History and Special Educational Needs (Combined Degree) Course

University: Holy Cross College is offering a range of combined honours degree that will be delivered and validated by Liverpool Hope University.

Start Date: September 2020

Duration: Three years full time.

Attendance: Maximum two evenings per week 6-9pm, for your two combined subjects, plus independent study.

Date of delivery: To be confirmed.

Mode of application: UCAS, Institution code H51, Course code 2AH8

Compulsory Events at Liverpool Hope University: All first year students are required to attend The Hope Experience, this is held at Liverpool Hope University usually in October.

Entry Criteria:
• For 2020 entry, our standard offer using the new UCAS tariff will be 96 points.
• For Access to HE applicants our standard offer is to Pass Access HE Diploma.
• An alternative entrance assessment may be possible for students who don’t 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 initial advice appointment.


Our History course explores aspects of both modern and early modern British, Irish, and European history. In the first year you will study two key units, twentieth century European history and England 1530-1650: these two periods enable students to encounter a very wide range of historical issues and types of evidence. In the second year you will study a course on Nationalism and Imperialism which explores continental European developments and Anglo-Irish relations from the seventeenth to the late twentieth centuries. The final year enables you to study a selection of specialist subjects linked closely to staff research expertise. At all levels you will analyse primary sources and the work of historians, developing your understanding of challenging ideas and concepts. You will pursue an independent research assignment or two smaller ones.

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

In SEN you will develop a critical approach to research and practice in special educational needs and disability. In year two you will apply the social model of disability to an in-depth analysis of current categories of SEN and begin to develop an understanding of the importance of ethics in researching disability. In your final year of study you will apply a critical understanding of inclusion by designing for inclusive practice. The degree is relevant to students who wish to pursue professional qualifications in the field of Education (within school and other settings), as a Teacher (following a PGCE course), working as a SEN Coordinator or as an Inclusion Support Coordinator, Behaviour Support Worker or a Learning Mentor amongst many other options.

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Students graduating from our History and Special Educational Needs Combined Degree


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