Education and Learning at University of Bolton - UCAS

Course summary

Teaching, learning and schooling shape lives. But how do we learn? Why are our experiences of education so varied? How do we promote equality in education and training? The University of Bolton's BA (Hons) Education and Learning course gives you an exciting opportunity to explore these and other vital education issues in depth. The BA (Hons) in Education and Learning is a fascinating degree at the University of Bolton that allows you to study a balanced combination of current educational policy and the history, sociology, philosophy and psychology of education. It's an excellent opportunity to explore in-depth some of the key current issues affecting education in the UK and abroad. Key themes in this course include critical and reflective thinking, equality and diversity. By thinking about how we learn consciously and subconsciously, we'll explore how formal learning, alongside acquired knowledge, shapes our lives, interests and value structures. We also encourage you to research and analyse a range of educational practices and reflect on your own and others' experiences of education. This will help you think critically about learning and teaching, and how education is perceived and received. You'll be well prepared for postgraduate studies when you complete this course successfully. Although the course doesn't lead directly to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you'll have first-hand experience in schools or other educational establishments to support your application for teacher training.


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

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University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics. Please note that if you intend to progress to an initial teacher education qualification (PGCE) in Primary teaching after completing this degree, you'll need GCSEs at grade C or above or grades 4 to 9 in English Language, Mathematics and Science. If you don't have these qualifications on entry to the BA (Hons) Education and Learning, you'll need to achieve these qualifications independently while you study towards the degree. Please be aware that the following Level 2 qualifications are not accepted for entry to a Primary PGCE: Adult Literacy, Adult Numeracy, Functional Skills, Key Skills in Application of Number, and Key Skills in Communication. If you don't possess A-levels and/or GCSEs and intend to progress to an initial teacher education qualification (PGCE), especially Primary, after completing this degree, we would strongly recommend contacting potential PGCE course providers to clarify what their entry requirements will be. We'd love to have an informal chat with you about this course, either over the phone or in person. If you wish to meet in person, please contact the programme leader to arrange a mutually convenient time. Our open days are an especially good time to visit us and find out more. (While we reserve the right to interview you or ask you to undergo other forms of assessment to determine your suitability for study, it's not our usual practice for this course.)

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

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

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £47850* Whole course
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £47850* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Education and Learning at University of Bolton - UCAS