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Education Studies - SEN, Disabilities and Inclusion
Education Studies: SEN, Disabilities and Inclusion (SENDI) gives you the chance to explore the experiences of children and young people who can find themselves marginalised or excluded from traditional educational settings.
You will gain a deep understanding of the diverse learning needs and explore a broad range of special educational needs and disabilities, such as:
- the experiences of children in care
- young carers
- young people not in employment
- education or training
- unaccompanied children.
You will have the opportunity to gain real world experience of working in an Alternative Educational provision.
Our teaching staff specialise in SENDI. They have recent experience working with children with complex educational needs, communication difficulties and challenging behaviours.
This degree provides an excellent foundation for a range of professional careers, including:
- primary teaching
- youth advocacy/work and mentorship
- support in alternative educational settings
- roles in health and social care.
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In your first year you will undertake the same modules as Education Studies students. You will examine key educational issues more generally. You will then focus on the inclusion of children and young people with diverse learning needs.
In your second year you will begin to work towards the SENDI named award.
After you graduate
The Education Studies (SENDI) award provides a good foundation for a broad range of professional careers including:
- Interventional support in schools such as Nurture Group and Forest School practitioners.
- Youth Advocacy/work and mentorship
- Community Education Roles (Art and Cultural based learning)
- Adult Education
- Work with charitable/voluntary sector
- Various roles in Health and Social Care.
With additional postgraduate qualifications you can also enter the following professions:
- Educational Psychology
- Therapeutic work such as Speech and Language/Art/Play Therapy
- Primary teaching (Mainstream, Special and Residential Education).
The SENDI named award supports progression into a wide range of professional careers in Education following further study at Post Graduate level such as teaching in mainstream or alternative Educational provisions or additional career opportunities in for example therapeutic roles, health and social care.
The School of Education at Oxford Brookes University offers opportunities in postgraduate research, including MAs in Education or Childhood, PhD study and a taught Educational Doctorate.
"The passion shown by the lecturers at the open day I attended, impressed me. My interest sparked, as I discovered that there were lots of pathways and opportunities open to me after graduation"Read more about Adam
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"Throughout my degree, I’ve become actively involved – voluntary and employed – in local charities and national youth organisations, including local authorities, Student Hubs, ArtsWork and Adviza. I was also a participant in Camp America, which was invaluable experience to support my degree and my career aspirations"Read more about Josh
"I went abroad in my 3rd year and spent a year at Yamanashi University in Japan. It was great – all the staff and students were very helpful and I have made many friends and long-lasting contacts"Read more about Steff
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