Overview Our Education Studies degree will prepare you for a rewarding career in the education sector. You will explore how education influences and is influenced by key theories and debates, including whether education is socially just, how it is influenced by race, gender, social class, religion and culture and how education can be made more inclusive. The course will enable you to pursue a diverse range of roles including primary and secondary education, prison education, charity education, educational policy, coaching and mentoring and international development. It will also offer opportunities in learning support and supporting learners with special educational needs. Your course is assessed in a variety of ways – but we do not do exams. Each of the three years consists of a range of optional modules so you can tailor your subjects to your interests. You will also undertake your own research on an area of your interest enabling you to really go into depth in an area that you care most about. You can also choose to study a semester, or your 3rd year, internationally. Education Studies deals with the issues of the day and in all your studies, you'll apply your learning to real-world issues. These will include how best to tackle bullying, how we can better include underrepresented or marginalised groups, how education works across the world and our course also considers the climate emergency. Whatever the main news of the day, we consider how it intersects with Education. Key features
- There is a wide range of module choices to suit a variety of interests.
- There is an array of diverse career opportunities that are enhanced from doing the Education Studies degree at Worcester. These include prison education, forest schools, work with diverse groups, further education, higher education and youth work.
- You can go on to complete a Master's degree upon successful completion of the course, which can lead to many opportunities in Higher Education.
- Excellent teacher training progression opportunities: a 2.2 degree classification or above will enable you to be considered for an interview for one of our PGCE Primary courses, provided you meet the course prerequisites.
- Strong course links with teacher training providers and a huge variety of employers within the education sector provide excellent placement opportunities.
- 20th for student experience and 23rd for teaching quality in the 2022 Sunday Times Good University Guide
- Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
- Top 3 in the UK for Quality Education in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings
- Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)
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How to apply
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:
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- Year 2
- Year 3
The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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