If you have an interest in special and inclusive education and supporting other disadvantaged groups in society, then this course will develop knowledge and understanding that is required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them. Students will have opportunities to consider a range of issues and perspectives surrounding working with children and adults with a range of diverse needs.
Whether you are new to this area or you have experience and you are looking for career development then this course will suit you.
This degree sits within an exciting range of Education and Inclusion Studies courses we offer within the Institute of Education.
We offer our courses, BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion Studies PART-TIME that includes day time sessions. However if you would like to study more flexibly, for example of an evening, we offer part time Foundation Degree 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 to gain your full honours degree.
During this course, you will undertake University-based learning at Walsall Campus. Modules in the first year (level 4) focus on the following topics-
Introduction to Disability, Diversity and Inclusion
From Segregation to Inclusion
Studying Research and Inclusion
Autism: Themes and Perspectives
Safeguarding and Promoting Well-being
Promoting Inclusive Practice
You will 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 placement maybe negotiated with a host institution and you will develop your professional skills, research methods and perspectives on behaviour. You will benefit from work experience in a college, school or educational establishment during your second and third years.
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:
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.
We are proud of our long-standing tradition of research and study in Education, Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion.
You will be taught in our state-of-the-art teaching buildings at Walsall Campus, just a short walk from the heart of the town. Our provision includes: buildings which are fitted with interactive whiteboards, lecture theatres, science classrooms, as well as social learning areas and a Starbucks coffee shop.
Who will teach you on this course?
Staff members who teach you on this course are from a range of professional backgrounds including national and international experience in a range of educational settings, specialist provisions, health-related services and local authorities and now work in Higher Education. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, as they all actively engage in research and writing.
The Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton has a strong focus on research and the part it plays in your study experience. All our lecturers are research active (see our profiles on the University web pages) and working on latest developments.
The Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Studies team are also engaged in international consultancy work and the delivery of international training programmes (Myanmar, Thailand)
We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.
"Very friendly, approachable and helpful lecturers have helped to make the learning experience more enjoyable and accessible and this has helped to build my confidence."
"Tutors have been fantastic, I have also met some really great people."
Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Studies degree can allow you to:
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 and Inclusion studies. 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.
Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee.
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.