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Education Studies

BA (Hons)

95% student satisfaction

National Student Survey 2017

100% employability

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017

Rated as 'Outstanding'

Ofsted 2017

UCAS code:
X300
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
3 years
Academic year:
17 September 2018 - 21 June 2019
16 September 2019 - 19 June 2020
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Discover the lasting impact that Education has on people's lives. Either one of these broad degrees will prepare you for careers in education settings.

You’ll combine theory and work experience to develop the skills needed for teaching and beyond. Combining theory with practice, both courses are ideal if you want to work with people in any professional context that involves learning.

As a graduate from our BA (Hons) Education Studies, you could progress onto roles in teaching, learning support, educational administration and management, and community learning.

Previous graduates have also progressed onto teacher training routes. Choosing the Education with Special Education Needs and Disability degree will immerse you into the fascinating, complex world of SEND and equip you for this challenging and rewarding area.

On successful completion of study, we will issue one of the following awards dependent on your chosen pathway:

BA (Hons) Education Studies BA (Hons) Education with Special Education Needs and Disability

Course content

Our courses have been designed to provide a range of learning experiences.

These include lectures, individual tutorials, group tutorials, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning, practical work placements, sector visits, fieldtrips and independent study.

In Year 1, your learning will commence with a focus on Personal, Professional and Academic Development and progress to cover topics such as an Introduction to Young Children’s Development, Policy and Practice: Past and Present, and Safeguarding and Child Protection.

In Year 2, topics such as Professionalism and Educational Strategies, Understanding Equal Opportunities and Inclusion, and Contemporary issues in Education are covered.

In Year 3, you’ll focus on modules including: Supporting Educational Practice, and Comparative Education, as well as completing an Independent Research Project.

During the course you will benefit from a number of extended work placements. Initially, these will let you explore how you see yourself and your role within a professional working environment. Later placements will focus on how you work individually and in teams, and how you contribute to the aims, ethos and culture of the workplace.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2018/2019 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2018-2019 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Personal, Professional and Academic Development
Policy and Practice: Past and Present
An Introduction to Young Children’s Development
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Year 2 compulsory modules
Professionalism and Educational Strategies
Understanding Equal Opportunities and Inclusion
Contemporary Issues in Education
Youth and Community Education (Standard route only)
Children with Complex Needs (SEND specialist route only)
Contemporary Issues in Education
Year 3 compulsory modules
Supporting Educational Practice
Comparative Education
Research Methods
Independent Research Project

Entry requirements

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 96 points, plus GCSE in Mathematics, English and Science
  • A levels: CCC
  • BTEC: MMM

As you will visit places of education on this course, it is essential that all students complete a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be completed during the induction process.

Facilities

Careers

You will be provided with opportunities to prepare you for employment.

Our graduates work in a range of careers in educational settings, children’s centres, care and family support, educational administration and management, play work and learning support. Many enter teaching through PGCE, Schools Direct, Schools Direct salaried and School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) routes.

Others have progressed to postgraduate study, such as Early Years Teacher, and Masters programmes.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

Students learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we teach through a combination of lectures, workshops, and practical sessions. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Enabling Centre supports students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Our teaching is research-informed and 80% of our full-time staff in Life Sciences and Education are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Fiona Hall
Fiona HallCourse Leader

Fiona's expertise covers Special Education Needs (SEND), the history of education, behaviour management, safeguarding, and the deployment and practice of support staff in schools. She teaches the module on Safeguarding.

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For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,320 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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