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Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion BA (Hons)

What makes Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion at Worcester special?

Do you have an interest in special educational needs? Would you like to work in a special educational needs role across services which support children, young people and families? Would you like the opportunity to develop your understanding of multidisciplinary working, including that which links education with nurses, social workers and mental health nurses?

This course enables students to undertake research in the field of inclusive education, to learn to think critically about policy and practice in special educational needs and to be advocates for equality and entitlement.       


Key features

  • Opportunity to explore SEN, disability and inclusion in a broad, imaginative and practical way, drawing on expertise across the university and beyond
  • Use of Worcester Arena, home of the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships 2015, to learn about sport and disabilities using specialist facilities
  • Use of the award winning Hive to access resources and expertise linked to diversity in education
  • Opportunities to work with other professionals linked to supporting children, young people and families such as nurses, mental health workers and social workers

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?


UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

A minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points

Other information

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1


  • Introduction to SEND and Inclusion: History and Legislation
  • Specific Learning Difficulties: overcoming barriers
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Exploring Mental Health in Childhood and Adolescence


  • Introduction to Primary teaching
  • Health and Well Being in Early Childhood
  • Foundations in Education
  • Adapted Physical Activity, Sport and Disability         

Year 2


  • Researching Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inclusive Practice
  • Global Perspectives and SEND
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Condition
  • From Exclusion to Inclusion


  • Work Experience
  • Equality and Diversity in Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  • Concepts of mental health
  • Sport and disability

Year 3


  • Independent Study
  • Professional Roles and Contexts in SEND and Inclusion
  • Identity, Inclusion and Social Justice
  • Assistive Technologies in Practice


  • Policy-making in Education
  • Work Experience           
  • Critical Perspectives on ‘Special Educational Needs’
  • Extension Module

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Teaching approach

The degree has a focus on education within the sector but also has an interdisciplinary element which includes collaboration with health, psychology and social care. The aim of the degree is to deliver an exciting, challenging and thought provoking curriculum exploring the historical and political journey that has impacted on the field of special educational needs, disabilities and inclusion enabling you to reflect on your own personal values and professional identity.

The University of Worcester's Institute of Education has a well established reputation for outstanding practice in inclusive education. This degree builds on existing partnerships with local schools and employers, academic tutor expertise and growing alumni of teachers, Special Educational Needs Coordinators and other professionals.


A variety of assessments will be used including essays, reviews, projects, group and individual presentations and the making of resources, individual research, many of which will enhance your IT skills.


Where could it take you?

If you gain a 2.1 degree or above you will be guaranteed an interview for Primary PGCE Initial Teacher Education at the University of Worcester provided you meet the National pre-requisites for the course.

Other career options include:

  • Learning support mentor
  • Special educational needs support assistant
  • Community support worker
  • Youth worker
  • Children’s Centre Manager
  • Health and Social Care support worker

With further study at postgraduate level roles include:

  • Special needs teacher
  • Special Educational Needs coordinator
  • Social worker
  • Health professional
  • Local Authority SEN Officer

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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.


How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion BA (Hons) - X360  

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions Office

01905 855111