Why is our education system organised the way it is? How can those working within the sector influence social justice and empower those in education? Throughout our education course, you’ll explore these and other questions from a range of disciplinary perspectives. From media, youth and play to disability, citizenship and development you’ll consider issues such as the way education differs across national and international contexts. We want to make your experience as interactive and collaborative as possible. The course is designed to introduce you to a range of current debates and contemporary issues in education, combined with practical experience. As you progress through the degree, you will have the option to explore your personal journey within education, tailoring your study to your career intentions. You may opt for units focusing on issues such as global agendas in education, or volunteer in a nursery to understand child development. This course also offers the chance to explore areas of secondary education opening up new, exciting, career opportunities. You will be encouraged to take a critical perspective throughout, and you will balance academic skills with practical experience. You’ll learn through a mix of lectures, projects and placements, tutorials, presentations and discussions. Some of the ways you might learn include group work with your peers, debating topical issues in education and delivering group presentations. This is to help you develop the confidence to present to an audience, whether you’re speaking to a classroom of eight-year-olds, your friends or educational professionals. This course offers a foundation year. Features and Benefits
- Practical Experience- You’ll have the opportunity to work in a school or alternative educational setting, and contribute to real community projects.
- Teaching expertise- Our teaching team has practical experience across a range of educational settings (including schools, youth and community projects, local government and criminal justice) and are engaged in cutting-edge educational research.
- Learn More- Opportunity to learn about education beyond the classroom, such as inclusion and special educational needs.
- Recognition - We ranked 5th in the UK for Childhood and Youth Studies in the Complete University Guide 2022.
- Student support - Wide range of initiatives, including lecture recordings, tutorials and drop-in sessions – both in-person and online.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English Language or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills English. DBS and Child Disqualification checks required. Instructions on how to complete these checks will be provided once you hold a firm offer for this course.
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Fees and funding
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