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I have recently received three conditional offers to study at Liverpool Hope University!

Does anyone know the main differences between the Disability Studies in Education (with Foundation Year) and the Education and Special Educational Needs (with Foundation Year) course?

Also has anyone studied either of these courses and did they enjoy them?

Thank you!
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Hi!

I have recently received three conditional offers to study at Liverpool Hope University!

Does anyone know the main differences between the Disability Studies in Education (with Foundation Year) and the Education and Special Educational Needs (with Foundation Year) course?

Also has anyone studied either of these courses and did they enjoy them?

Thank you!
Hi Abi75

Thanks for getting in touch. We are delighted to hear that you are interested in studying with us.

For all foundation courses, the foundation year will consist of three modules. All students will study Enhanced Learning. Students will also study a module with the focus in either Education, Humanities, Social Science or Business. For more information on how the year is designed and studied please follow this link.

In regards to your main query, the biggest difference in the courses is that Disability Studies in Education is a singles honours course, with a specific focus on disability in all aspects of education. On the other hand, the Education and Special Educational Needs is our joint honours program. The SEN aspect of the course will look at similar topics to the single honours Disability Studies in Education course. However, students will also look at modules within education such as sociological, philosophical, psychological and historical aspects to education in the UK.

If you have any further questions please feel free to get back in touch.

Dom :bhangra:
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Hi Dom,

Thank you very much for getting back to me,

With regards to completing both courses, would either of them lead to a better career or lead to a higher qualification?

Also, as the SEN course is a joint honours is there more teaching hours with this course compared to the disability course?

Thank you again for your reply! And apologies for all of the questions.
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Hi Abi75

Thanks for getting in touch. We are delighted to hear that you are interested in studying with us.

For all foundation courses, the foundation year will consist of three modules. All students will study Enhanced Learning. Students will also study a module with the focus in either Education, Humanities, Social Science or Business. For more information on how the year is designed and studied please follow this link.

In regards to your main query, the biggest difference in the courses is that Disability Studies in Education is a singles honours course, with a specific focus on disability in all aspects of education. On the other hand, the Education and Special Educational Needs is our joint honours program. The SEN aspect of the course will look at similar topics to the single honours Disability Studies in Education course. However, students will also look at modules within education such as sociological, philosophical, psychological and historical aspects to education in the UK.

If you have any further questions please feel free to get back in touch.

Dom :bhangra:
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Also, I have seen that the disability course has a placement. Would this be within a school setting or charity and is it optional? Thanks!
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Hi Abi75

Thanks for getting in touch. We are delighted to hear that you are interested in studying with us.

For all foundation courses, the foundation year will consist of three modules. All students will study Enhanced Learning. Students will also study a module with the focus in either Education, Humanities, Social Science or Business. For more information on how the year is designed and studied please follow this link.

In regards to your main query, the biggest difference in the courses is that Disability Studies in Education is a singles honours course, with a specific focus on disability in all aspects of education. On the other hand, the Education and Special Educational Needs is our joint honours program. The SEN aspect of the course will look at similar topics to the single honours Disability Studies in Education course. However, students will also look at modules within education such as sociological, philosophical, psychological and historical aspects to education in the UK.

If you have any further questions please feel free to get back in touch.

Dom :bhangra:
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Hi Dom,

Thank you very much for getting back to me,

With regards to completing both courses, would either of them lead to a better career or lead to a higher qualification?

Also, as the SEN course is a joint honours is there more teaching hours with this course compared to the disability course?

Thank you again for your reply! And apologies for all of the questions.
Hi Abi75, :shakehand:

The better choice for you would depend on the career that you wish to go in to. It may be worth having a little research as to the career you are interested in and seeing if a certain degree is required. In terms of a higher qualification, both courses would give the option to then pursue postgraduate study if you wish.

Please also note that if you wish to go in to PGCE teaching especially at a secondary school level, we would require your undergraduate degree to be at least 50% of the course you wish to teach. (For example if you wish to teach Education, then you would need to at least study 50% Education at undergraduate).

Both courses would equate to the same hours on campus, as a student doing a joint honors or single honors would have the same amount of contact hours.

I hope this helps,
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Also, I have seen that the disability course has a placement. Would this be within a school setting or charity and is it optional? Thanks!
Hello Again! :thumbsup:

The placement for the course is mandatory and not optional.

As part of your second year, you will go on the compulsory work placement. This may be a school setting but may also be a cultural setting or voluntary organisation in order for you to develop an appreciation of education in non-compulsory settings.

We would recommend giving our Education Department a call on 0151 291 3410 to find out full information about the placement.

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That's great! Thank you very much for all of the information
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Hi Abi75, :shakehand:

The better choice for you would depend on the career that you wish to go in to. It may be worth having a little research as to the career you are interested in and seeing if a certain degree is required. In terms of a higher qualification, both courses would give the option to then pursue postgraduate study if you wish.

Please also note that if you wish to go in to PGCE teaching especially at a secondary school level, we would require your undergraduate degree to be at least 50% of the course you wish to teach. (For example if you wish to teach Education, then you would need to at least study 50% Education at undergraduate).

Both courses would equate to the same hours on campus, as a student doing a joint honors or single honors would have the same amount of contact hours.

I hope this helps,
Tom :bird:
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Hi,

That's great! Thank you very much for all of the information
Hey Abi75,

No problem at all, if you do have any more questions, please do let us know.

Tom :bird:
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