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Special Educational Needs and Disability BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The distinctive degree paves the way to some of the most rewarding, inspiring and satisfying careers of all – working in special educational needs and disability support.

  • Education at Derby has been ranked in the Top 25 in the Guardian League Table 2020
  • Prepare for roles where you can make a genuine difference – from family liaison and inclusion support to teaching assistance and mentoring
  • Build an in-depth understanding of the theories, factors and contexts for special educational needs and disability (SEND)
  • Undertake work placements to develop your practical, professional and intellectual skills
  • Learn from experts in the fields of education, health, psychology and social work to gain real insights into professional life
  • Gain an international perspective, with the opportunity to spend time studying abroad through the Go Places, Go Further scheme
  • Chart your future direction at a university with a strong track record for employability: 96% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.

This course prepares you for a broad range of roles where you can improve the life experiences of individuals with special learning needs. You’ll build the skills and knowledge to support children and adults with diverse needs, such as specific learning difficulties, physical disabilities, behavioural problems and sensory impairments.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of all aspects of SEND. We engage you in discussions and debates, harnessing the latest research to stimulate your thinking and challenge your ideas. You’ll also explore the possible psychological, sociological, philosophical and biological causes of SEND.

Successful SEND support relies on collaboration from a range of professionals including carers, social workers, special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and therapists. As part of the course, you’ll take a close look at the importance of this multi-agency support and the positive impact it can have on individuals.

Throughout the course we place a strong focus on real world learning. To ensure that you’re ‘career ready’ when you graduate, you’ll learn a range of practical techniques to help support individuals both inside and outside the classroom.

You’ll undertake two placements as part of your studies, giving you important insights into professional practice. You can choose to be based in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, social services, adult provision or charitable organisations. In your second year, you’ll have the option to undertake study and a placement abroad.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

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

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
A comprehensive welcome and induction programme helps international students settle into university life.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 65%

    20th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    23rd

    10

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