The Education or Education (with Practice) BA degree offers you two career routes to choose from after a shared first year of the programme. The course tackles the big questions concerning education as seen through sociological, historical, philosophical and psychological lenses leading on to a wide variety of career choices or further academic study.
If you're interested in becoming a teacher, the Education (with Practice) BA route will give you valuable work experience in your second and third years in preparation for the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) after graduation.
This degree will provide you with an excellent foundation for a career in a wide range of education related areas or primary teaching. It will give you insight into education theory and concepts that will allow you to consider the subject as a political and a philosophical activity. You’ll also be able to take a more teaching-focused route in your second and third years.
The teaching will be conducted by experienced lecturers who formerly worked as teachers or managers in schools. They will encourage you to take an active role in current debates on child education from the perspective of several disciplines, including philosophy and sociology. They are also ideally placed to give you an insight into the possibilities of a teaching career and the many options available to you after graduation.
As a graduate of the Education BA you'll be part of a community of professional and experienced educators, all willing to support you in your personal and professional development. You’ll also be able to progress to one of our PGCE programmes and study towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Assessments in Year 1 will be varied to allow you to become accustomed to different academic practices and literacies, including digital literacy.
The Education BA in Years 2 and 3 will focus on coursework through drafts, plans, full essays and presentations, leading up to a longer dissertation in Year 3.
The Education (with Practice) BA will include all of the above, but you'll also be required to complete reflective, digital or written portfolio assessments in Years 2 and 3 to reflect the more practical nature of the degree.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Demonstration of prior learning or prior certification may be used towards our postgraduate qualifications and you will be offered support to seek the accreditation of your prior learning (APL) where this is appropriate.
Example modules include:
As a graduate of the Education BA route you'll be able to go on to postgraduate study or enter a wide range of careers in areas such as educational management and administration, local government and local authorities, youth work or educational charities.
On completion of the Education (with Practice) BA you can go on to further study for the PGCE, and after gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you can enter a career in primary teaching, early years teaching, adult education or special educational needs and disability (SEND) learning support in schools.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
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