• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

The distinctive Special Educational Needs and Disability (Hons) course from University of Derby paves the way to some of the most rewarding, inspiring and satisfying careers of all – working in special educational needs and disability support.

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.

Careers

The BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in the SEND sector, including family liaison, advocacy, inclusion support, teaching assistance, mentoring, adult education and careers services.

You could also take your skills and knowledge to the next level by progressing to postgraduate study in areas such as health, psychological services and social care.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning in HE
  • SEND and Inclusion
  • Critical and Global Perspectives
  • Issues and Debates into the Aetiology of SEND
  • Social, Behavioural and Emotional Development
  • Historical Development of SEND
  • Practitioner Inquiry
  • Research Methods
  • Professionalism in SEND
  • Cognitive and Language Development
  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Ethical Practice and Safeguarding

                                        English Language Requirements

                                        You need the following IELTS score:

                                        • Minimum required score:

                                          6

                                          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                        Academic Requirements

                                        General Requirements

                                        Typical entry requirements:
                                        • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
                                        • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
                                        Alternative entry qualifications:
                                        • BTEC - DMM
                                        • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

                                        Tuition Fee

                                        • International

                                          13250 GBP/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                        • EU/EEA

                                          9250 GBP/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                        • Part-time UK/EU students - £1,155 per module

                                        Funding

                                        • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
                                        • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
                                        • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

                                        Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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