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BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Studies

  • 6

    Level 6

  • Duration
    3 years

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


Our new degree, the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Studies, is currently undergoing validation, and will be ready for September 2021 entry.

If you have an interest in special needs, inclusive education and supporting the individual and their family, this could be the course for you. Students will be offered the ability to gain insight into many of the disciplines associated with SEND including exploring historical, cultural, social, and political perspectives.

We are committed to employability and career management and this course will develop knowledge and understanding required for a range of careers in this field.

To support this, students will be encouraged to develop their individual interests through subject specific assessments and research. In addition, the course provides a strong base for students to continue into further study at master’s level.

Please check back here soon when further details of the programme will be available.

Why our College?

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time gradates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment of further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes).

This places our College in the top 10% of providers and provides you with excellent routes to get you to where you want to be.

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require no more than two days attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Entry Requirements

Most candidates will be interviewed and will need to be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of working with children. In addition, applicants should have sufficient and appropriate prior experience in childcare or a Level 3 qualification* and show the potential for successful study at HE level, commitment to study and work in the sector. It is desirable for applicants to have GCSE English grade 3-9 (A- D) or equivalent qualification. The student entry point (and target audience) for this course will typically be students with a minimum of 48 UCAS points (or equivalent). Mature candidates are welcome, if they can demonstrate appropriate qualifications and suitable experience.

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS Academic (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage

Learning Outcomes





Course Fee per year £8,000