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Politics and Special Educational Needs BA (Hons)

Liverpool Hope University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Hope Park

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.****Politics**In an ever changing world, new challenges are constantly arising – from climate change to new technologies, from identity politics to Brexit – and the study of politics needs to respond. At Liverpool Hope, therefore, we seek to engage with politics and political issues in the real world as they evolve and change over time, and we actively encourage debate and discussion amongst our students, encouraging a stronger awareness and appreciation of different points of view.In doing so, we explore the key ideas, institutions and issues that can help us to understand politics in an international, national and local context. You will be taught by staff who are experts in their field, who will teach you to engage with political research and develop the capacity to be an independent, critically-minded scholar and equip you with transferable skills to take into the world of work.The study of politics at Liverpool Hope does not just take place in the classroom and the library. We also organise fieldtrips to relevant local, regional and national institutions, as well as organising a wide range of events with politicians, campaigners and others.**Special Educational Needs**Studying Special Educational Needs at Liverpool Hope University will enable you to understand the relationship between disability and education 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. You will gain 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) 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.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Liverpool Hope University

  • University League Table

    62nd

  • Campus address

    Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool, Liverpool, L16 9JD, England

Beautiful, welcoming and secure are just three words that sum up campus life at Hope.
Two libraries, a gym, a sports hall, restaurants and cafés are all available to boost students learning, relaxation and health.
International students are given support from the International Hub located on campus, which offers students essential guidance and advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 81 1

    58th out of 85 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 61%

    40th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    9th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    111 51%

    53rd

    23
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    49th

    8

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