Do you want to teach others and support them on their education journey? If so, this course may be for you. Our Education Studies programme is a broad course, covering everything from mental health and wellbeing in education to reflective practice.
We’ll prepare you to work with a wide range of people in schools and the community. When you graduate, this course can be a great stepping stone to careers in policy, social work and psychology.
Why study this subject?
Are you passionate about education and want to work with children and young people? A degree in Education Studies could be the first step towards a deeply fulfilling future.
It isn’t just about becoming a teacher. You could pursue several different careers including social or community work, community adult education, charity or international development roles. Or, of course, you could become a teacher via School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
If you’re keen to keep your career options flexible across a range of education sectors, then this could be the ideal route for you.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
At BNU, you’ll be taught by great lecturers, knowledgeable practitioners and experienced educators. They’ll inspire you to become an motivating and empowering early years professional or teacher.
Our course is designed to convert your enthusiasm and drive into practical skills to help you kick start a fulfilling career, and you’ll have a great time doing it!
What facilities can I use?
Our library is packed with all the information you need for your assignments and there’s plenty of room to knuckle down for some quiet study.
Whilst studying with us you will also use our BucksAnywhere web service, which provides access to many of the software applications you use for learning and studying. BucksAnywhere can be used from your own device or from a University owned PC or laptop, from any location.
What will I study?
The BA (Hons) Education Studies programme aims to develop an understanding of how people develop and learn throughout their lives by considering the nature of knowledge and ways of knowing, learning and understanding. This is achieved through debating philosophies of education and pedagogical ideas, analysing educational processes, systems and approaches from cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This course is offered as a four-year programme, including the addition of an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.
The teaching, learning and assessment strategy sets out to assist you to develop a sound understanding of the principles of working in education. An important element of the teaching and learning strategy includes the opportunity to develop knowledge in practice through our placement programme.
The following assessment activities are used on this programme:
- Reflective commentaries
- Presentations with supporting rationale
- Research proposals
- Literature reviews.
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