Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Studies introduces new named award in Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion (SENDI)

Tuesday, 31 May 2016


The Education Studies course at Oxford Brookes has recently introduced a new specialist pathway in Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion. This will provide students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of supporting children and young people with special, diverse and additional learning needs in a range of Educational settings.

Based around the four foundational academic disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy and History, the SENDI pathway will explore a wide range of complex Educational questions by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Education.

The variety of modules available will ensure that students develop an understanding of the key Educational issues, opportunities and challenges associated with improving the outcomes for vulnerable learners. The modules will concentrate on tackling discrimination, addressing inequalities, challenging attitudes and beliefs, being an advocate for children and young people and making a positive difference. A compulsory Educational placement during the course ensures that students have the opportunity to work with children, young people and a range of professionals in a setting of their choice.

Jonathan Reid, Joint Subject Coordinator for Education Studies (SENDI), commented:

I am really excited that the new Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion (SENDI) named award has been approved by Oxford Brookes University. I am very much looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of SENDI students this year, who I hope will share a real interest, enthusiasm and passion for addressing inequalities in Education.

The new named award will be available for September 2016/17 entry.

For more information about the course and how to apply, please visit the course page here.