The foundation year will introduce you to study at university and your chosen subject. It also provides a highly supportive environment where you can develop your self-confidence. If you are passionate about how education has shaped your life and wider issues facing the world, and believe it is vital to address topics such as sustainability and social justice, then Education Studies is for you. Education Studies examines how people learn and develop throughout their lives, investigating how successful this is and exploring the impact education does or does not have on how we live our lives as individuals, communities, countries and cultures. This thought provoking and stimulating course gives you the opportunity to explore areas such as gender, race, equality and equity, politics, sustainability multiculturalism, pedagogy and representations of education in popular culture. From schools and universities to simply sitting at home watching YouTube videos, education happens in a wide variety of forms. This course covers many different aspects of education, and you'll study modules that will encourage you to think through big questions relating to the role of education in worldwide issues such as inequality and poverty. You'll gain a deep understanding of the key issues, policies and debates in education, while developing personal and professional skills. You'll examine education and learning in all its settings and contexts, and you'll become highly knowledgeable about the learning process and the purpose and function of education. You'll also have opportunities to get out of the University and look at ideas in practice in schools and elsewhere. You'll be supported to become an expert in understanding not just how people are educated, but also the role education plays in sustained and life-long change, particularly in matters of social justice, sustainability and the environment. On completion of the course, you'll be equipped to follow a rewarding career where you can make a positive impact (directly or indirectly) on education and people. Top reasons to study with us
- You’ll have opportunities to view professional practice in the workplace through organised trips to educational settings, such as schools and community groups
- 94% of our Education Studies students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course. Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022
- You’ll be taught by a passionate team, all experienced educators and active researchers, and our personalised tutoring will give you the opportunity to develop your studies to suit your career aspirations.
For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.
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
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.