Why study this course?
This extended degree includes a foundation year (Year 0), providing an alternative route into higher education if you don't have the traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills for undergraduate study and explore social issues around education.
More about this course
The Education Studies Extended Degree (including Foundation Year) BA is designed to prepare you for the challenge of studying at undergraduate level. This four-year course provides the background necessary for degree level study and is aimed at those who do not have the traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for entry at Level 4.
The course will engage your interest in a range of issues to provide an exciting and stimulating environment.
We'll focus on improving your academic and study skills, boosting your confidence and unlocking your potential at Level 3. This will provide an excellent foundation for developing higher level knowledge within a more specific subject field during your subsequent years of study.
This four-year extended degree is ideal for anyone looking for a career where they can make a difference in contemporary society.
When you successfully pass the foundation year, you'll be able to study one of our education studies honours degrees. You can stick with a single honours in education studies or combine it with social policy (with a focus on understanding the responses to the social disadvantages which work against some young people's success in mainstream education) or with English literature to widen the opportunities for your future career.
What our students say
“My course has helped me grow as an individual. I feel more confident, but most importantly, it has encouraged me to become a critical thinker.”
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