University of Winchester

Education Studies University of Winchester Degree level: Undergraduate

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  • Education Studies achieved 100% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey

  • Excellent preparation if you want to become a teacher, or keep your options open for other careers in educational services

  • Voluntary work in your second year counts towards academic credit

  • Learn from passionate and dedicated staff in a community of knowledge

  • 4th for overall student satisfaction in England for Education Studies, and 3rd out of the modern (post-’92) universities in England (National Student Survey 2017)

  • Our campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning and teaching.

Educators make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Whether you want to become a teacher or work in educational charities, publishing, local government, or the service and heritage industries, Education Studies leads to challenging and rewarding careers.

Our BA degree goes far beyond teaching and learning: you explore a range of contexts from the classroom through to how education defines the world around us and is used as a lever for social and political change. You will learn things about the workings of society and education which will surprise you.

The three-year programme examines education and policy in historical, sociological, cultural, political and philosophical contexts. You gain a deep understanding of education’s impact on gender, citizenship, childhood, family, technology and power. The course is both a rigorous academic degree and excellent preparation for those who wish to take a PGCE and become a teacher, or to pursue MA routes, such as the MA Philosophy of Education.

While the degree is theory-based, you can select from optional volunteering modules in your second year that count towards academic credit. In Year 1, the focus is on coming to an in-depth understanding of key concepts and issues of the education process, and introductions to the well-known thinkers of educational theory. Your own experiences will be a key part of this learning effort. Core modules include Educators and Society, Introducing Childhood, Inclusive Education and more.

In Year 2, core modules focus on social, ethical and political thought in education. With a wide range of optional modules, you can pursue your personal and professional interests: such as physical education, education and religion, technology and early childhood education.

In Year 3, you write a dissertation or complete an independent study project on a topic of your choice. In addition, a wide range of optional modules include Holocaust education, film and politics. By the end of the programme, you graduate as a well-rounded, critical thinker in educational theory.

Throughout all levels, you are guaranteed to learn from passionate and committed staff who help you produce intellectually satisfying essays and presentations and encourage stimulating group discussions. Our staff challenge and support you in equal measure and the course consistently rates highly in the National Student Survey, and the UK engagement survey for undergraduates. What’s more, we care about your progress and wellbeing.

Education is fundamentally about the development of others and our graduates are employed in professions which involve care and service. Many go on to work in the classroom, but others take up educational roles within public services, such as social work or education management in central and local government, publishing, business, service industries, personnel, libraries, museums, and charities. The programme tutors form a dedicated and enthusiastic team who look forward to meeting you and talking about your ambitions.

Course details

Modules

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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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 104 - 120 points A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 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
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Winchester
Hampshire
SO22 4NR


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