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Are you interested in the ‘big questions’ in life relating to religion, philosophy and ethics? Would you like to understand the issues facing education? Do you want to open doors to a wide range of careers in education?
Education and Religious Studies gives you the opportunity to understand key education issues and relate them to practice, while learning about religions and their traditions.
You’ll learn by exploring contemporary issues facing education today, asking questions such as: What changes would we make to ensure schooling is fair and ethical for all? Should SATs be changed or abolished? At the same time, you’ll explore different religious traditions, considering questions such as: Does the Old Testament have relevance today?
We’ll analyse and debate these issues together, drawing on ideas from theology, sociology, popular culture, history and philosophy.
Putting theory into practice, you’ll complete two professional work placements in an educational setting and visit religious sites around Leeds and Bradford. This will give you vital professional experience, preparing you for postgraduate study in teacher training or a wide range of education careers.
By the time you graduate, you’ll be knowledgeable about the ideas and values of others, and you’ll have been able to develop ideas and values of your own. Most importantly, you’ll have been able to develop the skills, experience and confidence to be successful in a range of professional contexts.
If you want to become a teacher, this course will prepare you for postgraduate teacher training at all levels: primary, secondary, further and higher education. You’ll be prepared for a wide range of careers in social work, ministries, charity work and education, where your professional skills in education and your academic background in religious studies will be highly valued.
Professional work experience is vital when applying for postgraduate study in teacher training or other careers in education. That’s why you’ll complete a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year. We’ll work with you to find a placement that matches your career aspirations, which could be in a variety of organisations including schools, hospitals, Sure Start centres, universities, chaplaincies and dioceses.
You will study a range of modules including: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Reading the New Testament, Christology, The Christian Understanding of God, Critical Thinking Pilot, Research Project, History Education, Education Policy, and Education, Inequality and Social Justice.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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!
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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
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£11,250 *||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.