Education Studies at University of Cumbria - UCAS

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. Course Overview 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. **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

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London - Tower Hamlets
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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)

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Student Outcomes

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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

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Education Studies at University of Cumbria - UCAS