Education Studies

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Discover the lasting impact that Education has on people’s lives. You’ll combine theory and work experience to develop the skills needed for teaching and beyond. Combining theory with practice, both courses are ideal if you want to work with people in any professional context that involves learning. As a graduate from our BA (Hons) Education programme, you could progress onto roles in learning support, educational administration and management, and community learning. Previous graduates have also progressed onto teacher training routes. On successful completion of study we will issue the following award BA (Hons) Education Studies Course Content Our courses have been designed to provide a range of learning experiences. These include lectures, individual tutorials, group tutorials, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning, practical work placements, sector visits, fieldtrips and independent study. In Year 1, your learning will commence with a focus on Personal, Professional and Academic Development and progress to cover topics such as an Introduction to Young Children’s Development, Policy and Practice: Past and Present, and Safeguarding and Child Protection. In Year 2, topics such as Professionalism and Educational Strategies, Understanding Equal Opportunities and Inclusion, and Contemporary issues in Education are covered. In Year 3, you’ll focus on modules including: Supporting Educational Practice, and Comparative Education, as well as completing an Independent Research Project. During the course you will benefit from a number of extended work placements. Initially, these will let you explore how you see yourself and your role within a professional working environment. Later placements will focus on how you work individually and in teams, and how you contribute to the aims, ethos and culture of the workplace.

Course details

Modules

Academic year The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September. Modules This an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2019/2020 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2019-2020 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate. Year 1 compulsory modules: Personal, Professional and Academic Development Policy and Practice: Past and Present An Introduction to Young Children’s Development Safeguarding and Child Protection Year 2 compulsory modules: Professionalism and Educational Strategies Understanding Equal Opportunities and Inclusion Contemporary Issues in Education Youth and Community Education (Standard route only) Children with Complex Needs Contemporary Issues in Education Year 3 compulsory modules: Supporting Educational Practice Comparative Education Research Methods Independent Research Project

Assessment method

Teaching Students learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we teach through a combination of lectures, workshops, and practical sessions. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. Assessment Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. Learning support In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management). Additional support Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Feedback You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeX300
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at [email protected] for further advise
A level CCC Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 96 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 96 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 96 UCAS points
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCCCD) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Tarrif points from composite elements of IB Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualificaiton.
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H4, H4, H4, H4
HNC (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Education Studies at Staffordshire University - UCAS