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

  • Equality and Diversity in Learning Communities

  • Anthropology and Childhood

  • Loss and Bereavement in Learning Communities

  • 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. 

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

  • 240 credits (120 at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5) in a compatible field of study
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the University of Hull’s foundation degree in Learning Support have an automatic right of entry onto this top-up programme
  • All students must have undergone the relevant criminal record checks as shown by receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)
  • As a student of this course, you’ll complete a criminal convictions self-disclosure form and return this to us. This is an interim measure and is retained until we have the full Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.

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 (part-time): £1,540 (20 credits), £4,625 (60 credits), £6,165 (80 credits)

Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied. 

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

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.