Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (SEN) Studies is a course designed to empower. It will help you develop the skills to nurture the lives and futures of children and young adults, passing on that empowerment to them to take forward in their lives. Our tutors are all personally invested in SEN and inclusion practice, enabling them to bring practical experience to your studies with passion, open mindedness, and a caring attitude. Through our course, we hope to help you find your voice so you can help others find theirs. There is a great demand for skilled and capable professionals to support children and young adults with special educational needs, and their families. We'll help you develop as a sensitive, confident and knowledgeable practitioner, so that you are fully prepared to help those in need of support. You'll gain a rounded experience by exploring areas such as teaching, social work and health, and gaining the vital skills and understanding you need to enter a multidisciplinary workforce. As well as gaining a solid academic and theoretical grounding in the subject, you'll have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally during an optional practice placement and participate in employment-based activities. To further cement your understanding of special educational needs and inclusion, you'll study theories of management and leadership. This will include learning about professionalism and partnership working, which are essential to effective working practices. In addition, you will also consider wider important global issues that impact 21st-century society such as social justice, sustainability, and health and wellbeing. Top reasons to study with us You’ll gain a solid academic grounding, with an optional practice placement and employment-based activities. 91% of our Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Studies students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022) The University’s Volunteering Service offers you the chance to gain new skills, meet new people and prepare for life after your studies. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.
For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.