Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Following completion of this course, you could make a real difference to the lives of those with special educational needs and disabilities. You’ll learn from professionals with a wealth of experience in a range of educational and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) contexts, benefiting from the opportunity to reflect on how your learning can be applied to practice, with placements in different settings. As you can tailor your work placement to suit your interests within the subject, you’ll be better equipped to secure a post-University role which makes best use of your skills and experience. On this course, you’ll also examine how policy and legislation have contributed to our understanding of children and young people with SEND. Why Study Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Successfully complete this course and you could secure a role in education in a range of organisations, including: • special and inclusive educational contexts • schools • businesses • Local Authorities • the non-governmental sector. You might go on to work in a variety of roles. Or you could choose to further your studies, undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or an Social Work MSC,for example. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll also study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree†, allowing you to gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Theories and Strategies for Learning • Perspectives in Learning and Development • Professional Practice • SEND: Understanding policy and practice. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and interactive workshops. On average, 24.5 per cent† of the study time on the course is spent with your tutors (either face to face or online) in lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. You’ll also have a personal tutor who’ll be assigned to you throughout your degree to support your ongoing wellbeing. †based on 2020/2021 timetables You study four modules each year. These place an emphasis on work-based practice, plus theory and policy. We’ll help you to develop your skills as a reflective practitioner and to improve your academic ability. You’ll be encouraged to develop your own interests by choosing an option module in Year 3 and will learn strategies and methodologies to undertake research in-line with ethical practice. Assessments vary and include essays, academic discussions and presentations, amongst others. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition you must also: * have GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. * be able to demonstrate appropriate personal qualities and attitudes for working with children and families. * provide an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

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.


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ 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 - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion at University of Huddersfield - UCAS