Education Studies offers an exciting opportunity to understand education and its role in society, how people learn and the relationship between policy and practice in schools. Education is at the centre of government policy and, as such, is a socially relevant area of academic study which can lead to a diverse range of careers.
Our interdisciplinary degree encompasses aspects of philosophy, psychology and sociology in the exploration of both historical and contemporary educational theory, policy and practice.
You will have the opportunity for example, to explore key, contemporary issues in education; engage with issues concerning social justice and inclusion and gain insights into early years education, citizenship and the impact of globalisation on education systems.
The programme has developed strong links for voluntary work and international opportunities, both in Europe via the University's Erasmus programme, or further afield, including the USA, Japan or Australia.
Education Studies is based at the University's Manchester campus.
Features and Benefits
Full and part time routes available
Access to 'EdLab', our enrichment and innovation programme, which offers opportunities to engage with community, education and learning projects
Acquire the skills and understanding for varied career pathways
Gain valuable work experience in different educational settings
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Year 1 units may typically include: KEY QUESTIONS IN EDUCATION; CONTESTED CHILDHOODS; THE LEARNING SYSTEM; LEARNING IN PLACES. Year 2 units may typically include: POLICY AND POLITICS IN EDUCATION; BECOMING RESEARCHERS, plus option units chosen from a list which may typically include: BIRTH TO THREE MATTERS; DEVELOPING INCLUSIVE LEARNING; EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT; ENRICHMENT PATHWAY; EMPIRE IN EDUCATION; WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? In year 2 there is the opportunity to apply to study in Europe for five months via the University's ERASMUS PROGRAMME. Year 3 units may typically include: RESEARCH PROJECT, plus option units chosen from a list which may typically include: COMPARING EDUCATION; COOPERATIVE EDUCATION; CULTURE AND EDUCATION; CURRICULUM INQUIRY; EMPOWERING EDUCATION; PERSPECTIVES OF PLAY; THE PROFESSIONAL SELF.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 112 points|
|A level||BBC - BCC||Excluding General Studies|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||25 points||To include Grade 5 standard or Grade 4 Higher in English|
Evidence of Level 3 study required within last 3 years.
4 GCSEs to include English Language at Grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 in Numeracy and Literacy will be considered for this course.
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