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This new flexible degree in Education and Social Policy gives you the opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing society by combining a range of relevant social and educational subjects, enabling you to consider these in various international and comparative contexts.
Combining these areas provides opportunities for those who wish to work in professions associated with education, but who don't wish necessarily to become teachers. It is designed for students who are looking for choice and flexibility in their studies, or who don’t want to commit to one career path at the start of their studies. Please note that this course doesn't allow you to qualify as a teacher, but it will equip you to explore postgraduate routes into teaching careers (via the PGCE).
Social policy is a theoretical and applied subject which draws on many different disciplines such as history, sociology, anthropology, economics, law, psychology and politics to improve our understanding of how different societies organise their resources to meet individual and social needs and how they measure progress in these areas.
Education studies allows you to develop knowledge of the education systems of the UK and beyond, looking at issues including policy, social justice, equity and inclusion.
The course will be based around inquiry led approaches, considering key questions such as how should education and social policy adapt to a changing global, digital, connected and information-rich world? How can education and social policy effectively address the needs of a more diverse society?
This programme is subject to validation for September 2020 entry. This is due to take place in December 2019 and as such, the information provided may be subject to change. All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Cardiff Met - Cyncoed|
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
|UCAS Tariff||104 points|
|A level||C||104 including a grade C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 6 credits
M: 39 credits
|102 points, other grade combinations accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2||104 points including 2 x H2. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMM|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||D||104 points including a grade D|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||C||104 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades C. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject|
If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.|
|PTE Academic||52.0||No element lower than 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72.0||TOEFL Internet required.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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