Our course goes beyond just teaching and learning to prepare you for a career in education and beyond.
We blend theory and practice to extend and apply your knowledge, skills and understanding of education studies throughout your time with us. You’ll be taught by experienced academics who are research leaders across areas of diversity, child development, multilingualism and education. This course draws from a range of disciplines so you’ll learn about subjects such as history, sociology, law, and philosophy, and how they relate to education.
A degree in education can open varied career avenues like education policy, management and research, charities, to name just a few.
We're in the top 250 in the world for Education (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019).
We strongly encourage you to develop your employability skills throughout the course and this is often built into the modules from the start. These skills, sometimes referred to as soft skills, include reflection, professional development and team work.
You’ll receive a Placement Planning Pack to help with structuring and planning for work experience, ensuring you get the most out of it. Additionally, you’ll undertake a practitioner-based module, set within a workplace, and build a digital portfolio that showcases the development of your knowledge and skills throughout the course. The course’s timetable is specifically arranged to give you the opportunity to arrange voluntary or paid work experience, or shorter placements. Typically, graduates go on to careers in educational settings, training programmes, and charities. It's also a route into a teaching role through a Primary or Senior PGCE.
While you’re learning, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants, who have experience in your subject area.
Whatever your career goals, our course aims to support what you want to do. Our links in the industry, along with your work placement, set you up for an exciting career in education.
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Through this module, you will engage with the value of creativity and the arts in the learning and well-being of children and adults. You will explore how creative and artistic skills develop and what can be done to promote the development and use of these skills among all individuals. You will consider the role of creativity and the arts in various educational philosophies and approaches, as well as critically examine the place of creativity and the arts in current mainstream education in the UK.
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Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.
Education Studies BA graduate
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.