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Inclusive Education (BA)

This Bachelors – provided as a top-up to the Foundation Degree (Inclusive Education) - allows students to continue with academic studies while developing work skills in an education setting, as class sessions take place at weekends.

Addressing both theory and practice it is suitable for those working across the 3-19 age range.


Pathway Options and How to Apply

Inclusive Education (BA)

Inclusive Education (Foundation Degree)

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Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
£13,500 (Overseas)

Why choose this course

  1. Flexibility - delivery on twilight and weekends.
  2. Work-based learning.
  3. Career progression.
  4. Informal delivery.
  5. No exams. Assignments and presentations only.

What you will learn

Course Overview

Building on the Foundation Degree in Inclusive Education, this one-year top-up to a Bachelors is designed to deepen understanding of education practice and policy, and further develop students’ academic writing and thinking skills. It explores some of the broader issues and contexts for education.

  • The programme has the following general educational and specific aims:
  • To provide students with knowledge and understanding of education in its various contexts;
  • To offer a broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of the principal features of education in diverse contexts;
  • To engage students in fundamental questioning concerning the purposes and values underpinning education;
  • To help students become aware of issues and problems associated with education theory, policy and practice;
  • To engage students in discourses about educational processes;
  • To encourage students to acquire a range of transferable academic skills and to work independently and collaboratively;
  • To develop students’ ability to produce rational arguments on educational issues in a clear and coherent manner;
  • To promote a range of personal qualities including autonomy, reflective thinking and critical engagement.

The BA programme also aims to: develop curriculum-related delivery to ensure that our students are provided with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will equip them for their future contribution, within and beyond their workplace, to education, the economy, community and environment; and contribute to our communities by giving particular regard to issues of sustainable rural communities.

Module Topics

Modules include:

  • Exploring the ‘Hidden Curriculum’
  • Exploring Literacy Barriers
  • Inclusive Education: Policy and Practice
  • Learning in Practice
  • Classroom Management
  • Global Perspectives on Education

Assessment is via coursework (essays, project reports, oral presentations, etc.). There are no written examinations.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

Level 5 qualification

Career Opportunities

The majority of our students are already employed in education settings. This qualification provides them with greater security in their employment, but also gives access to a greater range of employment associated with holding a Bachelors degree. This includes the pursuit of Qualified Teacher Status through a PGCE or GTP (Graduate Teacher Programme). Using this route into teaching takes just one year more than the traditional full-time undergraduate pathway, but allows students to continue working while studying.

Additional Costs

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of any essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

  • Stationery
  • Printing and copying
Related Courses
  • Inclusive Education (Foundation Degree)
Bursary / Scholarship Information

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