Furness College

Education Studies Furness College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire


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Course summary

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The BA (Hons) Educational Studies programme recruits directly on to Level 6 (equivalent to year 3 of a full-time course). It is designed to allow progression opportunities to students with prior qualifications such as a relevant Foundation Degree. There is the opportunity to gain credits towards your degree with experience in an educational setting. Please note that some modules will require employment or a placement in a relevant educational setting.
Aims are:
To provide students with the opportunity to pursue an in-depth critical examination of education with a specific focus on education theory, values, principles, policies, structures, systems, processes, pedagogies and outcomes in a wide variety of contexts

To enable students to develop the ability to critically analyse diverse educational opinions, theories and perspectives

To encourage students to engage with an intellectually challenging curriculum that is underpinned by the scholarly activity of members of teaching staff

To enable students to benefit from a supportive environment to assist the academic, personal and professional development of students resulting in the emergence of independent learners

Course details


All modules at Level 6
ED3208 - Reflective Practice in Educational Settings
ED3209 - Studying Curriculum
ED3215 - The Education of Vulnerable Young People
ED3229 - International Perspectives on Education
ED3991 - Single Dissertation
ED3223 - Families, Schools and Society

Assessment method

Portfolios, assignments, reports, presentations, research projects, work-based mentoring 100% Assessment

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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 BEDT
Institution code F95
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 180 - 240 points Foundation Degree in Early Years or another relevant subject Certificate in Education. It is a requirement that a DBS check has been undertaken before entry to the programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,773 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,773 Year 1
Scotland £6,773 Year 1
Wales £6,773 Year 1

Additional fee information

Full-time fees are £6,450 in 2019/20. Part-time £3,225 per year in 2019/20 (£1,075 per 20 credit module). The total cost for the full course will be £6,450. Please note, fees are set and are payable on a yearly basis and are subject to a small increase in line with inflation

Provider information

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Furness College
Barrow in Furness
LA14 2PJ

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