Education and Youth Studies at University of Winchester - UCAS

University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Education and Youth Studies

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Course summary

  • Excellent preparation if you want to become a teacher, or keep your options open for other careers in educational services
  • Gain the skills to work with young people in a wide range of settings
  • Voluntary work with children and young people in your second year counts towards academic credit
  • Choose from an extensive range of modules around your own developing specialist areas of interest
  • Learn from passionate and dedicated staff in a community of knowledge
Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people, families and communities? Our Education and Youth Studies degree provides you with the knowledge and critical understanding to explore the nature and functions of education in relation to young people with their families and communities. If you aspire to teach or work with young people, this fascinating programme prepares you for a rewarding career in a variety of roles. It also arms you with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and contribute to the education and lives of young people. Understanding education as a lever for social and political change, this course combines the study of education in its broadest sense – from philosophical, political, historical, sociological and cultural perspectives – with the exploration of a variety of policies and practices relevant to the lives of young people, their families and communities. You select from a range of modules which enable you to develop your own interests through themes including: philosophies of education, power, gender, inclusion, early childhood, ecology and technology. These themes help you to explore a variety of factors which affect the learning, development, health and wellbeing of young people. You also consider changes in ideas concerned with family life, ways of caring for others, and expectations of educational and wider provision for young people and their families. This allows you to reflect on the significance of the ways in which individuals think, act and relate to others in society. The course is both a rigorous academic degree and excellent preparation for those who wish to become a teacher, or work with young people in a range of other settings. It is also a solid grounding for those who wish to pursue MA routes, such as the MA Philosophy of Education. In Year 1, core modules such as Literacies in Higher Education, Educators, Development in Childhood and Adolescence and Understanding Inequality, introduce key concepts and skills. Social and Political Thought, and Social Research are core modules in Year 2, and you also choose from a range of progressive, optional modules such as: Technology and Education, Constructing Identity, and Social Inclusion and Exclusion. In your final year, you may choose from cutting-edge modules including Gender Roles in Schools; Inclusion and Refugees, Deconstructing Philosophies of Education, and Young People’s Mental Health. You also complete your dissertation by exploring in-depth an area of special interest to you. Opportunities to work alongside young people through an optional volunteering module at level 5 enable you to make informed career choices. Graduates enter rewarding professions in educational roles within public services, teaching, working in extended schools, business, service industries, charities and voluntary organisations, early years settings, libraries, museums, health services, services for young people, and children’s services.est.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Education and Youth Studies at University of Winchester - UCAS