Contact

Holy Cross University Centre
Manchester Road
Bury
Greater Manchester
BL9 9BB
0161 762 4513 or 0161 762 4529
uc@holycross.ac.uk

Philosophy & Religion and Special Educational Needs

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 2019

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

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 2019 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.

Philosophy & Religion

By studying Philosophy and Religion you will learn how individuals, communities, and societies have approached the big questions of life, and how their choices have impacted upon the world around them. The Philosophy and Religion course explores aspects of ethical thinking across a range of religious traditions, and examines various philosophical approaches to the meaning of human existence and the question of God. A number of religious traditions will be studied, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and African traditional religions. Each year you will follow two broad strands – one in Philosophy, the other in Religious Studies. Questions of ethics will be explored across both strands.

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.

Contact

Holy Cross University Centre
Manchester Road
Bury
Greater Manchester
BL9 9BB
0161 762 4513 or 0161 762 4529
uc@holycross.ac.uk
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