Biology and Education Keele University


At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Biology and Education.

If you are fascinated by the way organisms work and what makes them tick, and have a passion for teaching, then this course is for you. Biology and
Education is an ideal combined degree for people interested in the amazing world of organisms. The course will introduce you to major perspectives from which
education may be studied and you will explore their links to biology. You will explore present and future developments in education and professional practice, against the wider background of social, cultural and economic change. You will take a broad approach to biology and examine biodiversity and its evolution from the geological past. You will also explore the behaviour and physiology of whole organisms. In your final year you will carry out a research project under the expert guidance of an academic staff member. You’ll benefit from a supportive environment as well as fantastic laboratory facilities and equipment.

When you graduate, you might choose to do a PGCE and become a teacher. You will possess highly developed subject-specific and critical thinking skills that are prized for careers in schools. The course also opens up a range of opportunities outside schools as you will acquire a range of transferable employability skills of relevance to laboratory and industry careers. Keele’s Language Centre also offers a variety of language courses that may enable you to graduate with an enhanced degree with foreign language competency or an internationally recognised qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Biology graduates combined with Education have also pursued diverse careers including scientific writing, industry, genetics research, medical statistics, management and sales. Several graduates have gone into Medicine. This combination has also provided excellent preparation for postgraduate study.

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