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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies

UCAS Code: X360

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Pass with 3-36 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades

UCAS Tariff

88

Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Learning support

This degree is perfect for those who would like to work with children, young people or adults who have a disability, and their families or carers. The course is designed with professionals, enabling you to learn the latest and most relevant content. You’ll explore disability and special educational needs theories and policies, and you’ll gain real-world experience, enabling you to share your expertise
confidently when you begin your career.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Course designed with experts in the field.
• Focus on recent major government reforms and their impact in practice.
• Placements in first and second year.
• You will be provided with the tools necessary to promote true inclusivity throughout your personal and professional life.

**What might I become?**
Work in charities, healthcare, voluntary organisations or all stages of education, or move into further training, for example as a teacher or a social worker.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Special Education Needs & Disability Studies at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Ranked in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published 23 Sept 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates.

Modules

Molly -Second year, Special Education Needs & Disability Studies;
“In our first year we did a lot of work on wellbeing and health, with a particular focus on mental health. We also touched on psychology and the way people learn. Now we’re learning social theories and how society thinks about different disabilities and their needs. In the third year we’ll do our dissertations and pick our focus based on where we want to go after the degree. Throughout the course there are opportunities for work placements to gain practical skills.”

1st Year
Engaging with Learning
Introduction to psychology
Introduction to Disability Studies
Health and Wellbeing
SEN Concepts and Contexts

2nd Year
Comparative and International Perspectives in SEN and Disability
Disability and Social Theory
Developing inclusive education
Research Methods
Interprofessional practice: safeguarding
Placement

3rd Year
Dissertation
Critical Issues in Disability and Care
Professional contexts: the role of practitioners
Understanding and managing specific learning disabilities
Mental health, lifelong conditions and young people

Assessment methods

We fully recognise the value of assessing knowledge in a wholly flexible and individualised way. Therefore, assessments vary in format from essays, to producing materials to use on placement, from doing your own research to working in project groups to presentation delivery. We can adapt our methods of assessment depending on student needs.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

Institute of Education

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

62%
low
Learning support

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
27%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£13,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
low
Employed or in further education
36%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Childcare and related personal services
14%
Caring personal services
11%
Teaching and educational professionals

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