Education University of Lincoln

Undergraduate

Course Start Date: 17th September 2018
The study of education aims to provide insight into how children and young people learn and the ways in which this is shaped and delivered. The BA (Hons) Education degree looks at learning and teaching through the four pillars of knowledge: philosophy, sociology, history and psychology. The programme considers the different ways in which education is implemented and understood throughout the UK and globally. We aim to support our students to understand and question current and historical education systems and to consider how these systems align with policy, practice and social expectations. Students will have the opportunity to consider education in compulsory schools and in other learning environments not associated with typical classrooms. Research-based learning is an important part of this course and students will be encouraged to use enquiry and investigative approaches to learn more about education throughout their three-year study.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Lincoln (Main Site)

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

The first year centres on introductory core modules which focus on learning, teaching, education and research skills. Students can reflect on the global and local influences on policy and practice and consider how this has shaped the ways children and young people are enabled to learn.

A tutorial system operates throughout the three-year course. The first year aims to provide a sound basis for students to develop their own personal and academic skills and provides a sound basis for transition to second year. The course also includes a series of scheduled meetings with a personal tutor.

In the second year, students have the opportunity to develop and refine their research skills and can begin to tailor their course to their interests by choosing two optional modules to examine topics in greater depth. Students take part in two core modules focusing on: historical and comparative approaches to education; and diversity, inclusion and alternate approaches to education.

During the final year, students have the opportunity to complete two core modules, one which reflects on contemporary issues in education, and one which is an extended study. This extended research based module, along with further elective modules aims to provide opportunities for students to build on their own interests and may be determined by their career aspirations. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


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 L39
Campus name Lincoln (Main Site)
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 45 Level 3 credits to include 30 at Merit or above.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must have a minimum of 3 at grade C or above, to include English and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points
Scottish Advanced Higher CCD

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,800 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

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.