in a range of different ways. From more traditional essays and class tests, through group-work and presentations, to the creation of websites, wikis, videos and blogs, the assessment strategies on this programme equip students with a host of communication skills that will serve them well in their future careers. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

How to apply

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Ormskirk (Main Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 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 .

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Education and Special Educational Needs at Edge Hill University - UCAS