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Course summary

Are you interested in teaching, the education sector and how policies are implemented in schools? Perhaps you enjoy debating important questions and have a critical viewpoint towards a range of traditional and contemporary topics. Education and Philosophy looks at how professionals operate within educational settings and the challenges faced by this sector. You will develop a theoretical understanding and practical application of education with its influence on individuals and society as well as investigate philosophical theories from around the world. This programme will equip you with transferable skills that will enhance your career prospects in education, teaching or related fields. Why choose this course?

  • Global Top 300 for Education (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)
  • Discover new ideas, debate big questions and discuss solutions with your lecturers and peers
  • Build your reasoning, knowledge and critical thinking skills by considering others and their views
  • Research-led teaching, providing insight into new and traditional topics, developing your analytical skills
  • Discover diverse cultures through an International Year at a partner university across the globe
Education and Philosophy at Keele explores the nature of learning and poses big questions about right and wrong, human life, the nature of reality. On this combined honours course, you will research the core elements of education including policy, teaching and practice. You will actively engage with discussions around various topics such as psychological, sociological and cultural influences in education, and consider how these may evolve in the future. You will also investigate the key issues and challenges associated with teaching and learning at different levels, such as primary and secondary. Throughout this programme, you will critically evaluate what education means to individuals and consider important scenarios around the roles and responsibilities of teachers. In Philosophy you will study texts, think about ideas and formulate your own philosophical theories. You will explore central themes such as moral and political philosophy, logic, epistemology, and the philosophies of mind, religion and science. You will consider key philosophical problems about the nature of the world, the mind and various solutions proposed. You’ll learn about different philosophical traditions past and present, including Anglo-American, Indian, Buddhist, Greek, French and German philosophy. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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  • Year 1

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Education and Philosophy at Keele University - UCAS