Education Studies at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS

Education Studies

Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Are you passionate about educating children? Are you interested in becoming a teacher, but also want to keep your options open for other graduate careers in education? Education Studies gives you the opportunity to understand key education issues and relate them to practice, preparing you for a range of careers in the education sector. You'll learn by exploring real issues facing education today, asking questions such as: Do children have too few or too many rights? Is the national curriculum relevant or outdated? Can 'ability' ever be accurately measured? We'll analyse and debate these issues together, drawing on ideas from a wide range of disciplines including sociology, psychology, history and politics. During your degree, you'll complete two professional work placements in an educational setting. Linking what you've learnt to educational practice, you'll gain vital experience that will prepare you for a professional role in education or teacher training. Our course is UK-focused, yet draws on the international context. You'll also have the opportunity to explore education in other countries with our Study Abroad programme, which will give you a distinctive edge if you want to enter the competitive international careers market. Placement opportunities ​​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Professional work experience is vital when applying for postgraduate study in teacher training or other careers in education. You'll complete a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year, so you'll graduate with up to 11 weeks' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year. We'll work with you to find a placement that matches your career aspirations, which could be in a variety of organisations, including school and hospital education units. We also encourage you to consider volunteering and other work experience in your final year, and can support you in finding relevant opportunities. Graduate opportunities You'll be prepared for a wide range of careers in education, including family support, youth and community work, student support, disability support, teaching support, or general graduate-level positions. You'll also be well-prepared for a career in social work, subject to postgraduate study. If you want to become a teacher, this course will prepare you for postgraduate teacher training at all levels: primary, secondary, further and higher education.

Course details


Modules on this course will include the following: History of Education, Critical Thinking Skills, Childhood, Social Policy and Education, Education Policy, Language and Thinking in the School Years, Pedagogy, Practice, Assessment and Frameworks, and Inclusion, SEN and Disability.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Course codeX301
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £11250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Education Studies at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS