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BA (Hons) Education Studies

The BA in Education Studies offers an exciting opportunity to combine academic study with professional practice, developing a balance of intellectual and practical skills. Consequently, students on this course will be required to engage with the thoughtfully designed curriculum which explores various aspects of teaching and learning, whilst also working within the education sector. This facilitates the application of theory into practice.

The course enables students to gain insight and understanding of how they can theoretically and practically support the learning and development of children and young people.

Modules are reflective of current educational practice whilst allowing for and supporting the ability to deal with future changes within the sector.

The course aims to develop highly skilled, reflective educational practitioners, who are well equipped to support the development of children and young people within the education sector.

Course Information

  • Course Level

    Level 6

  • Delivery

    Full-Time

    Part-Time

  • Duration

    3 years full time, 6 years part time

  • UCAS Code

    XEDS

  • Awarding Body

    This programme is validated by:

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On this course you will study a range of engaging modules, considering various aspects of educational practice and making connections to professional experience gained.

Modules studied:
Level 4
The Curriculum [20 credits]
The Policy Landscape in Education [20 credits]
Safeguarding Children and Young People [20 credits]
Assessment for Learning [20 credits]
Theories of Learning [40 credits]

Level 5
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities [20 credits}
Effective Pedagogical Approaches [20 credits]
Nature Connectedness [20 credits]
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Practice [20 credits]
Small Scale Research [20 credits]
Careers and Employability [20 credits]

Level 6
Current Issues and Contemporary Debates in Education [20 credits]
Research Project – inc. Dissertation [40 credits]
Collaborative Working within Education [20 credits]
Education and Social Justice [20 credits]
Professional Practice in Education [20 credits]

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time
The programme will require private study to access study materials and engage with wider reading and research.

Students will study full time or part time through live delivery on Campus and with materials available through our virtual learning environment, Canvas. On this course students are encouraged to become active enquirers and participants in their own learning.

Students will be supported through:

Lectures

Lectures enable information to be shared with a cohort, in a manner where questions can be raised and addressed. This can support depth of understanding and enable students to develop their knowledge in an efficient way.

Seminars

Seminars will allow for focussed discussion in small groups which encourages participation, fosters active debate, and allows participants to learn from the different opinions and the experiences of others. Seminars develop transferrable skills in active listening, negotiation and conflict resolution, self-expression and general oral communication.

Collaborative Work and Self-Directed Study.

Discussions are an important feature of many seminars and workshops. This meets the requirements of working in the sector; employers stress collaborative and team-working abilities as desired graduate attributes. Collaboration also provides a valuable opportunity to engage in shared learning. Initially supported and guided study will be the approach adopted but students will be required to develop independence and self-direct their study as they progress through the programme.

Workshops

Workshops take place in small groups but are more practically focussed than seminars. Workshops will also be arranged to support students’ developing research and IT skills.

Assessment Support and Tutorials

Students will be offered assessment support sessions within their groups and individual tutorials to provide one to one student support. This is a useful way for students to access support for their studies and assessments and allows students to discuss the application of their knowledge to practice. The tutorials are available at flexible times of the week to support with work and other commitments.

Assessment Approach

A range of assessment methods underpin the development of student transferable skills and make a positive contribution to the students’ learning experience. Assessment is both formative and summative. The diverse assessment strategies meet the varied needs of students and include essays, case studies, e-Portfolios, poster and oral presentations, research, a safeguarding exam and leaflet designs.

32 UCAS Tariff points from a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas.

Level 2 Requirements (GCSE level):
Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics.

Additional requirements
• A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate is required.
• There is a requirement of either paid or voluntary placement, for a minimum of 2 days per week if studying full time or one day per week if studying part time.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

This course supports students’ understanding of a broad range of factors surrounding our education system and facilitates progression towards a range of professions within education – Such as teaching, consultancy, special educational needs coordination and working within the local authority.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees

UK

We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying

 

Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

Call 0800 358 74 74

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details