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Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Education, Society and Culture (top-up) (part-time)

UndergraduateBA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: N/A please apply directly

What you'll study

There are two part-time course options. A part-time route of 18 months, where two 20-credit Level 6 modules are studies per semester over a period of three semesters through one taught session per week. Sessions are normally held on Mondays from 6–9pm (subject to timetabling).

The second option is a part-time flexi-route of 36 months, where one 20-credit module is studied per semester.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Key Issues in Education

    This stimulating module introduces you to key, critical and innovative issues, such as social class, gender and equity in education. These themes will be explored using a problem-based learning approach focusing on a variety of educational and learning contexts and communities.

  • Equality and Diversity in Learning Communities

    Explore and examine matters of equality and diversity arising in learning contexts. You will engage, critically, with academic and policy-based literature with a focus upon current practice.

  • Anthropology and Childhood

    Children around the world experience childhood very differently. Through an examiniation of the ways children play, develop, work and experience adolescence in different cultures, you will explore how society constructs childhood and how it is in turn constructed by children.

  • Loss and Bereavement in Learning Communities

    This module explores the significant impact that various forms of loss, including bereavement, form a 'nested relationship' relating to attachment, behaviour, learning and wellbeing. You'll gain an understanding of cultural and historical issues relating to grieving, and the extent to which 'emotionally-coherent' learning communities can support children holistically.

  • Guided Research Project

“Coming to Hull enabled me to learn something I am passionate about, work for some great organisations and volunteer for some brilliant causes.”

Katie Hobson

More about this course

Primarily aimed at those working in an educational setting, this one-year top-up programme enables you to examine educational issues and generate new ways of thinking. Building on your prior knowledge and understanding, you’ll be encouraged to question the aims and values of educational systems and processes. Major themes include key issues in education and learning, equality and diversity, loss and bereavement awareness and death education, and anthropology and childhood.

Through problem-based learning, you’ll gain the ability to construct and sustain well-reasoned arguments and present these in a clear, evidence-based manner. This strong focus on problem-based learning means you’ll graduate with the confidence and ability to transfer this to your work environment. 

Our teaching staff

Set yourself up for a rewarding career making a real difference to the lives of children, young people, and adults.

Strong partnerships with hundreds of schools, colleges, community organisations and early years settings.

Specialise in a particular age range and master advanced teaching methods taught by expert staff.

A diverse range of routes into teaching includes undergraduate programmes that incorporate Qualified Teacher Status.

Entry requirements

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation.

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

 

Future Prospects

You’ll have a variety of career options in education. This top-up will provide you with a valuable academic qualification and opens up opportunities for promotion, to progress into graduate-level careers or roles, and for postgraduate training in teaching, social work and youth work.