Liverpool Hope University
Special Educational Needs
The programme has been designed to meet and extend the interests and requirements of professionals in all kinds of educational contexts, from early years to post-compulsory settings. The provision of the programme recognises a growing interest in this aspect of educational provision and the Faculty�s commitment to work for educational equality and social justice. The degree is distinctive in drawing on disability studies perspectives in order to interrogate the nature and origins of the special educational needs (SEN) discourse. This will enable you to take a critical stance on historical and current practise enabling you to challenge implicit and damaging assumptions about the nature of special educational needs and the implications for learners. The degree is informed by the application of a critical disability studies theoretical framework enabling Liverpool Hope University to offer a critical approach to the ways in which we conceptualise and practise �special� education. As part of your study you will develop your own creative and critical response to the design of an appropriate research project; a significant consideration will be the necessity of engaging with the ethics of disability research.
Normally a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own. For students whose 1st language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL IBT 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.
The modules covered include: Critical disability theory; disability and professional practice; segregation, integration and inclusion; normalising difference in educational practice; researching disability; and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 4,500 per Whole course (home fees)||36 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Hope Park||Liverpool||L16 9JD||North West|
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