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Course summary

Overview Our ability to learn, educate and teach is part of what makes us human. It allows us to change not only ourselves, but also our society. Quite simply, education can change the course of history. On this course, you’ll gain the knowledge and expertise you need to understand education within a range of educational contexts. Learning from practitioners, researchers, and experts you’ll study different approaches and contexts to learning and knowledge, and how we develop as lifelong learners. Education extends far beyond what takes place in school, and so on this course you’ll study how knowledge is shared, and the role of education within society. Drawing on experts in many fields, this degree equips you with the skills and knowledge to better understand the role of education in the 21st century. You’ll also spend a year overseas, widening your perspective on education or studying a different but related discipline. About This Course On this course, you’ll study the role of education within societies and cultures, as well as how schools and other educational settings shape our lives. You’ll address different approaches to education. You’ll also examine the ways people learn across a wide range of educational institutions, both in the UK and beyond, including in primary schools, secondary schools, museums and charities. And you’ll examine how education, childhood, adolescence and lifelong-learning interrelate. Throughout your degree, you’ll examine cutting-edge issues in educational theory, practice, and policy, guided by experts in various fields with reference to a range of national and international settings. You’ll discover topics such as education as an academic discipline, international education and learning, and the relationship between education and the media. You’ll explore developmental, moral and social issues in education. All this will be underpinned by the history, philosophy, psychology and sociology of education. The course will help prepare you for a range of career pathways, developing your practical and academic skills. You’ll learn to engage with research throughout the course, and in your third year, you’ll study abroad for a year before returning to UEA for your final year. You’ll be able to choose from a range of universities, including universities across North America, Australia and New Zealand. In your final year, you’ll complete a research project on a topic of your choice under the supervision of a lecturer who’s actively engaged in research. Throughout your studies, key skills learning is integrated to ensure you have the opportunity to develop the attributes employers value in a range of fields related to education. These skills, which include writing, teamwork, communication, presentation and problem solving, will enhance your self-confidence and employability. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £19250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
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