If you're interested in exploring formal and informal education from the perspective of disciplines such as sociology, psychology, philosophy, history and politics, and want to keep your career options open, then our BA Education is perfect for you. You'll be able to challenge educational practices and debate issues such as social justice in education, inclusion, alternative education, education and mental health, learning in the digital age, education around the world, and the ways in which cognition and development affect the way people learn. The placement module provides an excellent opportunity to develop your understanding of educational theories in a practical setting and will strengthen your CV. You could also have the chance to study abroad for a semester at our Malaysia campus, giving you an international perspective. You will graduate with a strong academic foundation and the transferable skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers as you start your career.
In your first year you will begin to study a number of strands that run throughout the degree. You will also develop academic, career-focused and study skills, through individual meetings with personal tutors, group sessions and assessed work. In order to develop a broad perspective on education, you have the opportunity to take up to 20 credits from outside of the school from languages study, Nottingham Open Online Courses (NOOC) or appropriate modules from sociology, politics or psychology. In year two, as well as the core modules, you can also undertake an assessed work placement in an educational context. You will complete a reflective portfolio using a Placement Module Guidance Booklet. While on placement you will be fully supported by a mentor and your personal tutor. In year three, you will develop your learning through core modules, and complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice that explores one of the central strands of the course. This gives you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of interest and to demonstrate your in-depth knowledge and understanding. You can also take up to 10 credits from outside of the school; from language study, Nottingham Open Online Courses (NOOCs) or modules from sociology, politics or psychology.
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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European Baccalaureate - 75% overall GCSE requirements – English and Maths grade C/4
English language requirements
GCSE English Language grade C/4 or above, or IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any element.
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Fees and funding
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