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Course summary

Education is one of the important aspects of children's, young people's and adult's lives. It can define a future, develop confidence in learning in many ways, ensuring we can all participate successfully in our local and national communities. This degree combines an understanding of how education is a natural and essential part of our world, embracing theory as well as opportunities to develop education experiences across a range of educational sectors both professionally and within our communities. You’ll combine theory and work experience to develop the skills needed for a range of educational roles, from mentoring, coaching, deepening educational engagement and working with children and families to teaching and beyond. This course is for those who want to work with people in any professional context that involves learning and supporting children and young people to learn. During the course you will experience the opportunity to work on projects, encounter different ways of learning and also benefit from volunteer, community and professional placements so that you can explore your role in learning and educational practices. As a graduate from our BA (Hons) Education programme, you could progress onto roles in the community, within schools and colleges, training organisations, educational support and welfare. Students also progress into post-graduate opportunities such as teacher training, education and social work . In addition to our education studies programme we now offer optional pathways in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Mental Health and Wellbeing or Education for Our Sustainable World. These pathways provide an opportunity for specialism in these important educational fields, through studying specialist modules, and also tailored work experiences. On successful completion of study you will graduate as: BA (Hons) Education Studies or BA (Hons) Education Studies with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or BA (Hons) Education Studies with Mental Health and Wellbeing or BA (Hons) Education Studies with Education for Our Sustainable World.


Year one modules: Children, Families and Society Keeping Children and Young People Safe in Education The Emergent Graduate Professional The Evolution of Education Year two modules: Compulsory modules Contemporary Issues in Education Perspectives of Learning and Development Research Methods Optional modules: Mental Health in Context Principles of Outdoor Pedagogy Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Exploring Alternative and Global Educational Contexts Year three compulsory modules: Collaborative Working in Multi-Professional Contexts Independent Research Project Digital Future of Education-21st Century Learner Optional modules: Mental Health Practice Provision Education for A Sustainable World SEND and the Changing World of Work Coaching and Mentoring in Education

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, seminars, one to one meetings and workshops. We include practical sessions using outdoor spaces in our community. 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 assessments. There are a variety of final coursework assessments, such as reports, portfolio, digital and project work, presentations and pitches, and the final year, independent project.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Education Studies at Staffordshire University - UCAS