University of Winchester

Education and Youth Studies University of Winchester Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The University of Winchester


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This programme not only examines education in the context of classroom practice, current policy and a range of real life settings but also in its historical, sociological, cultural, political and philosophical contexts. Through a focus on young people, it explores the many influences which affect their learning, development, health and wellbeing and draws on expertise from a wide range of relevant disciplines including education, philosophy, politics, health, sociology, psychology, anthropology, criminology and social care. This programme is a rigorous degree and an excellent preparation if you wish to undertake a PGCE. It also develops a holistic understanding of the knowledge and skills needed for multidisciplinary team working in a range of communities and work settings. You engage with a range of theoretical perspectives from ancient Greece to the present. These perspectives are examined in such ways as to enable you to think deeply not only about developments in educational theory, but also about the changes in ideas concerned with family life; appropriate ways of caring for others; expectations of educational provision; expectations of wider provision for young people and their families; and ideas about who we are and how we should relate to others in the world. Research, enquiry and the development of your critical thinking skills are central to this programme. The course is ideal if you are interested in exploring the purpose, value, misuse and complexities of education and learning; deepening your knowledge of young people; have career aspirations to teach or to work with children and/or young people; or are interested in areas explored in the programme but are as yet undecided upon a specific career pathway. Opportunities for voluntary work and working alongside children and young people in real life settings enable you to link theory and policy with practice which will inform career choices and support employability. The breadth and flexibility of this degree enable you to select your module choices around your own developing specialist areas of interest.

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

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University of Winchester
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SO22 4NR

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