Education Studies at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

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Are you ready for a future in education but want to keep your career options open? Our dynamic BA (Hons) Education Studies degree lets you do just that. You will take learning beyond the classroom, as you study education in its broadest sense. This unique course covers early years through to adult education - exploring a diverse range of subject areas, including sociology, policy, globalisation, technology, and social justice. With a wide range of modules, you will have the freedom to build your own degree in line with your specific interests and career aims. Topics include education with a teaching focus; art, culture and heritage; youth studies and globalisation. From day one, we will help you give real-life context to your studies and gain hands-on experience. Enhanced work-based learning and placement opportunities available through the Nottingham Institute of Education (NIoE) will give you industry experience - making you even more attractive to future employers. So, whether you’re new to the world of work or are planning a career change, you will be well prepared with our extensive network of 600 partnerships in settings, schools, colleges and the community. Why study this course?

  • Freedom to build your own degree with the choice of a wide range of modules in line with your specific interests and career aims.
  • Hands-on experience throughout your degree in a variety of educational employment roles through over 600 partnerships with local settings, schools, colleges and organisations.
  • Work-based learning opportunities are embedded throughout the course. You will have the opportunity to access a placement experience in Year One, Two and Three.
  • In Year Three, achieve up to 40 integrated credits at level 7, allowing you to submit work at Masters level, giving you the opportunity to transition APAL onto a part-time Masters in education programme.
What you’ll study Our BA (Hons) Education Studies degree explores how people develop and learn throughout their lives. You will analyse education, drawing upon a range of disciplines, including sociology, policy, globalisation, technology and social justice. You will examine how people have experienced education and how society and culture influence what is taught and how. Throughout the course, you will consider education as being something that happens in both classroom and community contexts. Government policy and initiatives will be explored to identify how policy affects local, national and international educational practices, as well as peoples’ life chances.


In Year One, you’ll study the following modules: Outdoor Learning; What is Education?; Developing Learning; Academic Skills; and Community Education ChalleNGe. In Year Two, you’ll study the following core modules: Experiential Learning & Placement; Education Policy and Practice ; and Research Methods in Education. You’ll also choose from the following optional modules: Youth Health & Well-being; Learning through Arts & Culture; Inclusive Education in a Global World; Navigating the Classroom and Curriculum; Education and Young People; Object-based Learning: Combining Arts & Culture with the Classroom; Comparative and International Education; and Sociology of Education. In Year Three, you’ll study the following core modules: Research Project: Research in Education; Social Justice and Morality; and Education and Digital Technology - Teaching and Learning in an Online World. You’ll also choose from the following optional modules: Advice and Guidance in Practice; Race, Media and Popular Culture; Global Citizenship and Education for Sustainable Development; Forced migration and education: Key issues; Informal, Inclusive and Alternative Education; Society, Culture and Identity; Education in a Globalised World; and Radical Education.

Assessment method

There are no formal exams during this course; we use a variety of assessment types to allow you to demonstrate your strengths across a number of skill sets.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Tuition fees for for Home undergraduate students for 2024 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Education Studies at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS