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Early Childhood and Special Educational Needs BA (Hons)

Liverpool Hope University

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 12th for Education (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    120
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    82.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    4.47 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: XX13

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: BBB–BBC
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
UCAS Tariff: 120–112 UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications.

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £11,400 per year

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The Course

Summary

**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.****Early Childhood**The early experience of children in today’s society is crucial to their future life experience. Early Childhood is receiving significant attention due to its importance for securing lifelong learning and development. The Early Childhood degree at Liverpool Hope allows you to **study early holistic development from a local, national and international perspective**.The widening gap nationally and internationally between advantaged and disadvantaged children clearly emphasises the implications of supporting children and their families in their early years. There is an**optional placement** opportunity for combined Hons students. The placement will enable you to enhance your understanding of key themes and demonstrate your abilities to work in a professional context. The degree is taught by academics from a wide variety of backgrounds, including Sociology, Education, Health and Psychology. The **teaching team are all actively involved in research and have published in their specialist fields**. They are all members of the thriving Liverpool Hope Childhood Research Forum and contribute to a range of research conferences both nationally and internationally. This experience provides an informed and supportive learning environment for the student characterised by depth and challenge.**Special Educational Needs**Studying Special Educational Needs at Liverpool Hope University will enable you to **understand a range of different learning needs** and will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to educate others about the nature of disability. The degree incorporates insights from education, as well as drawing on work in the arts, humanities and health care, to ensure you gain a broad and balanced understanding of the principal features of education in a wide range of contexts.A central aspect of the course is an understanding of medical and social constructions of Special Educational Needs and Disability, the legal requirements regarding provision for SEN/ Disability and a critical understanding of past and contemporary practices. By completing this degree, you will have gained a **knowledge and understanding of the global perspectives on special education** and disability and issues relating to children and families, as well as having the ability to critically engage with professional expertise.Special Educational Needs (SEN) at Liverpool Hope University is an interdisciplinary subject underpinned by the work of the **Centre for Culture and Disability Studies** (CCDS). You will become a professional who is knowledgeable and skilled in this field. You will enter your professional life recognising the importance of compassion and understanding of your work with, and on behalf of, those who are disabled and/or identified as having a special educational need.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Hope Park

Liverpool Hope University

University League Table Ranking: 53rd

Liverpool Hope University offers one of the UK's widest choices of combined degrees across the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education. Ranking in the top five UK universities for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2019) Liverpool Hope University offers gold-rated...

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Postal Address

Combined Programmes
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
Liverpool
L16 9JD
ENGLAND

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