Guidance and Counselling and Disability Studies BA (Hons) (KAPLAN)

UCAS code BL95

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About this course 2019/20

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The BA Joint Honours programme aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to develop knowledge, insight and understanding of two distinct yet complementary subject areas.

This programme facilitates the development of graduate skills, subject expertise and exploration of a range of learning opportunities which will enable students to make an informed choice when determining potential future career pathways.

The part routes of the programme encourage students to acquire knowledge and insight into their chosen subjects, related disciplines, professions, organisations and agencies. Students will develop skills in communication, self-management, reflection, critical analysis, discussion and evaluation and have opportunities to focus on topics which interest them. You will also gain insight into a range of theoretical frameworks that underpin your chosen subject, developing an appreciation and understanding of contemporary ways of working in a range of different contexts.

Guidance and Counselling Studies Guidance and Counselling Studies involves enquiry into the theoretical perspectives underpinning guidance and counselling models and strategies. It includes the analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of different approaches, and opportunities to apply your developing skills and knowledge in practice.

Why study Guidance and Counselling Studies? You will be involved with an engaging, challenging and varied programme of study which seeks to explore and evaluate the role guidance and counselling can play in supporting young people and adults in making choices about their lives. Building on your existing skills and knowledge, you will be encouraged to develop your individual learning and critical reflective abilities.

A range of approaches to learning, including group work, case studies, problem-solving exercises, enquiry based and experiential learning are used throughout the programme.

Participation in our innovative student peer mentor programme offers further enhancement of your experience of university and the chance to work in a practical way supporting new students.

You will also be encouraged to explore and network with agencies providing guidance and counselling to young people and adults.

Why study Guidance Counselling at Northumbria? This well established programme is taught by staff with an excellent reputation for their innovative teaching approaches informed by up to date research. Staff teaching on this programme have published a range of material, including research papers, articles and training guides to inform practice for professionals working in this area of work. We have also contributed to national and international conferences and award winning programmes in the guidance and counselling field of study. Additionally we have strong links with local agencies offering guidance and counselling services. Our programme is unique in the breadth of study offered in this subject area.

Disability Studies Disability Studies is a multidisciplinary part route, which means you will be examining research and theory from psychology, sociology, history and many other subject areas. For example some of your work will focus on issues around disabled people's physical access to their communities and other work will consider the implications of the latest human rights legislation on disabled people.

Why study Disability Studies? One in ten people have an impairment of some description, one in four have a disabled family member and disability is almost inevitable as we become older. Several years ago legislation was put in place to protect the rights of women and black and ethnic minorities, more recently as a result of pressure from the Disabled People’s Movement similar legislation was developed for disabled people.

Why study Disability Studies at Northumbria? This is one of the longest and most respected Disability Studies courses in the country, being designed and developed in collaboration with the Disabled Peoples’ Movement. This expanding course is taught by well established academics in Disability Studies. They have a national reputation, publishing widely and conducting research with disabled people, charities, local councils and the NHS. In addition, the core staff have strong links to disabled peoples’ organisations being trustees of local charities run by disabled people. They also edit the international acclaimed Journal Disability and Society.

Course info

UCAS Code BL95

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Location Coach Lane Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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