Education Studies, BA Hons

Education Studies, BA Hons

Education is much more than just learning your ABCs – it plays an essential role in society.

That's why our Education Studies degree incorporates a range of subject disciplines: psychology, philosophy, history and sociology to explore education in a modern inclusive society. It allows you to understand how people develop and learn over their lifetime. It also considers the nature of knowledge, along with a critical engagement in ways of knowing and understanding this important and evolving area. 

Our degree investigates education in its broadest sense, providing a solid foundation in the theoretical frameworks of education. It will increase your knowledge of educational processes, systems and approaches, and the cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts. You will discover how to apply theory within current practices in education. All courses within the programme have practical skills embedded within them, so you will gain the opportunity to develop your presentation skills, problems solving and communication skills, along with investigating and researching your own projects.

One of the unique features of this degree is the opportunity to study social enterprise, which is a rapidly growing sector that is increasingly important in working with children and young people. You will learn the fundamentals and social impact of social enterprises and have the option to undertake a professional placement to further enhance your employability skills. This is an exciting and innovative opportunity that could see you set up your own social enterprise by the end of your degree and begin graduate life running your own business as a social entrepreneur.

Students are provided with a range of facilities to support individual student needs. We offer support and advice outside of regular teaching times, both face-to-face and online. This includes academic support workshops for all year groups; online assignment support sessions; and a student mentoring scheme to enable students to build their skills and confidence in the workplace.

This degree offers our graduates a flexible route to a challenging and rewarding career – our graduates pursue careers in: social enterprise; early years or primary teaching (after completing a one year PGCE); youth services; social care; language and linguistics (after post-graduate study); probation service; education administration; education research; community education; and careers service. The psychology courses within the programme enable you to apply for Masters in Psychology conversion courses, which will enable you qualify as an educational psychologist.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a broad-based platform for the study of key aspects of the academic field or discipline of Education and/or Education Studies
  • To focus on major concepts and current practices as a basis for understanding their application to the broad field of education
  • To understand the importance of being able to evaluate learning and teaching in the context of the wider community and society at large
  • To extend student understanding of the relationship between educational theory and other social scientific perspectives
  • To encourage the development of critical analysis of, and reflection on, education as a basis for potential career development.

UCAS code

X300 A BA/ES

Department

Education & Community Studies

Location

Avery Hill Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • 260 UCAS points or above
  • PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English) or equivalent qualifications.
  • Applicants applying for Direct Entry into year 3 require a Pass at 55% or above on foundation degree in related area.

Applications should be made at www.ucas.com.

Assessment

Students are assessed through coursework including: essays, enquiry project, literature reviews, individual and group presentations, reflective log, portfolio, poster, blogging, wiki's, examinations.

Career options

Graduates have opportunities in teaching, educational policy and planning, educational support and administration, youth work, social work and other education/support related careers. The degree can be used to access a range of specialist and postgraduate programmes including PGCE Primary Education and MA Education programmes.

Contents

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Education and Community Studies

Our Education and Community Studies programmes provide a sound foundation for those wishing to work with or understand the education of children and young people from infant to adult.

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