Education Studies with Placement (Accelerated Route) at University of Cumbria - UCAS

University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education Studies with Placement (Accelerated Route)

Course summary

Do you have a passion to shape and change people’s lives? Are you interested in a career in education but not sure if you are ready to get in to teaching? Do you want to gain experience in a range of educational settings of your choice? Our two-year degree is a fast-track version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you'll gain a full honours degree, but graduate a year earlier. It's a stepping stone to a variety of life-long and rewarding career options. COURSE OVERVIEW Explore the nature, scope and purpose of education across formal and informal systems, national and global settings, from early childhood studies to Higher Education. This course provides opportunities to ask the ‘big questions’ of learning and challenges perspectives, allowing you to grow into an education expert. Written and designed by an experienced tutor team, including staff who have researched and written widely across the education field, you’ll study a range of subjects associated with education and discover the world of social justice, policy and current affairs. There are opportunities to gain valuable placement experiences in a variety of educational settings through work-based learning. The flexibility of our placements enables you to gain experience in specialist areas that are of interest to you and start making a difference through education before you even graduate. ON THIS COURSE

  • Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills drawn from a range of subjects such as sociology, psychology, philosophy and policy.
  • Combine theoretical knowledge with practice by undertaking practical placements each year; enhancing your academic knowledge and boosting your employability.
  • Be allocated two days of the week to carry out your placement which can be voluntary or paid, giving you the flexibility to work whilst you study.
  • Benefit from an intimate learning environment, including a personal tutor and small class groups.
  • Learn flexibly, studying areas of education that are of interest to you and complete research on educational issues and settings, developing analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Have the accessibility of studying in London, Carlisle, or Lancaster, campuses surrounded by rich opportunities for study, placement, and student life.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN 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 careers in museum, hospital and prison education. 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. You'll also gain real life experience of educational settings enabling you to make links between theory and practice, become reflective practitioners, and develop a wide range of graduate and employability skills. Our placements enable you to gain experience in areas that are of interest to you and network with relevant stakeholders in those fields. Other practical aspects of this education course include visits to a range of educational settings and completing certified Safeguarding, Prevent and Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) training. Year 1
  • Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts
  • Learning and Development
  • Introduction to Safeguarding in Education
  • Educational Environments
  • Introduction to the History and Sociology of Education
  • Key Issues in Education Today
  • Psychology of Education
  • Global Childhoods
  • Education, Faith and Philosophy
Year 2
  • Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts 2
  • Educational Policy and Context
  • Planning an Enquiry
  • Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts 3
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Educational Leadership and Management
  • Current Issues in Education and International Perspectives
  • Education and the Media
  • Special Study

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language at C/4 or above

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11100 Year 1
England £11100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100 Year 1
Scotland £11100 Year 1
Wales £11100 Year 1
International £16290 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Education Studies with Placement (Accelerated Route) at University of Cumbria - UCAS