Education Studies BA (Hons)
This BA (Hons) Education Studies programme offers a breadth of learning experiences that provide you with the multi-professional development essential to pursue a career in a range of educational settings.
The course is delivered by practitioners and academics in the Education team who have specialist knowledge and experience of working in a range of educational settings such as schools, post-16 educational settings, and further and higher education.
The course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the education system in the UK and overseas and enable you to relate educational and learning theory to teaching practice.
Our goal is to encourage you to look at the theoretical, philosophical and practical approaches to what education is, what it does and the challenges faced by learners, teachers and institutions in the 21st Century. We aim to stimulate discussion in relation to education and explore the potential for diversity and innovation alongside established practices and ideas.
The course operates from a wide span of interest and considers education, teaching and learning across all age groups and is not specific to any one sector Including the state-sponsored systems. Informal learning and organisational approaches allow developing a wide spectrum of critical analysis on different forms of education in practice, and theory.
Please note: the course is not designed to provide Qualified Teachers Status but can be used as a platform for a further postgraduate study into the Primary and Post Compulsory sectors.
What will I study?
You will study a range of modules over three years (if you study full-time) to complete the programme.
The introductory modules will give you an introduction to Education as a discipline and will challenge your perceptions as to what Education is, and what Education does. You’ll look at the history of education, key learning theories and gain transferrable study skills that will support you as you progress into the later stages of the programme.
As you progress through the programme you will be able to begin to study specialist modules that look at how education interacts with digital developments, employment and the international environment.
In the final stages of the programme, you’ll conduct a dissertation which will be in an area of your interest, chosen in conjunction with your dissertation supervisor. This will be your opportunity to specialise in an area of interest to you personally – or to your chosen career.
All modules in the programme are mandatory.
- Introduction to Study Skills
- What is Education?
- History of Education
- Research and Presentation Skills
- Learning Theories
- 21st Century Education
- Educational Research
- Educational Learning Theory
- Investigating Contemporary Issues in Education
- Education and Employment
- Education in a Digital Age
- International Perspectives in Education
- Education and Community
- Future of Education
- ICT Project
- Alternative Education: Pedagogical Tactics for Utopian Futures
Teaching and Learning
The learning environment and facilities include lecture theatres, classrooms, technology suites, laboratories and workshops, library and skills labs, art and photography studios, small group and quiet zones. Learning methods will vary according to the programme of study but will include lectures and group tutorials. In addition, seminars, field trips, work placements, role play or scenario activities, laboratory and workshop practical, demonstrations, guest lectures, discussions and debates all contribute to the learning experience to support the acquisition of subject-specific skills and knowledge and the development of transferable and employment-related skills.