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Institute of Education

Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion and Childhood and Family Studies

BA (Hons) Part-time 2 years

If you have an interest in childhood, families, special needs, disability and/or inclusion and its systems then this course will develop your skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts.

If you have an interest in childhood, families, special needs, disability and/or inclusion and its systems then this course will develop your skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code X361
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  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton in Stafford, University Centre Telford (Southwater)
  • School Institute of Education
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Why choose this course?

Please note our January intake is for Level 6 entry only and only available to applicants who hold a relevant Foundation Degree

If you have an interest in childhood, families, special needs, disability and/or inclusion and its systems then this course will develop your skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts. Students will also be able to identify and understand the challenges faced when trying to adopt an inclusive approach to all aspects of life, and how they can meet and address these challenges in a positive way as members of a diverse global society.

An international perspective is taken to the degree and students will also have the opportunity to learn about how other countries support children and their families and develop inclusive practice.

Whether you are new to this area or you have experience and you are looking for career development then this course will suit you.

PART-TIME STUDY

We offer our course, BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion, Childhood, and Family Studies PART-TIME which includes day time sessions. However if you would like to study more flexibly, for example of an evening, we offer part time Foundation Degrees in Early Years Services or Supporting Children in Primary Education at our college partners. After completing your part time Foundation degree you can then top up to a final year of a part- time BA degree course in order to gain a full honours degree.

This degree sits within an exciting range of Childhood and Family Studies courses we offer within the Institute of Education.

What happens on the course?

During this course, you will undertake University-based learning at Walsall Campus. Modules in the first year (level 4) focus on the following topics-

Studying and Researching Inclusion

The Role of Play in Childhood

Child and Young Person Development

Introduction to Disability, Diversity and Inclusion

Safeguarding and Promoting Well-being

Promoting Inclusive Practice

Students will actively engage in investigating the cultural, sociological, psychological, political and linguistic dimensions of teaching and learning.

Work experience placements are an integral part of the course and can be negotiated in a variety of settings such as schools, nurseries, community care centres, hospitals, social services, libraries and other relevant settings.

During the 2nd year of study students are invited to a ‘transition’ event designed to aid and smooth their progression from level 5 to level 6. Participants were given advice about how to prepare for their level 6 studies and module leaders were able to provide reading and other summer work to those eager to make a start.  Examples of this included:

  • Academic staff offering support on refining your research title and questions
  • Literature review searching
  • Where can I get help over the summer?

Urban Schooling: Challenging the norm' – L6 (Year Three) students hear from a variety of external speakers including teachers with over 30 years of experience and a school governor.  A recent talk was looking at how schools in communities with high levels of social deprivation seek to enhance the educational development of their children.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

You will develop knowledge, be able to critically analyse, make judgments and evaluate key concepts, theories and principles in the area of special educational needs, disability, inclusion, childhood and family studies and research in those areas. You will also develop and consolidate a range of employability skills, including sharing information, working with and in groups, presenting information, digital literacy and critical thinking skills.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £4067 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

"On this course, it has made me aware of different challenges that may arise within my future career."

"The most inspirational module has been my research project. As I have been able to get feedback from current professionals in the subject that I was interested in."

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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