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Course summary

Explore the world of education in-depth. You’ll discover which aspects you are passionate about and have the freedom to develop a pathway towards your career choice. Discover the world of education and which aspects fire your passion. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Use experiential learning to see first-hand how theory links into practice
  • Gain a wide understanding of educational systems and practices in the UK in schools, or settings such as community education, museums and prisons
  • Question educational issues including the social influences surrounding how children learn and potential barriers to learning
  • Gain an understanding of current issues in education systems around the world and how they relate to the UK
  • Study topics independently and develop high-level research skills to prepare for your dissertation
Find out more Supportive study to suit you You’ll learn from a dedicated and supportive course team who will help you tailor the course to your professional ambitions. In your final year, you’ll research a subject of your choosing in your dissertation. Completing a placement each year will reinforce the theory you learn in lectures and give you invaluable professional experience. Expanding your horizons During year two, you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of volunteering opportunities and study abroad for one or two semesters. In year three, you’ll select modules based on your career aspirations. Professional insights You’ll have access to a range of guest speakers, who will each give their own perspectives on current educational issues. These experts cover topics such as:
  • Social work
  • Primary and secondary schooling
  • Educational opportunities for those not in mainstream schooling
  • Children and young people’s services
  • The NHS
  • Community organisations
Why study Education Studies at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Guest lectures delivered by leaders from the schools, children and young people’s and family workforce as well as social work, the NHS and community-based services
  • Professional placement opportunities in a wide range of settings
  • Experience our strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations
  • Develop your research and reflective skills to assist your ongoing professional development
  • Distinctive and creative programme with the flexibility to support your career direction


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Introduction to Policy Studies
  • Evolution of the Education System
  • Academic Self
  • Whose Curriculum? Whose Knowledge?
  • Applying Educational Research
  • Professional Development 1
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Inequality of Schooling & Social Justice
  • Comparative Studies in Global Education
  • Introduction to Education Philosophy
  • Research Methods & Ethics
  • Professional Development 2
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Multi-disciplinary Working: from Teaching to Social Work
  • Professional Development 3
  • Dissertation
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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