Are you passionate about educating children or young people? 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 study and immerse yourself in key educational issues and debates 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. We’ll analyse and debate these issues together, drawing on ideas from a wide range of disciplines including sociology, psychology, history and politics. You’ll be challenged to consider if children have too few or too many rights, debate the relevance of the national curriculum, question if ‘ability’ can ever be accurately measured and discuss what changes would need to be made to ensure schooling is fair and ethical for all. In your final year, you will select themes from your study of psychology relating to education and examine the teaching profession through film, TV and literature. Radical ideas regarding educational practice and new ideas to support inclusion are considered. During your degree, you’ll complete professional work placements in an educational setting linking your academic learning to current educational practice. You’ll gain vital experience that will prepare you for a professional role in education or for teacher training. Professional placements Our students have taken up placement roles in primary and secondary schools, hospitals, nurseries, community education centres, police services and charity organisations. We’ll work with you to find placements that match your interests and career aspirations. Career opportunities Our graduates go on to 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 or teaching, subject to postgraduate study.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Introduction to the Psychology of Education; Introduction to the Philosophy of Education; Childhood, Society and Social Policy in Education; Education Policy and the Curriculum; Education, Inequality and Social Justice; From Instructor to Provider: Change and Continuity in the Roles of Educators; Beyond Boundaries: Comparative, Global and Democratic Education; Inclusion, SEN and Disability.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
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