Kingston University

BA (Hons) Education Kingston University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Reasons to choose Kingston
– You’ll have the opportunity to study and experience the extensive and diverse discipline of education and the chance to develop and follow your own interests.
– You’ll develop as an independent, creative and innovative thinker, with the ability to be a reflective learner and practitioner within the workplace.
– Fieldwork will develop a range of skills and experience and help you make informed career choices.

About this course
This course enables you to develop skills for the workplace while you explore options for your future career. You’ll develop your knowledge and understanding, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills – essential for working in the field of education.

You’ll study the historical, political, international and social influences on education and explore education in an international context.

This course examines how we learn throughout our lives looking at theories of learning. You’ll gain fieldwork experience in a range of educational settings, including outdoor learning, creative arts learning, museum education, traveller education, virtual learning education, school liaison and early years.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core:
Professional Development in Education,
Safeguarding and Children’s Rights,
Historical Social and Political Perspectives in Education,
Principles and Practices in Education.

Year 2 Core:
The Arts, Design and Creativity in Education,
Contemporary Issues in Education,
International Perspectives in Education,
Education Placement.

Year 3 Core:
Education for Citizenship,
Extended Education Placement,
Innovative Educational Project.

Assessment method

Teaching and learning opportunities on the course are varied and stimulating, giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, understanding and higher level critical thinking skills.

They include lectures, seminars, debates, presentations, fieldwork, collaborative learning groups with your peers and classroom discussions. Lectures and seminars are led by experienced lecturers and visiting speakers from the field of education.

A wide range of assessment methods are utilised throughout the course. These include position papers, essays, poster presentations, case study analyses, online portfolios, report writing and the development of an educational resource.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code XQD4
Institution code K84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field.

Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts in the Education Admissions Team at educationadmissionsnb@kingston.ac.uk.
A level BBC Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points.
Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 112 points.
(Subject grades achieved at AS level and taken at A2 do not count).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points.
(Subject grades achieved at AS level and taken at A2 do not count).
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits
M: 18 credits
P: 6 credits
Achieve 112 UCAS Points from Access to Teacher Training course. This is normally achieved with 45 level 3 credits and 15 level 2 credits of which 21 of the level 3 credits should be at Distinction and 18 at Merit. Other combinations of distinctions and merits to the value of 112 points can also be accepted.
Scottish Higher BBCCC Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points.
(Subject grades achieved at AS level and taken at A2 do not count).
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 A minimum of 112 UCAS points usually from 5 subjects.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points.
(Subject grades achieved at AS level and then taken at A2 do not count).
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points.
(Subject grades achieved at AS level and then taken at A2 do not count).
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points.
(Subject grades achieved at AS level and taken at A2 do not count).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Additional Requirements:
- 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above if taken before 2017) in English Language, Mathematics & Science plus two other subjects.
- If you do not hold English, Mathematics or Science, equivalency tests can be taken at Kingston University (free of charge) following acceptance of any potential offer given.
- Satisfactory DBS check (this will be conducted following acceptance of any potential offer given).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/education/entry-requirements.html

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

An enhanced DBS check in "Child Workforce" will be undertaken following acceptance of any potential offer given.


English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5 or 6.0 in each element if using it as your GCSE English language qualification for teacher training. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2020 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs

Provider information

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Kingston University
River House
53-57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1LQ


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