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Our BSc Education is designed for students who have an interest in education and who are looking for the opportunity to pursue this interest in a broad social science context. Your study will be informed by our research in education and the latest developments in policy and practice, encompassing aspects of culture and identity, childhood and youth, gender and ethnicity, and social justice and inclusion. Core modules are aimed at developing a deep understanding of the social, historical, political, economic and developmental contexts of education – in Wales, the UK and internationally. Having a broad understanding of education provides you with an essential basis for challenging many of our common sense beliefs about education and society. This approach will enable you to play a role in helping to transform and improve how we think about and practice education. Distinctive features Our close links with policy makers, as well as local schools, colleges and other education/training organisations, provide opportunities for you to actively engage with educators and practice. Although this is not a teaching qualification, it is a chance to study education in ways that go beyond a focus on classroom practice. You will study the wider debates around education, laying the foundation for a wide variety of careers. The opportunity for you to learn in a School that was ranked 3rd in the UK for research quality in sociology and 5th for education in the 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF). The involvement of research-active staff in teaching. The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment. The variety of modules on offer in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary School.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||You will not need to achieve these from any specific subjects but please note General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted. Contextually flagged applications (such as those students leaving care or from areas where there has traditionally been low rates of participation in higher education) may receive an offer at one grade lower.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Must be in a related subject.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB||You will not need to achieve these from any specific subjects but please note General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted. Contextually flagged applications (such as those students leaving care or from areas where there has traditionally been low rates of participation in higher education) may receive an offer at one grade lower.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Achieve the IB Diploma with a minimum of 17 in 3 HL subjects.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language Grade C or 4, IGCSE English First Language grade C, IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C.|
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.