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Education - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

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.

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More about this course

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.

Fees and key information

Course type
UCAS code X301
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Accelerated study

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.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

Year 1:

  • Making Sense of Education
  • Becoming an Educationist: Reading, Writing and Enquiry
  • Urban Education  
  • Thinking Learning and Knowledge

Year 2:

  • Qualitative Educational Research in Theory and Practice
  • Sociology of Education and the Curriculum
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Comparative Education  
  • Experiential Learning 
  • Extended Experiential Learning 1
  • Becoming a Teacher
  • Religion and Education and Social Contexts

Year 3: 

  • Education Studies Dissertation
  • Inclusion Education and Inequalities
  • Social Pedagogies and the Public Intellectual
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Sport Education and Society
  • Gender and Education
  • Extended Experiential Learning 2

After the course

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. 

Additional costs

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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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

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.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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