Education Studies, Social Inclusion and Special Needs

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 17% 0% 79%
Y2 19% 0% 81%
Final 14% 0% 86%
Y1 0% 22% 78%
Y2 0% 8% 92%
Final 0% 5% 95%

About the course

This three-year degree is distinctive in being fully focused on employability. By undertaking observations in schools and other alternative provision, you will be able to apply your theoretical knowledge in practical environments. It responds to the crucial need for professionals working with groups and individuals in social, educational and administrative settings to have a broad knowledge and understanding of social inclusion and the issues this presents to contemporary society. Flexible in its make-up, this programme also allows you to take specialist professional pathways such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a MA in Social Work.

Hull is a pioneer in delivering innovative learning aligned with current practice. You will engage in debates on contemporary issues and explore experiential learning through student-led projects. Recent pilot schemes have seen students receive mobile devices, reflecting the integration of technology in real-world settings. Such focus on digital and practical skills set you apart from those studying elsewhere who may receive a more theoretical emphasis in their learning. Your Job prospects are further enhanced through study in different contexts, such as outdoor learning, museums and alternative provision, whilst you can gain practical experience through schemes such as Guided Sight training.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

This course reflects the resulting high demand for well-trained professional practitioners, and is tailored to prepare you for the employment market.

Employment options following graduation are varied. You may decide to focus on community, social or family support work, choosing professions such as a parent support worker, a professional supporting young children with additional needs and their families, a professional working in an inclusion team within a school, a role within the charitable sector. You could also apply the skills you learn to other areas of the public and private sectors.

In addition, you may wish to choose a pathway to further study and training. Opportunities include programmes such as a Masters degree in Social Work or Educational Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Schools Direct.