The Education Studies Extended Degree (including Foundation Year) BA is designed to prepare you for the challenge of studying at undergraduate level. This four-year course provides the background necessary for degree level study and is aimed at those who do not have the traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for entry at Level 4.
The course will engage your interest in a range of issues within the social and human sciences to provide an exciting and stimulating environment.
We’ll focus on improving your academic and study skills, boosting your confidence and unlocking your potential at Level 3. This will provide an excellent foundation for developing higher level knowledge within a more specific subject field during your subsequent years of study.
This four-year extended degree is ideal for anyone looking for a career where they can make a difference in contemporary society.
When you successfully pass the foundation year, you’ll be able to study one of our education studies honours degrees. You can stick with a single honours in education studies or combine it with social policy (with a focus on understanding the responses to the social disadvantages which work against some young people’s success in mainstream education) or with English literature to widen the opportunities for your future career.
There are a variety of assessment types across the modules with 87.5% of the assessment consisting of coursework and 12.5% exams.
Coursework types include; portfolios of reflective writing, digital portfolios, essays, reports, presentations, discussion and seminar skills.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
- Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)
- Identity, Power and Society (core, 15 credits)
- Media, Crime and ‚Race’ (core, 15 credits)
- Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)
- Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)
- Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)
- Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)
- Studying Education: Reflection and Critique (core, 15 credits)
What our students say
“My course has helped me grow as an individual. I feel more confident, but most importantly, it has encouraged me to become a critical thinker.”
National Student Survey
After the course
As well as opportunities in teaching, graduates of education studies related courses can find opportunities in local authority administration and leadership in mentoring and coaching. Previous graduates of the Education Studies BA (Hons) degree have become teachers and teaching assistants. There’s also the option of further study at postgraduate level.
What is an extended degree?
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.