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University of Northampton

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (with Foundation Study)

UCAS Code: X361

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,E,E

Access to HE Diploma

M:0,P:45

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

P3,P3,P3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H4,H4,H4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MPP

Scottish Higher

B,C,C

or CCCC

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Education

The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance, no matter what their educational background. If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for the BA SEN and Inclusion, The University of Northampton can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year BA SEN and Inclusion programme which includes the Foundation Study Framework that will help you develop the subject knowledge and academic skills you need in order to successfully progress to the full award. The Foundation Study Framework provides a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst introducing you to key ideas and skills used by professionals working in the area of SEN and Inclusion. We are also committed to engaging you with specialist SEN and Inclusion modules from the outset, whilst extending support into your second year of study (Stage One). The fee for the Foundation Study Framework is £6300; thereafter standard fees apply.

Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
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Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more.

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Modules

FOUNDATION FRAMEWORK:

In the Foundation Year you will study two 40 credit modules that form the Foundation Study experience. These are:

Subject Studies 1: Practical and Study Skills – provides an introduction to key concepts, theories and principles associated with the area of study.

Research for Practice – provides an overview of the principles of research, research methods and the learning environment of the University. It will also include an introduction to the academic languages of the subject and the learning experience of degree study.

These modules are delivered concurrently with two Level 4 modules from your programme: SEN 1001 Introduction to SEN and Inclusion and SEN1006 Encouraging Voices.

Upon successful completion of these modules, you will progress to Stage One of the BA SEN and Inclusion, in which you will receive further support through:

Subject Studies 2: Working with Ideas – focuses specifically on the generation and development of ideas, building the key IT/ literacy/numeracy skill sets required by the programme.

STAGE 1:

• Global Dimensions of Inclusion (compulsory)

• Professional roles and contexts in SEN and Inclusion (compulsory)

• Encouraging Voices (compulsory)

• Social and Cultural Dimensions of Difference and Diversity (compulsory)

• Introduction to SEN and Inclusion (compulsory)

• Perspectives on Learning Theories and Approaches (compulsory)

STAGE 2:

• Current Issues and Developments in Inclusive Policy and Practice (compulsory)

• Comparative and International Studies in SEN and Inclusion (compulsory)

• Perspectives on Social Emotional and Mental Health (compulsory)

• Perspectives on Sensory and/or Physical Needs (compulsory)

• Perspectives on Communication and Interaction Difficulties (compulsory)

• Perspectives on Cognition and Learning Needs (compulsory)

STAGE 3:

• SEN and Inclusion Dissertation (compulsory)

• Responding to Individual Difference and Diversity (compulsory)

• Critical Issues for Change and Development in Educational Inclusion (compulsory)

• Media and Creative Arts Approaches to Exploring Inclusion (designated)

• Approaches to Support Inclusion Through Technology (designated)

• Transitions (designated)

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed in a number of ways:

• Essays

• Presentations

• Portfolios

• Project work

• Dissertation

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Centre of Special Needs Education and Research

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate
281

After graduation


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Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

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98%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Caring personal services
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