Overview

 

The University Centre at St Mary’s College has been offering degree courses to the local communities in East Lancashire, in partnership with Liverpool Hope University since 1999. We are part of the Network of Hope along with Holy Cross College & University Centre in Bury and Carmel College in St Helens.

The Network of Hope was established by Liverpool Hope University in order to offer Higher Education courses to communities that would otherwise not have access to such provision. The courses that are offered in the partner Colleges, all have the same characteristics as those offered at Hope, focusing on academic excellence and strongly supporting the pastoral needs and aspirations of the students.

PLEASE NOTE THAT COMBINED HONOURS DEGREES ARE SPLIT 50/50. THIS MEANS BOTH SUBJECTS WILL BE STUDIED EQUALLY. 

Education Overview

Studying Education is a dynamic and stimulating opportunity to explore the individual, social, and political forces that shape education, no matter where it is found or how it is delivered. If you are interested in all aspects of how and why we learn, both formally and informally, in the UK or abroad, then studying Education will challenge and excite you in equal measure.

Studying Education with Liverpool Hope will help you to develop academically as you engage with evidence and research, professionally as you link theory to practice, preparing you for a wide variety of work contexts, and personally as you think more deeply about your own values and aspirations. Your studies will bring education to life, tackling important questions such as ‘Can education help overcome inequality in society?’ and ‘How does modern technology transform the learning and teaching experience?’ It is structured around the four key disciplines of education: psychology, sociology, history, and philosophy. Each discipline provides a different lens through which key ideas and issues in education can be understood.

By studying Education with Liverpool Hope University, you will become a Hope Education Professional: inspired to put educational theory in to practice, able to critically evaluate current policy, and willing to make a difference in the world. The degree is an ideal foundation for those who decide to go on to train to become a teacher, and a variety of other professions, at Liverpool Hope University or elsewhere.

For more details and information about this course access the course leaflet:

Education Course Leaflet

Special Educational Needs Overview

Studying Special Educational Needs (SEN) with Liverpool Hope University will enable you to understand the relationship between disability and education and provide you with the knowledge and confidence to educate others about the nature of disability. SEN incorporates insights from disability studies and education, as well as drawing on work in the arts, humanities and health care, to ensure you gain a broad and balanced understanding of education in a wide range of contexts.

A central aspect of the course is an understanding of medical and social constructions of Special Educational Needs and Disability, the legal requirements regarding provision for SEN/Disability and a critical understanding of past and contemporary practices. By completing your studies in SEN, you will have gained a knowledge and understanding of the global perspectives on special education and disability and issues relating to children and families, as well as having the ability to critically engage with professional expertise.

SEN with Liverpool Hope University is an interdisciplinary subject underpinned by the work of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies (CCDS). You will become a professional who is knowledgeable and skilled in this field. You will enter your professional life recognising the importance of compassion and understanding in your work with, and on behalf of disabled people and those identified as having a special educational need.

For more details and information about this course access the course leaflet: 

Special Educational Needs Course Leaflet

Entry Requirements

The standard offer level is 96 UCAS Tariff Points.

An alternative entrance assessment may be possible for students who do not meet standard entry criteria but who have other level 3 qualifications and/or experiential learning. This will be discussed by one of our Support Tutors at an initial advice appointment.

Mode of Devliery

This is a full time course taking three years to complete and is delivered by a combination of face-to-face sessions, online sessions, and independent study. The face-to-face sessions are normally between 6pm-9pm on no more than two evenings per week, one evening per week for each of your two subjects at St Mary’s College. Online learning will allow more flexibility of location and may allow flexibility of timing.

In addition to lectures, seminars and workshops for your subject, there are support sessions to assist with academic writing, referencing, careers preparation and library skills.

On top of teaching hours, you are also expected to study independently for 30 hours each week, 15 hours for each subject, as well as studying in groups to prepare for any group assessments you may have.

Course Costs

The tuition fees for 2019/20 are £6,165 for full-time undergraduate courses.

The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study.

As well as the cost of your tuition fees, you will need to consider the cost of your core textbooks which we estimate to be around £100.

How To Apply

All interested applicants are invited in for an informal interview with one of our Higher Education Advisors, where course details, entry requirements, student support, student finance and the application process are discussed. For further information or to book an appointment please contact the University Centre at St Mary’s College on;

Tel: 01254 580464

Email: HEadmin@stmarysblackburn.ac.uk

Text: SMCHE to 88020

Or

Apply directly via UCAS:  UCAS APPLY

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