Approaches to and views of special educational needs, disability and inclusive education are considered through the study of differing disciplines and schools of thought, including disability studies, psychology, sociology, philosophy, political theory and feminism. The education and inclusion of diverse groups of students and young people in schooling and society is examined in relation to questions of social justice, identity, gender, race and politics. In the first academic year, you are introduced to a range of themes, concepts and issues in order to engage with questions of special needs, disability, inclusion and exclusion in education. In the second academic year, you engage with theory that illuminates key issues in disability, impairments, exclusion and inclusion in schooling and society. In the final academic year, you draw upon the knowledge gained through previous years to critically evaluate policy, practice and theory in special and inclusive education.