University of Suffolk

Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1QJ, United Kingdom

Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies

The course offers students an opportunity to explore important issues and debates surrounding SEN and disability. It is of particular interest to those who wish to work with disabled children and young people or are concerned with raising awareness and understanding of disability. Essentially, it is the study of challenging concepts relating to equal opportunity, inclusion and a holistic understanding of childhood and youth. This degree is underpinned by children's rights and drives towards developing integrated and responsive services for children, young people and families. Together we look at issues relating to children and young people. To enrich your learning we offer a trans-disciplinary course spanning psychology, sociology, education and culture, which reflects the constantly shifting emphasis in the field of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). The BA SENDS works very closely with its stakeholders who often give guest lectures and whose organisations may offer work related experiences for pro-active students. Among others, Thomas Wolsey School, Growing Places, Ipswich Disability Advisory Bureau, Social Care Services, Autism and ADHD and Ipswich Opportunity Group offer placement opportunities. Additionally, you can complement your academic studies through field trips such as our recent visit to Bucharest, Romania. Our students met University of Bucharest undergraduates from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, and to mark World Autism Day they visited an organisation that supports young people with autism Graduates wishing to undertake postgraduate qualifications at Master’s level can progress to MA in Childhood Studies well as the MA Learning and Teaching offered at the university. In addition, graduates wishing to train as teachers can apply for the Suffolk and Norfolk Initial Teaching Training for both Primary and Secondary teachers at the university. For employment they can progress to a wide range of successful positions in the following fields: Community Education Officer, Children’s Services Manager, Children’s Service Development Adviser, Children’s Centre Coordinator/Manager, Children’s Policy Adviser, Educational Welfare Adviser, Family Support Worker, MSc/MA in a related field, Research Assistant, PhD Study and Youth Justice.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    University of Suffolk,Ipswich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,500
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    University of Suffolk,Ipswich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,500