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Course summary

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.
Through the course you will use your developing knowledge to build and justify your own educational value system and evaluate how education is influenced by international practices. You will also have experiences of working with educational technology and consider how educational practices can adapt to a changing world. You will also complete a practical placement during the second year of your degree, giving you first-hand experience of working in the world of education and developing important employability skills as you prepare for your next steps beyond graduation. We are committed to creating a supportive and challenging learning environment in which you can thrive and develop. You will be provided with lots of opportunities to explore and debate ideas. The course is designed to promote independence so that you become a more confident, autonomous, creative lifelong learner as you go through the course. We will challenge you to not only develop your own areas of interest within education and feel confident to learn about these in a meaningful way, but will also challenge you to discover your full potential while at university.

How to apply

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City South Campus, Edgbaston
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

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IELTS (Academic)6with 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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16085 Year 1
International £16085 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Education Studies at Birmingham City University - UCAS