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Education changes people’s lives. It is central to our society and a topic of heated debate. Our Education BA(Hons) enables you to develop in-depth knowledge of education across all ages that will open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. You will experience a dynamic learning approach, encountering new ideas, perspectives and world views. Drawing on psychology, sociology, philosophy, history and social policy, your studies will offer you a solid foundation for your understanding of the subject. You’ll benefit from the flexibility of the course which enables you to tailor learning to your own areas of interests. Previous students have focused on areas including primary teaching, international education, special educational needs and disability. Placement opportunities, either in the UK or overseas, offer you the opportunity to apply your learning in a setting of your choice and explore potential career paths. Our students have spent their placements with schools, local authorities, prisons, community groups, museums, charities, the police and youth centres. You will be taught by a highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic team using facilities that include our curriculum centre with its 30,000 specialist resources. Events such as our employability day and Education BA conference will help to ensure you graduate with well-rounded skills. The Education BA(Hons) significantly enhances prospects, opening doors to further study as well as professional employment. Many of our students choose to stay with us after graduation, securing places on our PGCE and MA courses as the next step towards their career in education.
In your first year you will explore a range of psychological and sociological theories of human development, and examine the role of the family and wider institutions in education and development. You'll also experience your first placement. In Year 2 you will look at theories of how culture, aid and globalisation shape today's education. A key feature of the second year is an eight-week placement. In your final year you will learn the key knowledge, initiatives, policies and ideas around education and undertake a period of individual research and a dissertation, specific to your own interests and career aspirations.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 96 points|
|A level||CCC - BBC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits||Pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in communication, numeracy and IT required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 15 credits at distinction and the rest at merit.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||Must include three subjects at Higher Level.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) at least three subjects including English language and maths (or equivalent)|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
International applicants applying outside of the EU are normally asked to have a Skype or phone interview with the admissions tutor before a decision is made.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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