Education Studies Liverpool John Moores University

Undergraduate

Education shapes and defines every part of our lives. As educators, we can have a significant impact on children’s opportunities to flourish and on the learning experiences and life choices of young people and adults. If you are interested in the academic study of education, and attracted to opportunities to pursue a wide choice of careers in educational fields - from teaching to community learning, international education to policy work, or research - our BA (Hons) Education Studies programme could be ideal for you.

  • A dynamic and stimulating learning environment where you will develop the knowledge and skills to make a real difference to people’s lives

  • Opportunities to challenge your own thinking and enable others to understand and benefit from the transformational power of education

  • A fascinating and provocative curriculum where you can explore the key sociological, historical, political, psychological and philosophical theories and contexts of education

  • Learn with passionate and experienced specialists who are engaged in local, national and international research, and publish widely in the area of education

  • Graduate with a degree that gives you lots of pathways for further study and diverse education-related careers

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 4

  • Introduction to Education Studies
  • Learners and Learning in Contemporary Society
  • Language, Culture and Human Development
  • Education and Society
  • Snapshots of Education
  • Philosophical Approaches in Education

Level 5

  • Perspectives on International Education
  • Schools and the Curriculum
  • Research Approaches and Methods

The following options are typically offered:

  • Education, Equality and Social Justice
  • Contemporary Issues for Young People
  • Pedagogy and Practice in EY Education
  • Disability and Identity
  • Developing Employability Skills through WBL

Level 6

  • Education, Culture and Identity
  • Independent Project (Dissertation)

The following options are typically offered:

  • Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Parents and Schools
  • Education and Technology
  • Radical Education
  • International Relations in Education
  • Education in Fiction, Film and the Media
  • Informal and Non-Formal Education
  • Supporting Vulnerable Children and Young People in Education
  • Philosophy with Children
  • Drama and Imagination
  • Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Dissertation

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.

We recognise that all students perform differently depending on how they are being assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Coursework may therefore include essays, reports, presentations, newspapers, posters, diaries and a dissertation. Exams are limited to the main core modules.

Constructive feedback is important in helping you to identify your strengths and areas where you may need to put in more work, so this will be provided regularly as you progress through each module.


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 X300
Institution code L51
Campus name Liverpool John Moores University
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
Subject specific requirements: Not applicable
Is general studies acceptable? Yes
Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
Average A Level offer: BCC
Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Further information: Pass required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Additional information: 104 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Grades / subjects required: 104 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

• Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths
• NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
• Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
• Higher Diploma in Maths/ English
• Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English
• Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
• Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £13,950 * 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

All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.