University of Sunderland

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education Studies

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Course summary

If you recognise the effect of a good education for people and societies to prosper, then studying education will enable you to contribute to its development and make a difference to the lives of those who experience it. Education is a discipline in its own right and educators are able to critically evaluate the principles and practices of education and of the systems and structures which underpin it. The degree has an interdisciplinary focus and you will examine all phases of education from a range historical, philosophical, political, sociological, psychological and educational perspectives. This course has 85% Overall Satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2020

Course details


Module descriptors can be viewed on the Education Studies course page on the University website.

Assessment method

This course is taught via small group work, workshops, lectures, tutorials, computer-based learning, presentations and independent learning. Your progress will be assessed with essays, reports, group work, seminar presentations and self-evaluation. Throughout the degree you'll have one-to-one support from academic staff.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

The following qualifications are also accepted for this course: Qualified Teacher Status A Certificate in Education (Cert Ed) A Professional Certificate of Education (PGCE) A Foundation Degree If you don’t have the necessary academic qualifications, but you have relevant work experience or qualifications you may still be eligible.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit our website to find out about our range of Scholarships. EU applicants that hold EU settlement/pre-settlement will be charged £9250
Education Studies at University of Sunderland - UCAS