University of Winchester

Education Studies and Drama University of Winchester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Education Studies at Winchester specialises in looking at educational themes, ideas and practices in the widest possible sense through educational theories and philosophies. You explore a range of contexts from the classroom and the learner’s experience through to education as a lever for social and political change. Theoretical perspectives are drawn from themes which include gender, citizenship, representation, truth, power, childhood and inclusion. Modern, philosophical, cultural, social, psychological and historical perspectives are all used as analytical tools to help examine educational debates and a wide variety of educational themes and concepts. You interrogate the educational process as a whole and seek answers to questions about the purpose, value, misuse and difficulties of education and learning. Complementing this, Drama has a contemporary focus but reviews the histories and traditions of theatre and performance, and interrogates what is meant by these in the twenty-first century. The extent to which drama is a tool for social change, and how it can be used within the educational system to enhance learning, can be explored. Approaches to staging, devising theatre, and applied and community drama are explored in relation to various theories including theatre histories, social and cultural perspectives, major movements and theatre practitioners. In the first academic year, Education Studies modules introduce you to a wide range of educational themes, concepts, ideas and issues. Drama modules offer you insight into the history of drama, the context in which dramatic production has taken place, how to make theatre, the political underpinning of texts and practices, and the ways in which texts and performances are viewed and interpreted. In subsequent years, Education Studies modules develop your knowledge of a variety of educational theories and perspectives to enable you to apply a range of concepts, ideas and theoretical perspectives as tools for critical analysis and application to practice. Drama modules extend your practical and critical skills leading you to emerge as independent learners. The Group Project allows you to create small companies to make a major performance or develop an applied Theatre-in-Education project. You may also elect a specialist option focused on staff research interests.

Course details

Modules

Please see the single honours course pages for modular structure. Usually combined honours study two modules from each subject to make up the four modules per semester (2 semesters) (8 modules per year.) These two modules are usually comprised of the core modules in 1st year and then core and optional modules in 2nd and 3rd year. You will find course specific leaflets as a PDF on our website, these give further details of modular structure for combined and single honours. It is normally possible to transfer to a single honours programme at the end of Year 1.


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 WX43
Institution code W76
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required
Access to HE Diploma We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications).

If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,500 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 further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).

Provider information

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University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO22 4NR


Course contact details

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