Special Educational Needs and Inclusion BA (Hons)

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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
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September

Overview Updated 13/08/2019

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The BA (Hons) in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion will give you the opportunity to study the challenging concepts of social inclusion and difference and diversity.  The programme is designed to give you a broad yet in-depth critical understanding of the theoretical perspectives of SEND and Inclusion and relate these to current practices in a range of contexts.  It seeks to reflect new agendas in education and the wider inclusive field including multidisciplinary approaches to children’s, young people’s and adult services.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studie  and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • Travel abroad opportunities
  • TEF Gold award level teaching
  • Work Experience and Shadowing Opportunities
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Work Experience

There is work based learning including work shadowing, visits and observations in a wide range of settings throughout the course

• First year formal work based learning in educational contexts (SEN1002)

• Second year formal work shadowing in a range of multi professional contexts (SEN2001)

• Additional second year work based learning in educational contexts (SEN2007, SEN2009)

• Third year work based learning in a range of multi-professional contexts (SEN3004, SEN3005, SEN3006, SEN3008, SEN3009)

• Opportunities for international study visits and work experience

Course Details

This course will give you the opportunity to undertake work based learning across all three years of your degree in a range of settings, with a focus on your future career throughout your degree. You will be able to go on international visits and exchanges to study SEN and Inclusion in other countries and contexts, making lasting professional connections. There are also optional specialist routes that explore the use of ICT for working with individuals with SEND and the use of media and creative arts approaches to exploring inclusion.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

at The University of Northampton

Career opportunities in this field are increasing across disciplines and contexts. There are a variety of opportunities from specialist work with specific groups of children, young people and adults, to support, advocatory, advisory, organisational and administrative roles in both statutory and non-statutory services.

Student Story

Rhian Lewis

“It is really hard to decide on what university to go to but once I read about what other students had said and the opportunities that are available to them I knew that this was the right university for me. This course gives me endless opportunities to broaden my knowledge of the wide field of SENI; it also enables me to be passionate about what I believe in…”

“This course has also given me the chance to visit different countries to see first-hand inclusion is different parts of the world. In my first year I visited Romania where we visited local schools and NGOs which really opened my eyes to what inclusion is like in a different country”

Read Rhian’s full story.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

In addition to standard entry requirements, applicants are normally expected to hold English and Mathematics equivalent to a GCSE grade C/4. A typical offer is CCC at A Level or MMM at BTEC. Applicants are expected to demonstrate commitment to inclusive practices. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is required.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this  foundation programme is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

Course Content

The first year is a broad exploration of Inclusion and introduces you to a range of issues and perspectives in relation to learning, learning for those with SEN, social and cultural dimensions of difference and diversity and professional roles.

  • Introduction to SEN and Inclusion (20 Credits)
    Module code: SEN1001
    Core Module Y
  • Perspectives on Learning Theories and Approaches (20 Credits)
    Module code: SEN1002
    Core Module Y
  • Social and Cultural Dimensions of Difference and Diversity (20 Credits)
    Module code: SEN1003
    Core Module Y
  • Professional Roles and Contexts in SEN and Inclusion (20 Credits)
    Module code: SEN1004
    Core Module Y
  • Global Dimensions of Inclusion (20 Credits)
    Module code: SEN1005
    Core Module Y
  • Encouraging Voices (20 Credits)
    Module code: SEN1006
    Core Module Y

Foundation Year: Students must take all modules.



Course Stats

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion MA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

Additional Costs

All the study trips are optional and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is £250 for Romania (first year) and £450 for Sweden (second year). Students normally allow an additional £100–250 for their expenses.

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £ 1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500
International Foundation Fee: £9,800

Additional Costs

All the study trips are optional and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is £250 for Romania (first year) and £450 for Sweden (second year). Students normally allow an additional £100–250 for their expenses.

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000
International Foundation Fee: £9,400

All the study trips are optional and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is £250 for Romania (first year) and £450 for Sweden (second year). Students normally allow an additional £100–250 for their expenses.

