University of Greenwich

Education Studies (Top up) University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate


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This Education Studies top up programme is designed specifically for those students interested in developing their current Level 5 qualification to a Level 6 full BA (Hons) degree.

Focusing on various educational specialisms, the courses are designed with employability, enterprise and research at the fore. Students are expected to reflect throughout the programme on their current practice (voluntary or employed) whilst using theory and contemporary strategy to inform their professional pedagogy. Learning takes place in the classroom with a strong emphasis on debate, discussion and analysis of developments in the diverse world of education. Students work towards the Greenwich Graduate Attribute Criteria.

The programme aims to provide you with:

A broad-based platform for the study of key aspects of the academic field or discipline of Education and/or Education Studies
A focus on major concepts and current practices as a basis for understanding their application to the broad field of education
An understanding of the importance of being able to evaluate learning and teaching in the context of the wider community and society at large
A broader understanding of the relationship between educational theory and other social scientific perspectives
Development of critical analysis of, and reflection on, education as a basis for potential career development
An understanding of the nature and operation of social enterprise within the education sector.
The majority of Education Studies students begin with the aim of becoming primary teachers; however, an additional aim of the programme is to create awareness of the wide range of education-related careers that are available to graduates that do not involve classroom practice.

Course details


Research Project (dissertation): 30 credits
Leadership & Management: 30 credits
Creativity, Inclusivity, Pedagogy & Practice: 30 credits
Negotiated Work-based Enquiry: 30 credits

Assessment method

• Essay
• Enquiry project
• Literature review
• Individual and group presentations
• Reflective log
• Portfolio
• Poster
• Wikis
• Exam

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 X301
Institution code G70
Campus name University Centre West Kent
Campus code T

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

A foundation degree (level 5) in a related subject – education, early years, learner psychology and development, sociology of education or similar
An equivalent level 5 qualification in a related subject.
Mature applicants who do not hold one of these qualifications but who possess a suitable level of relevant experience are welcomed and will be considered on an individual basis.

In addition, all applicants will be expected to hold a grade C or above in GCSE English (or an equivalent level 2 qualification) and be employed in a position within an educational setting, paid or voluntary, for at least 16 hours per week for the full duration of the programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,630 Year 1
EU £8,630 Year 1
International £12,100 Year 1
England £8,630 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,630 Year 1
Scotland £8,630 Year 1
Wales £8,630 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
SE10 9LS

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020 8331 9000