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Disability Studies in Education

UCAS Code: X11C Duration: 3 years

Overview

Disability Studies is an academic field which recognises that disability is fundamental to all human lives. It acknowledges the wider history of oppression and discrimination experienced by disabled people and seeks to produce knowledge that challenges those inequalities. Informed by this perspective, the Disability Studies in Education degree examines the relationship between disability and education at all life stages and in a wide range of educational contexts. Education is lifelong, and in the course, you will undertake a critical exploration of disability and education in a wide range of contexts, from the ways in which compulsory education responds to the needs of disabled children, young people and adults, to the ways in which arts-based and cultural organisations work with disabled people and images of disability. This single honours programme also includes a compulsory placement that will enable you to enhance your understanding of course themes and demonstrate your abilities to work in a professional context.

 

 

Disability Studies in Education Subject Guide

 

Curriculum

Foundations in Disability Studies in Education

  • Historical influences on disability and the history of the disabled people’s movement
  • An introduction to the social and medical models of disability and their influence on lifelong learning
  • Contemporary perspectives on disability on formal and informal learning
  • Disability Studies in Education beyond the UK context
  • The role of culture and its influence on disability studies in education

 Explorations in Disability Studies in Education

  • Explorations of professional practice in disability studies and education across the life course
  • Explorations of formal and informal education across the life course including acquired impairments, chronic illness and ageing populations
  • Developing an understanding of research in disability studies in education beyond the UK context

Advanced Studies in Disability Studies in Education

  • Universal Design for Learning across the life course
  • Understanding research in disability studies in education
  • Participatory, emancipatory research in disability studies in education
  • The role of culture and its influence on research in disability studies in education
  • Intersectionality – exploring connections with race, class and gender
  • Dissertation in a chosen area of advanced studies in disability studies in education

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

For further information on our entry requirements for 2017 entry, please contact our Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

Offers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB).

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

Offers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Disability Studies in Education is a BA Single Honours programme, UCAS code X11C.

Employability

Graduates of this course have the opportunity to pursue a range of professional qualifications in the field of Disability Studies in Education both within schools and in other settings. Many students choose to progress to a PGCE course at Liverpool Hope University to train as a teacher, or continue their studies through a number of Masters available at the University, including an MA Disability Studies. 

Overview

Disability Studies is an academic field which recognises that disability is fundamental to all human lives. It acknowledges the wider history of oppression and discrimination experienced by disabled people and seeks to produce knowledge that challenges those inequalities. Informed by this perspective, the Disability Studies in Education degree examines the relationship between disability and education at all life stages and in a wide range of educational contexts. Education is lifelong, and in the course, you will undertake a critical exploration of disability and education in a wide range of contexts, from the ways in which compulsory education responds to the needs of disabled children, young people and adults, to the ways in which arts-based and cultural organisations work with disabled people and images of disability. This single honours programme also includes a compulsory placement that will enable you to enhance your understanding of course themes and demonstrate your abilities to work in a professional context.

 

 

Disability Studies in Education Subject Guide

 

Curriculum

Foundations in Disability Studies in Education

  • Historical influences on disability and the history of the disabled people’s movement
  • An introduction to the social and medical models of disability and their influence on lifelong learning
  • Contemporary perspectives on disability on formal and informal learning
  • Disability Studies in Education beyond the UK context
  • The role of culture and its influence on disability studies in education

 Explorations in Disability Studies in Education

  • Explorations of professional practice in disability studies and education across the life course
  • Explorations of formal and informal education across the life course including acquired impairments, chronic illness and ageing populations
  • Developing an understanding of research in disability studies in education beyond the UK context

Advanced Studies in Disability Studies in Education

  • Universal Design for Learning across the life course
  • Understanding research in disability studies in education
  • Participatory, emancipatory research in disability studies in education
  • The role of culture and its influence on research in disability studies in education
  • Intersectionality – exploring connections with race, class and gender
  • Dissertation in a chosen area of advanced studies in disability studies in education

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

For further information on our entry requirements for 2017 entry, please contact our Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

Offers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB).

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

Offers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Disability Studies in Education is a BA Single Honours programme, UCAS code X11C.

Employability

Graduates of this course have the opportunity to pursue a range of professional qualifications in the field of Disability Studies in Education both within schools and in other settings. Many students choose to progress to a PGCE course at Liverpool Hope University to train as a teacher, or continue their studies through a number of Masters available at the University, including an MA Disability Studies. 

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Disability and Education

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