University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education Studies

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Course summary

Do you have an interest in education? Are you keen to study aspects of education without committing to becoming a teacher? Do you see education as a subject in its own right? Well, we’ve designed our Education Studies programme so you can explore the nature, scope and purpose of education in formal and informal systems. You’ll study it from a national and global point of view, in vocational and non-vocational education and training and in lifelong learning. Why Choose University of Cumbria? We’ll support you to achieve success in the DipHE and there will be an opportunity to progress to the BA (Hons) programme. We’ll even help you with additional support for the skills test to give you the chance to move onto initial teacher training. Practical experience sits at the heart of our course, so all the theory you learn in seminars will be backed up by work experience. Not only will this boost your confidence, it’ll bolster your CV.

  • We have a strong partnership with educational providers and can help you to secure work experience as you study to enhance your job prospects
  • You will study in small class groups, so we will get to know you well
  • You will be allocated a personal tutor from the start of your studies, who will support and guide you
  • Work-based placements will enhance your academic knowledge and boost your employability
  • You’ll boost your professional and employability skills throughout your studies
  • You’ll have the flexibility to follow and research your own interests
  • Help to progress onto further studies such as the full BA (Hons) Education Studies
  • You’ll be taught by tutors with education backgrounds to bring real-life experience into your learning
So, if you’re passionate about education, this is the perfect course for you. This programme is for those who are interested in education, not necessarily in a school environment. The first year will introduce you to a number of different educational areas with the opportunity to gain work experience as you study. This work-based learning is a key aspect in enabling you to make links between theoretical aspects of learning with the more practical application within an educational setting. Throughout the course we will provide support to develop your own employability skills, helping you to focus on your plans once you have graduated. Through the support of experienced tutors, who will take time to get to know you and properly explore options, you will be able to choose the right path to make the most of your studies at a professional level. Each year will provide opportunities to develop your research skills, and work-based learning will be negotiated with your personal tutor to match your needs. The course will include modules around personal learning, academic discourses, educational policy and context, comparative education, educational environments, reflection, safeguarding, global childhoods, philosophy and the child development. Upon achieving success in the DipHE, there will be the opportunity to progress to the BA (Hons) programme if you wish to continue with your education. With additional support for the skills test throughout your period of study, you may wish to move onto initial teacher training. This would place you in an ideal position in your professional development to apply for a postgraduate teacher training course leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). After completing a PGCE QTS or additional development course, you'll go onto a successful career in the education sector. Some of our students go into primary school education, children's centres, nurseries and museums, whilst others become professional nannies and childminders.

Course details

Modules

Year one - Compulsory Modules: Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts, Learning and Development, Introduction to Safeguarding in Education, Educational Environments, An Introduction to the History and Sociology of Education, Key Issues in Education Today. Year two - Compulsory Modules: Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts 2, Psychology of Education, Educational Policy and Context, Global Childhoods, Education, Faith and Philosophy, Planning an Enquiry.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X302
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
London - Tower Hamlets
Campus code:
T

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English at grade C/4 or above.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Unistats information

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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
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Education Studies at University of Cumbria - UCAS