Cardiff University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This degree programme is an opportunity to study both Education and Sociology within an interdisciplinary social sciences context.
Our Education teaching is informed by our research in education and the latest developments in policy and practice, encompassing aspects of culture and identity, childhood and youth, gender and ethnicity, and social justice and inclusion.
Sociology is dedicated to the study of social life as found in groups, institutions and societies. It provides the critical tools for handling the analysis of all aspects of social conduct, from face-to-face interactions to how economic forces shape and are shaped by global society.
This course uses a wide range of approaches to help you learn the methods and ideas needed to develop a deep understanding of the social, historical, political, economic and developmental contexts of education and to make your own contribution to understanding and improving society.
modules on offer reflect staff research interests across a range of sociological concerns and approaches, for example education, work and globalisation; urban and everyday life; social media, culture and consumption; health; migration and ethnic relations
our close links with policy makers, as well as local schools, colleges and other education/training organisations, provide opportunities for you to actively engage with educators and practice
the opportunity for you to learn in a School that was ranked 3rd in the UK for research quality in sociology and 5th for education in the 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF).
the involvement of research-active staff in teaching
the emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment
the variety of modules on offer in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary School
Although this is not a teaching qualification, it is a chance to study education in ways that go beyond a focus on teaching practice. You will study the wider debates around education, laying the foundation for a wide variety of careers.
How 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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
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||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||You will not need to achieve these from any specific subjects but please note General Studies will not be accepted. Contextually flagged applications (such as those students leaving care or from areas where there has traditionally been low rates of participation in higher education) may receive an offer at one grade lower.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE English Language Grade C or 4, or
IGCSE English First Language grade C, or
IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Achieve the IB Diploma with a minimum of 17-16 in 3 HL subjects.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB||You will not need to achieve these from any specific subjects but please note General Studies will not be accepted. Contextually flagged applications (such as those students leaving care or from areas where there has traditionally been low rates of participation in higher education) may receive an offer at one grade lower.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
English language requirements
If you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.