Education is central to the development of our society, and to study education is to study the way that society develops. Our BA (Hons) Education Studies course covers theoretical and practical aspects of education across the lifespan (from birth to lifelong learning), and from a variety of perspectives. Throughout the course, you will critically reflect on the aims, values, principles, and policies of the UK education system, as well as educational systems around the world. The course draws from a range of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, law, history, philosophy, and politics to investigate issues and debates that are relevant to education, and to explore the ways in which these academic fields have contributed to the development of education in the UK and beyond. This multi-disciplinary approach to education is designed to enhance the breadth and depth of your knowledge and equip you to take a variety of different career paths. At the heart of the course are four key themes:
- a commitment to recognising education as a positive power for social justice, equity, and inclusion
- the role of education in an increasingly globalised world
- the role of technology in education and considering how changes and developments in technology drive changes to education
- a commitment to developing your employability through building a strong portfolio of academic and professional skills.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education, NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (from September 2014), NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator), NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care: B. Considered with A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s). NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator), NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator): A*. Considered with A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s)
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|with no subtest below 5.5
Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6, with no subtest below 5.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.
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