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Foundation Study Framework

Course information

The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Special Educational Needs and Inclusion programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

Read more


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Updated 13/08/2019

  • Apply Through Clearing

    The BA (Hons) in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion will give you the opportunity to study the challenging concepts of social inclusion and difference and diversity.  The programme is designed to give you a broad yet in-depth critical understanding of the theoretical perspectives of SEND and Inclusion and relate these to current practices in a range of contexts.  It seeks to reflect new agendas in education and the wider inclusive field including multidisciplinary approaches to children’s, young people’s and adult services.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studie  and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • Travel abroad opportunities
    • TEF Gold award level teaching
    • Work Experience and Shadowing Opportunities
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This course will give you the opportunity to undertake work based learning across all three years of your degree in a range of settings, with a focus on your future career throughout your degree. You will be able to go on international visits and exchanges to study SEN and Inclusion in other countries and contexts, making lasting professional connections. There are also optional specialist routes that explore the use of ICT for working with individuals with SEND and the use of media and creative arts approaches to exploring inclusion.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Work Experience

    There is work based learning including work shadowing, visits and observations in a wide range of settings throughout the course

    • First year formal work based learning in educational contexts (SEN1002)

    • Second year formal work shadowing in a range of multi professional contexts (SEN2001)

    • Additional second year work based learning in educational contexts (SEN2007, SEN2009)

    • Third year work based learning in a range of multi-professional contexts (SEN3004, SEN3005, SEN3006, SEN3008, SEN3009)

    • Opportunities for international study visits and work experience

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • at The University of Northampton

      Career opportunities in this field are increasing across disciplines and contexts. There are a variety of opportunities from specialist work with specific groups of children, young people and adults, to support, advocatory, advisory, organisational and administrative roles in both statutory and non-statutory services.

    • Rhian Lewis

      “It is really hard to decide on what university to go to but once I read about what other students had said and the opportunities that are available to them I knew that this was the right university for me. This course gives me endless opportunities to broaden my knowledge of the wide field of SENI; it also enables me to be passionate about what I believe in…”

      “This course has also given me the chance to visit different countries to see first-hand inclusion is different parts of the world. In my first year I visited Romania where we visited local schools and NGOs which really opened my eyes to what inclusion is like in a different country”

      Read Rhian’s full story.

  • In addition to standard entry requirements, applicants are normally expected to hold English and Mathematics equivalent to a GCSE grade C/4. A typical offer is CCC at A Level or MMM at BTEC. Applicants are expected to demonstrate commitment to inclusive practices. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is required.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this  foundation programme is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • The first year is a broad exploration of Inclusion and introduces you to a range of issues and perspectives in relation to learning, learning for those with SEN, social and cultural dimensions of difference and diversity and professional roles.

    • Introduction to SEN and Inclusion (20 Credits)
      Module code: SEN1001
      Core Module Y
    • Perspectives on Learning Theories and Approaches (20 Credits)
      Module code: SEN1002
      Core Module Y
    • Social and Cultural Dimensions of Difference and Diversity (20 Credits)
      Module code: SEN1003
      Core Module Y
    • Professional Roles and Contexts in SEN and Inclusion (20 Credits)
      Module code: SEN1004
      Core Module Y
    • Global Dimensions of Inclusion (20 Credits)
      Module code: SEN1005
      Core Module Y
    • Encouraging Voices (20 Credits)
      Module code: SEN1006
      Core Module Y

    Foundation Year: Students must take all modules.

    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Special Educational Needs and Inclusion MA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    Additional Costs

    All the study trips are optional and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is £250 for Romania (first year) and £450 for Sweden (second year). Students normally allow an additional £100–250 for their expenses.

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £ 1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500
    International Foundation Fee: £9,800

    Additional Costs

    All the study trips are optional and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is £250 for Romania (first year) and £450 for Sweden (second year). Students normally allow an additional £100–250 for their expenses.

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000
    International Foundation Fee: £9,400

    All the study trips are optional and the costs vary year on year. Typically, this is £250 for Romania (first year) and £450 for Sweden (second year). Students normally allow an additional £100–250 for their expenses.

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Course information

    The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Special Educational Needs and Inclusion programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour