University Centre Weston

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bath Spa University

Education, Society and Childhood

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Course summary

This degree will develop your knowledge of the education system on a national and international basis. You will explore the concept of education and gain an understanding of the role that it plays in today’s society. You will explore how the education system continues to be shaped by social, political and economic factors and assess the impact that these factors have on young people. You will focus on how it affects their identity and how the impact that this can have upon their development. Within the BA(Hons) Education, Society and Childhood you will explore the long-term outcomes for disaffected students and understand how society supports them so that they develop to their full potential. You will then use this knowledge to address a broad range of themes and ideas including gender in the early years, alternatives to schooling, mental health and wellbeing, as well as institutional racism. You will have opportunities within this degree to delve into areas of interest for you to develop your specialist knowledge which may support your future employment prospects. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with employers as well as undertaking a placement. This will allow you to have relevant experience of putting your skills and knowledge into practice and set you on the path to follow your chosen career. We offer support for your academic, personal and career development throughout the programme. As well as having access to a professional network made up guest speakers, work-based learning opportunities. If you already practice in an education or community setting, we’ll work with you so you can use your experience to inform your studies. This degree gives you the opportunity to apply knowledge and learning in a context that matches your interests and/or intended career route. You take part in seminars, lectures, tutorials, and personal research. The course has been designed around three key themes that are developed upon in each academic year.


Full-time year 1: Philosophy of Education Supporting Healthy Development Childhood Development and Beyond Working together to Safeguard Young People The Reflective Practitioner Full-time year 2: Approaches to Curriculum and Pedagogy Engaging with Research Listening to Young People Professional Practice Full-time year 3: Professional Development Contemporary Issues in Education Constructions of Childhood

Assessment method

This course has an average of 7 hours of scheduled teaching per week and a work experience element totalling an average of 12 hours per week. Assessment is via a combination of practical assessments and coursework.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

International Students are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit prior to a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) being issued. The remaining 50% is payable at enrolment with UCW.
Education, Society and Childhood at University Centre Weston - UCAS