education

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Education Studies

UndergraduateBA (Hons) Available in Clearing

Year of entry:
UCAS code: X300

What you'll study

Make a real difference to the next generation of learners with work placements in schools and other educational settings – including the chance to study or undertake a placement abroad.

We offer a foundation year to boost your skills and knowledge if you don't quite meet our academic entry requirements.

First year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

You will explore fundamental themes including human rights and diversity, a historical and political approach to education; studying and learning in Higher Education; learning development, international perspectives of education and ICT in education.

Second year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Your second year comprises an in-depth look at the ways in which children and young people can be supported in their learning, with a specific focus on the use of technology in education. Furthermore, you will examine policies designed to ensure the well-being and safeguarding of children and develop your own understanding and interests in regards to research through different methods. This year also offers an opportunity to study abroad or gain valuable work experience in an alternative educational or industry setting in the UK, as part of the programme.

Final year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

In year 3 you have the opportunity to refine your learning further, by selecting from some of the following themes: philosophy and values in education; leadership and management in the children’s workforce; democratic and student-led learning, creativity and innovation in education; informal and non-formal learning in education, assessment and curriculum and an independent research dissertation which focuses on your own particular professional and theoretical interests.

Additionally you will have the opportunity to study toward Forest School certification, which allows you to facilitate children’s learning experiences in outdoor contexts. Guided Sight training will provide you with certification and practical advice on how to support children and young people with a visual impairment, whilst considering its implications for people with other disabilities

“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

This course gives you the chance to make a real difference to the next generation of learners by gaining the skills to work with children and young people in new ways. You'll look at innovative approaches to teaching and learning such as forest schools and digital teaching aids.

  • 98% of Hull's educational studies students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018).
  • Guaranteed work experience throughout - we have links to more than 600 educational institutions giving you the chance of a placement that suits your ambitions.
  • Take the opportunity to undertake a placement abroad in countries including Spain, the Netherlands or Norway.
  • Visit maintained and special schools, as well as other educational settings such as museums, galleries and outdoor environments.

As well as preparing you for your career, you'll analyse contemporary issues in education from a range of perspectives including social justice, psychology, sociology and social policy. A clear path to PGCE makes this course ideal for those with teaching ambitions.

Teaching and learning

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions. The types of scheduled lessons you’ll have depend on the course you study.

Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.

Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently. This typically involves coursework, assignments, reading, preparing presentations and exam revision.

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

12%

26%

62%

Second year

21%

79%

Final year

5%

95%


Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

Hull Campus

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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

During Clearing we look at all of your qualifications and experience, not just your academic grades – you're more than just letters on a page!

Some courses do still have requirements such as previous study in your subject area, or specific GCSE grades. Others have additional requirements such as an interview or a satisfactory DBS check.

Please call us now on 01482 462238 to find out if we have a course that’s suitable for you.

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

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per year*
  • International: £13,500 per year*

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

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.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Future prospects

We are proud that 100% of our educational studies graduates are in work or further study within six months, according to the Destinations Of Leavers from Higher Education report by HESA (June 2017). 

Employment options following graduation are varied. Education Studies can lead to careers in educational administration, management and research, within a wide range of educational settings, as well as training organisations, caring organisations, charities, parents' advisory groups or learning support organisations.

You could also apply the skills you learn to other areas of the public and private sectors. In addition, you may wish to choose a pathway to further study and training. Opportunities include programmes such as Educational Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Schools Direct. All of our graduates can also choose to continue study at Masters level.