Disability Studies (with Inclusive Practice) (Top up) at Blackburn College - UCAS

Disability Studies (with Inclusive Practice) (Top up)

Blackburn College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

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Our BA (Hons) Disability Studies with Inclusive Practice Honours Top Up degree is for those students who have successfully completed the FdA Disability Studies with Inclusive Practice from University Centre at Blackburn College and who now wish to study at honours level. The top-up degree offer opportunities for students to increase your knowledge and understanding of the key messages inherent in current Government policy within the area of social care and education. This will help graduates to empower service users in order to bring about change and also encourage a graduate workforce that is fit for sector demand.

Course details


Here at the University Centre at Blackburn College we offer a comprehensive approach to exploring disablement from birth to death. Our team believes that this lifespan approach better enables you to contemplate the barriers and opportunities open to disabled people when partaking in society. This is pertinent when considering rights based approach to disability as societal attitudes and responses to perceived ‘deficit’ can and do have far reaching consequences for disabled people. At present all other undergraduate courses relating to Disability Studies focus on either Education or Nursing. In opting to continue on this final top-up year, you will be at the forefront of contemporary debates surrounding practice and provision for disabled people. This can open the door to numerous employment opportunities such as teaching in primary or tertiary education, policy development, equality and diversity, human resources, management opportunities within relevant settings such as care and charities etc. All students take a total of 120 credits per level. Level 6 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include: Disability and Identity International Perspectives of Disability and Difference A Society Fit for All Professionalism and Inclusive Practice Dissertation

Assessment method

One of the major strengths of the programme is out inclusive approach to assessment. Within all modules a choice of assessment is available and you will be able to choose which method of assessment you prefer depending on the module or subject matter being covered. Across the whole programme you will still experience a range of assessment methods including both verbal and written elements to ensure full exposure to a range of assessment techniques and to encourage a thorough understanding of the subject. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 3 weeks following the submission of your formal submission of work. Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeL340
Institution code B40
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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In order to join this BA (Hons) Disability Studies (Inclusive Practice) (Top Up) programme you will need to have successfully completed Disability Studies (Inclusive Practice) Foundation Degree FdA. If you have received less than a Merit grade overall in your Foundation Degree you will be required to attend a guidance interview first to ensure you are fully prepared for the Top Up programme. Additional preparation for study at the Top Up programme may be required.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Disability Studies (with Inclusive Practice) (Top up) at Blackburn College - UCAS