Education Studies

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This course offers a holistic approach to education and learning, relating appropriate theory to practice; a key feature of the course is a progressive understanding of you as a learner and as a learning practitioner. A significant feature of the programme is the work placement at each level that can take place across a variety of workplace settings. Whereas initial placements are more to do with how you see yourself within a professional working environment, later placements will focus on how you work with others individually and in teams and how you see yourself as contributing to the aims, ethos and culture of the workplace. The course has been designed to meet the needs of anyone looking to work with people in any professional context that involves learning. This includes anyone considering working in educational settings such as:- schools, colleges, academies, museums and art galleries, youth services, education departments within film, theatre, radio and television, the armed forces etc. This degree in Education Studies offers access to a wide variety of career and academic options. You may progress to employment within family and children centres, care support, educational administration and management, play work, learning support and many other educational contexts. Alternatively, you may enter teaching through PGCE, Schools Direct, Schools Direct (salaried) and SCITT routes.

Course details


Level 4: Personal, professional and Academic Development, Policy and Practice: Past and Present, An Introduction to Young Children’s Development, Safeguarding and child protection. Level 5: Professionalism and educational strategies, Understanding Equal Opportunities and Inclusion, Contemporary Issues in Education, Youth and Community Education or Pedagogy and practice in the Outdoors. Level 6: Supporting Educational Practice, Comparative Education, Research methods, Independent Research Project.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in every module of the programme. The assessments are designed to test achievement of the module’s learning outcomes and you will be given information about what is expected of you at the start of each module. Assessment types, volume and length have been closely considered by the University team to allow students to develop skills and knowledge outlined within module assessment criteria. Some modules have more than one assessment task and will be linked to the teaching and learning methods of the module

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL510
Institution code S72
Campus nameAshton Sixth Form College
Campus codeI

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5950 Year 1
EU £5950 Year 1
England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit
Education Studies at Staffordshire University - UCAS