Scotland’s newest Education Studies course is an innovative, broad-based social sciences course with an emphasis on wider aspects of education. It is the only one of its kind and it aims to equip you with a variety of skills to prepare you to enter a range of education related professional careers. Why QMU? This course offers a forward-looking, evidence-based approach to education studies. The BA/BA (Hons) Hons Education Studies degree is one of suite of Education courses, which, in line with other courses in the Division of Psychology, Sociology and Education are based on: social scientific inquiry, criticality and reflexivity. This is an intellectually inspiring course that will develop your critical-thinking abilities, hone your research skills and help you take your first step on the career path of your choice. The course will use the scope and flexibility available to emphasise areas of learning that align with QMU values and the vision of the initial teacher education team at QMU and focus on:
- Learning through the lifespan, community engagement, and sustainability
- Health and Wellbeing;
- Inclusion, marginalisation and poverty;
- Cultural, societal and political contexts;
- Human rights, responsibilities and global citizenship.
Year One, Introduction to Education Studies in 21st century, Developing Academic Literacies, Introduction to Psychology 1, Learning through the Lifespan, Sustainable Human Behaviour Learning for Sustainability, The Sociological Imagination Year Two, Creativity, Culture & Learning in 21st Century, Early Childhood Learning in Context, Developmental and Social Psychology OR Individual Differences and Wellbeing, Education, Race and Ethnicity, Society and Sustainable Lifestyles, Engaged Sociology, Year Three, Inclusive Practice: Difference & Diversity, Social Psychology and Social Justice OR Developmental Psychology, Research Methods, Global Health and International Education, Poverty & Social Exclusion, Year Four, Dissertation, Peer Relations in Childhood & Adolescence, Leadership in Outdoor Learning, Community-based Education, Inequality, Poverty and Social Policy in Comparative Perspective, The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (Feb 2022) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2023. Please check back here for any updates.
You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, workshops, enquiry-based learning, student-led activity, independent study, online group tutorials, school experience, and community placements. Assessment methods are varied, including essays, reports, presentations, blogs and audiovisual submissions.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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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- Queen Margaret University
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
There may be limited spaces available for direct entry. We can consider applications to level 2 or 3 with suitable qualifications. Agreed articulation routes from Scottish HNC and HND programmes can be found here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/access-to-higher-education/college-leavers-and-mature-students/
Standard Qualification Requirements
We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international and EU applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/information-for-your-country/. We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/college-qualifications
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 6.0 and with no individual component less than 5.5.
QMU English Language Requirements
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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