BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability

Program Description

This in-depth degree can put you on a career path where you can make a priceless difference to a young person’s learning experiences and their future life chances. It gives you the skills and understanding of SEND you need to be a confident, capable professional, supporting children, young adults and their families.The course gives you a theoretical and research-informed grounding in the field, incorporating relevant aspects of the law; theories of learning; assessment of difficulties; and practical interventions. Discussion covers a wide range of SEND areas which may include general language and learning difficulties; autism; specific learning difficulties including dyslexia; physical and sensory impairments; mental and emotional issues; and behavioural problems.Throughout the course, we place a strong focus on developing practical skills and real-world learning. You have the opportunity to go on experience-building visits and you also undertake a placement in your final year, giving you important insights into professional practice.

  • Learn from an expert course team with wide practical experience and a national reputation in the field of special educational needs and disability
  • Gain the ability to reflect sensitively on the difficulties and barriers young people with SEND face in education while exploring ways to address those difficulties
  • Specialise with optional units in areas such as literacy; numeracy; the use of ICT to support young people; children’s fiction; and representations of disability
  • Enhance your transferable skills in areas such as inter-personal communication, research analysis, critical thinking and teamwork
  • Our courses have above-average rates of student satisfaction: teaching, 88%; academic support, 87%; learning community, 90%; learning resources, 87% (NSS, 2019-20)
  • Take the course over four years and include a fee-free placement year where you gain experience and make contacts for the future
  • If you need to step up into higher education, start with a Foundation Year which guarantees entry to the full degree course
  • Open up career paths in areas such as education; inclusion support; child and family advocacy; and mentoring
  • On graduating successfully, you meet the entry requirements for our PGCE Primary, allowing you to train as a primary teacher

Admission Requirements

  • Indian Students:-Year 12 with 55% overall.
  • Arab Students:- Any of the following:-
    • 2 A level passes (minimum C and D)
    • International Baccalaureate (24 points)
    • A recognised Foundation degree

IELTS Requirements

Listening Reading Writing Speaking Overall
5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6


Indian Students IELTS Waiver: - 

  • At least 70% marks in English language course in Higher Secondary School.
  • Punjab and Haryana Boards will not get IELTS waive off.

Course Features
  • Country United Kingdom
  • City Luton
  • State England
  • Course Duration 3 Years
  • Application fee 0 GBP
  • Tuition fees yearly 13,500 GBP
  • Cost of Living per year 10,000 GBP
  • Starting dates October
  • IELTS (Total) 6
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