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Education London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Why study this course?

The Education or Education (with Practice) BA degree offers you two career routes to choose from after a shared first year of the programme. The course tackles the big questions concerning education as seen through sociological, historical, philosophical and policy lenses leading on to a wide variety of career choices or further academic study.

If you're interested in becoming a teacher, the Education (with Practice) BA route will give you valuable work experience in your second and third years in preparation for the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) after graduation.

More about this course

This degree will provide you with an excellent foundation for a career in education policy or teaching. It will give you insight into education theory and concepts that will allow you to consider the subject as a political and a philosophical activity. You’ll also be able to take a more teaching-focused route in your second and third years.

The teaching will be conducted by experienced lecturers who formerly worked as teachers or managers in schools. They will encourage you to take an active role in current debates on child education from the perspective of several disciplines, including philosophy and sociology. They are also ideally placed to give you an insight into the possibilities of a teaching career and the many options available to you after graduation.

As a graduate of the Education BA you'll be part of a community of professional and experienced educators, all willing to support you in your personal and professional development. You’ll also be able to progress to one of our PGCE programmes and study towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course details


Year 1 modules include:

Making Sense of Education (core)
The School and the City (core)
Knowledge, Culture and Education (core)
Becoming an Educationist: Reading, Writing and Enquiry (core)

Year 2 Education BA modules include:

Sociology and the Curriculum (core)
Researching Education (core)
Psychology of Learning (core)
Education: Experiential Learning (core)
Extension of Knowledge Module (option)
Open Language Programme (option)
Becoming a Teacher (option)

Year 2 Education with Practice BA modules include:

Sociology and the Curriculum (core)
Researching Education (core)
Psychology of Learning (core)
Working in Education: Preparing for Professional Practice (core)

Year 3 Education BA modules include:

Education Studies Dissertation (core)
Educators as Social Pedagogues (core)
Inclusion, Education and Equalities (alt core)
Philosophy of Education (alt core)
Gender and Education (option)
Education, Sport and Health in Society (option)
Extension of Knowledge Module (option)
Open Language Programme Module (option)

Year 3 Education with Practice BA modules include:

Education Studies Dissertation (core)
Preparing for QTS: Becoming a Teacher (core)
Inclusion, Education and Equalities (alt core)
Philosophy of Education (alt core)
Gender and Education (option)
Education, Sport and Health in Society (option)
Extension of Knowledge Module (option)
Open Language Programme Module (option)

Assessment method

Assessments at level 3 and 4 will be varied to allow you to become accustomed to different academic practice, including digital literacy. Education BA in years 2 and 3 will focus on coursework through drafts, plans, full essays and presentations leading up to a longer dissertation in year 3.

Education [with Practice] BA will include the above but will also include written portfolio assessments on the longer placement modules in years 2 and 3 to reflect the more practical nature of the work.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have an enhanced DBS for any placement in school environments.

English language requirements

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Please see our English language requirements for more details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,700 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2020–21 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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