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Sheffield Hallam University

Education with Autism, Disability and Special Educational Needs

UCAS Code: B037

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

104

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BCC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Education studies

Disability studies

**Course summary**
• Thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment.
• Debate current developments in education and special education.
• Explore approaches to autism, disability and SEN.
• Develop skills in working with a diverse range of learners and professionals.
• Build your employability by gaining real-world experience.

On this course, you’ll use the latest theories and research to explore real-world education issues such as challenging behaviour in the classroom, or supporting friendships at school. You’ll develop a broad knowledge and experience of education policy and practice, while developing a specialism in autism, disability and special educational needs. You’ll graduate with an eye-catching professional and academic portfolio.

**How you learn**
You’ll benefit from a teaching approach that is grounded in the personal and professional experience of both staff and students.
Throughout the course, you’ll experience diverse learning, teaching and assessment methods to ensure you can realise your full potential.
You will collaborate with your tutors to model create inclusive teaching strategiesenvironments, such as non-verbal flash-cards, and challenge accepted ideas and practices.

**You learn through**
• challenging your own thinking
• lectures + visiting speakers
• individual reflection
• engaging inclusively with peers
• class debates
• group tutorials
• actively collaborating with others
• real-world projects and placements
• opportunities to study abroad
All assessment is coursework based.

**Work placements**
You undertake placements in different workplaces each year, such as schools, voluntary groups and informal educational organisations. This enables you to explore a range of potential employment opportunities during the course and gives you substantial real-world experience to prepare for your future career.
Our partnership team help you find the right placement for you. You will be in a placement setting two days per week that usually lasts up to 8 weeks during a semester on each year of the course.

**Live projects**
On the course, you’ll take part in live projects, collaborating with real educational and disability organisations. These are a chance to share your knowledge and work collaboratively with local communities.

**Networking Opportunities**
You will meet and work with a range of educational professionals and organisations, on placement and during taught sessions. Our Careers and Employability team and your tutors will also introduce you to relevant professional and research networks.
Developing attributes such as curiosity, independent thinking and integrity, alongside skills such as reflection, evaluation and digital literacy opens doors to a wide range of post-degree possibilities.

At each level of the course, you will be supported to reflect on the experience you are gaining and will develop focused action plans to scaffold your ongoing professional journey

Modules

**Year 1**
Compulsory modules
Inclusive Practice: Thinking Differently About Education - 40 credits
Language, Learning And Diversity - 20 credits
Philosophies Of Education - 20 credits
Placement: Introducing Professional Practice - 20 credits
Politics And Policy In Education - 20 credits
**Year 2**
Compulsory modules
Challenging Ideas Of Autism, Communication And Behaviour - 20 credits
Ethics In Education - 20 credits
International Perspectives On Education - 20 credits
Personal And Professional Perspectives On Special Education - 20 credits
Placement: Developing Professional Practice - 20 credits
Social Justice In Education - 20 credits
**Final year**
Compulsory modules
Debating Education: Exploring Contemporary Issues - 20 credits
Education In The Digital Age - 20 credits
Educational Identities - 20 credits
Placement: Reflecting On Personal And Professional Development - 20 credits
Research Project - 40 credits

Assessment methods

Coursework

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
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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.

80%
med
Education studies
85%
high
Disability studies

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 studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

85%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

Sociology

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

88%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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 studies

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.

£15,600
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Caring personal services

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

Sociology

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
17%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Customer service occupations

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Disability studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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