The Education Studies degree is designed to give you a solid foundation in the history, sociology, psychology and philosophy of education, as well as an understanding of education in modern society and the current debates and issues surrounding the subject.
Education is concerned with understanding how people develop and learn throughout their lives, and the nature of knowledge and critical engagement with ways of knowing and understanding.
After a broad-based first year, introducing you to key higher education skills, psychology, educational theories and ideas, you will be able to focus on particular themes within the course, such as special educational needs, technology and/or preparation for a primary teaching career.
The course can provide you with the foundational knowledge to be fully prepared for working in a diverse range of professions with children and young people and allow your individual interests to be explored.
The course has a strong strand in employability running through it and you are encouraged to gain additional voluntary experience and to be able to reflect upon this in your academic work.
You will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of complementary work experience and academic knowledge that will prepare you for future study and employment.
- This multi-disciplinary course aims to deepen and extend your knowledge of concepts and theoretical frameworks central to understanding education.
- The course considers educational theories, policies and practices both UK based and international.
- The course provides opportunities for you to develop your individual interests in education that may align to your future career intentions.
- Many students use the course as a pathway to a future career in education, either as a qualified teacher or in support roles, as well as a career in any role working with children and young people, such as social work.
- The BA (Hons) Education Studies route also offers the opportunity of a Foundation Year or a Practice Placement Year in addition to the traditional three years of study.