Education Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why is our education system organised the way it is? How can schools best prepare children for their= future lives? Is it a school’s job to teach children right from wrong? Through Education Studies, you’ll explore a range of disciplinary perspectives and other contemporary debates in education. Drawing on philosophy, sociology, history, psychology and politics, you’ll consider issues such as the role that gender can play in a child’s journey through education, the way education differs across national contexts, and how people learn in out-of-school settings such as museums, galleries and theatres. You’ll learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, group projects, 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. We want to make your experience as interactive and collaborative as possible. The degree is designed to introduce you to a range of debates and contemporary issues in education, combined with practical experience grouped around three key themes: • Formal education systems • Informal, non-formal and community education • Learners, learning and the educational profession(s) As you progress through the degree, you will have the option to explore these themes in more detail. You may opt for units focusing on issues such as global agendas in education, the role of culture in learning, or the potential for community projects to engage people in learning and regenerate areas. You will be encouraged to take a critical perspective throughout, and you will balance academic skills with practical experience. Graduates from Education Studies go on to a range of careers in education. We currently have former students undertaking their postgraduate certificates in education (PGCE) in both primary and secondary teaching, as well as specialist masters programmes in education. This course has a foundation year available. Features and Benefits - Real world projects - You’ll have access to EdLab, our enterprise and engagement facility, where you’ll work on real community projects. Study abroad - You’ll have the opportunity to study at a university in Europe, America, Japan or Australia in Year two. - Practical experience - In year two, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a school or alternative educational setting - Teaching expertise - Our teaching team has practical experience across a range of educational settings (including schools, youth and community projects and theatre education) and are engaged in cutting-edge educational research. - Learn more - Opportunity to learn about inclusion and special educational needs, such as autism spectrum conditions.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeX300
Institution code M40
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points
A level BCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Scottish Higher BBCCC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points To include Grade 5 standard or Grade 4 Higher in English

Evidence of Level 3 study required within last 3 years. Academic reference GCSE English Language at Grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 in Literacy will be considered for this course.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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For further information: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate
Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS