University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education Studies

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Course summary

Passionate about education? Want to inspire across all ages, races and opportunities? You can apply your drive to inspire positive change through education on our Education Studies programme. This innovative course is built around current research and pressing social issues, allowing students to inquire into areas of the subject that truly fascinate them, in fact, the programme has achieved a 100% Student Satisfaction Rate according to the National Student Survey (NSS). Course overview Study education and learning from a national and global point of view, in vocational and non-vocational education and training and in lifelong learning. Experience a practical placement that provides you with hands-on experience. Be supported by industry-experienced tutors who provide you with a solid academic grounding to complement your practical experience. You’ll study subjects associated with education, teaching and learning, gaining a national and international perspective of education. Discover the world of social justice, policy and current affairs in the context of education. On this course you will...

  • Complete work-based placements, enhancing your academic knowledge and boosting your employability.
  • Develop a critical understanding of educational environments and approaches in relation to social justice, social policy and educational diversity.
  • Benefit from an intimate learning environment, including a personal tutor and small class groups.
  • Complete research enquiries on educational issues and in educational settings, developing analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Learn flexibly, studying the areas of education that are of interest to you.
What you will learn This programme will develop useful skills for a future working in a range of education settings, including roles such as a learning mentor, teaching assistant, family support worker or museum education officer. Alternatively, if you want to become a Primary School teacher, you can top up your qualifications with a one-year PGCE course to gain Qualified Teacher Status, subject to application. Year one
  • Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts
  • Learning and Development
  • Introduction to Safeguarding in Education
  • Educational Environments
  • An Introduction to the History and Sociology of Education
  • Key Issues in Education Today
Year two
  • Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts 2
  • Psychology of Education
  • Educational Policy and Context
  • Global Childhoods
  • Education, Faith and Philosophy
  • Planning an Enquiry
Year three
  • Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts 3
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Educational Leadership and Management
  • Current Issues and International Perspectives
  • Education and the Media
  • Special Study

Course details

Modules

Year one - Compulsory Modules: Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts, Learning and Development, Introduction to Safeguarding in Education, Educational Environments, An Introduction to the History and Sociology of Education, Key Issues in Education Today. Year two - Compulsory Modules: Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts 2, Psychology of Education, Educational Policy and Context, Global Childhoods, Education, Faith and Philosophy, Planning an Enquiry. Year three - Compulsory Modules: Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts 3, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Educational Leadership and Management, Current Issues and International Perspectives, Education and the Media, Special Study.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X301
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
London - Tower Hamlets
Campus code:
T

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English at C/4 or above

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
75%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Education Studies at University of Cumbria - UCAS