Key facts

Location:

Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years full-time
UCAS code: X300, X301 (with Special Education Needs and Disability)
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

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 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.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at a given level, you may have more choice in later parts of the course. 

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue. We aim to ensure that all optional modules run as scheduled. If for any reason an optional module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Before you can register on some optional modules, you may be required to have undertaken prerequisite modules. Some module combinations may not be allowed.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
Personal, professional and Academic Development Compulsory
Policy and Practice: Past and Present Compulsory
An Introduction to Young Children’s Development Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Personal, professional and Academic Development Compulsory
An Introduction to Young Children’s Development Compulsory
Safeguarding and child protection Compulsory

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Professionalism and educational strategies Compulsory
Understanding Equal Opportunities and Inclusion Compulsory
Contemporary issues in Education Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Professionalism and educational strategies Compulsory
Youth and Community Education (Standard route only) Compulsory
Children with complex needs (SEND specialist route only) Compulsory
Contemporary issues in Education Compulsory

Year 3

Semester 1
Module title
Supporting Educational Practice Compulsory
Comparative Education Compulsory
Research Methods Compulsory
Independent Research Project Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Supporting Educational Practice Compulsory
Comparative Education Compulsory
Independent Research Project Compulsory

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert 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. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.