BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability

Discover Special Educational Needs and Disability

Our BA (Hons) Special Education Needs and Disability* course will allow you to explore the barriers to participation, learning, and play. You’ll address the issues surrounding SEND in the areas of education, health, and social care.

Our course offers you the opportunity to:

  • develop an in-depth understanding of the theories, policies, and context within SEND
  • gain valuable real world experience by undertaking a placement in a range of settings
  • explore the areas that interest you by choosing specialist modules such as autism, dyslexia, or severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties.

*This course is subject to validation for 2016 start.

Where will it take you?

According to a recent survey, 96.9% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.

We’ll prepare you for a career in a hugely rewarding sector, including family liaison advocacy, mentoring, and teaching assistance. You could also progress to postgraduate study in a range of areas, including health, psychological services, and social care. If you want to become a teacher, you could undertake our PGCE after you graduate.

Discover Derby

Derby is a lively, welcoming city packed with vibrant personalities and everything you’ll need as a student – shopping, eating out, nightlife, sports, and entertainment. It’s also one of the UK’s most forward thinking cities, renowned for technology and innovation, and boasts the fastest growing economy in the UK.

Join us at an Open Day

Choosing the right university is a big decision, so we’d love to help by showing you what we have to offer. You can find out more about BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability from our friendly staff, and our current students will be on hand to give you an insight into life at the University of Derby. You can also tour the campus and halls of residence to discover if we’re the university for you.