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Undergraduate Available in Clearing

BA Education Studies

Make a difference to the next generation of learners with work placements in schools and other educational settings.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Entry requirements

104 points

A Level grades: BCC

UCAS code

X300

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Start date

Course overview

This course gives you the chance to inspire the next generation – 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.

As well as preparing for your career, you'll analyse issues in education from perspectives including social justice, psychology, sociology and social policy.

As well as gaining professional experience in the UK, you could also spend a semester studying at a university abroad. We have English-speaking partners in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden: countries known for high-quality childcare.

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6 reasons to study Education at Hull

  1. 98% graduate employability rating*
  2. Route to PGCE for those with teaching ambitions
  3. Placements – links to 600 educational institutions
  4. Choose to study or go on placement abroad
  5. 91% overall student satisfaction rating
  6. Gain Forest School certification to teach outdoors

What you'll study

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.

First year modules

  • Compulsory

    Skills for Academic Success

    This module runs across all first year education programmes, providing you with the essential study skills that you need in order to succeed at university. Studying, learning and assessment processes at university are different to those at school and college, so this module helps you to develop these essential skills.

    An introduction to Educational Policy and Learning

    What would you do if you were in charge of education in your country? As an introduction to how policy shapes our learning and teaching, you'll have the chance to design your own education policy as Education Minister of a country. You can introduce any policy you want, as long as you are prepared to explain why.

    Digital Technologies in the 21st Century

    Gain an understanding of the current and future impact of digital technologies in broad areas of public and private life. This module provides opportunities to engage with a range of digital tools and gain practical skills.

    Learning Across the Lifespan

    This module introduces the concept of learning and development throughout the lifespan. It will help you recognise how different cultural, environmental and social contexts influence individual learning and development by analysing a diverse range of theories applied to the study of individual development.

    Inclusion, Diversity and Rights

    This module introduces the key principles of inclusion, diversity and rights. It explores the historical context of and important milestones on the way to inclusion. These issues are examined in relation to exclusion, segregation and integration. The module progresses from the 1896 Committee on Defective and Epileptic Children through to the present day.

    International Constructions of Childhood

    Explore how childhood is perceived, lived and constructed across different societies and cultures worldwide. From an international perspective, the module addresses topics such as childhood and gender; childhood and religion; child wellbeing; child labour; urban childhoods; and others.

Second year modules

  • Compulsory

    Education Research Methods

    This module provides knowledge essential to carry out successful educational research. By exploring research methodology and methods, you'll gain skills in designing questionnaires, interviews, observations and analysing research reports.

    Safeguarding and Promoting the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

    You will be introduced to the statutory framework for safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and young people in educational settings in England. You'll consider the historical and social context of safeguarding and child protection with opportunities to research contemporary concerns such as modern child slavery.​

    Digital Technologies in Education

    You will consider the different issues involved in the management and organisation of digital technologies in schools. You will also be able to explore how you can use different tools effectively to support teaching and learning.

    Work-Based Pedagogy in Practice

    Placement experience in the UK or overseas is the basis for increasing employability skills. Experiencing different cultures and employers develops confidence and supports early career choices, all of which are shared at the student conference.

Final year modules

  • Compulsory

    Informal and Non Formal Education and Learning

    Although often unacknowledged, informal or non-formal learning is happening all around us through voluntary and community organisations, in youth and community work, through on-line communities and in the workplace. In this module, you will evaluate a site of informal learning chosen by you and gain insight into the crucial, yet often hidden, role informal and non-formal learning plays in society.

    Dissertation

    You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.

  • Optional

    Engaging with Voices in Inclusive Settings

    This module focuses on finding ways of listening and responding to marginalised voices of children and young people. It seeks to redress the balance between the predominant voices of "experts" and those experiencing marginalisation by developing an understanding of a variety of methodological participative tools, which can be used to bring about this shift in thinking.

    Creativity in Education

    Experience approaches to learning that encourage creative critical thinking. Creativity is observable in all areas of education and children's realities, including school, nursery, home and play. All children have creative abilities and it is our responsibility as educators to facilitate and encourage the creative capacities of thinking, originality, innovation, resourcefulness, individuality, vision, self expression and artistry.

    Education, Inequality and Social Justice

    Study the role of education in overcoming inequality and promoting social justice – and how a holistic approach to educational equality can help make schools truly egalitarian institutions.

    Leadership, Management and Team Working

    This module introduces aspects of leadership, management and team working in the context of children's services and education. As well as traditional views of leadership and management. There is also a focus on leadership and management in the 21st century and the collaborative approaches that support effective team working.

    Education for Personal, Social and Emotional Wellbeing

    By taking this module, you will critically consider the complex issues relating to and affecting children's and young people's wellbeing, and the extent to which education and learning communities have the potential to enhance and nurture pupil welfare.

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

How you'll study

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.

Overall workload

228 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

972 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

Indicative assessment proportions

12%
26%
62%
  • Examination

    Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

  • Practical

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

  • Coursework

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

Overall workload

120 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

504 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

576 hours

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

Indicative assessment proportions

21%
79%
  • Practical

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

  • Coursework

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

Overall workload

168 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

1032 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

Indicative assessment proportions

5%
95%
  • Practical

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

  • Coursework

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

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Entry Requirements

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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 still do 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 462236 to find out if we have a course that’s suitable for you.

Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

Switch to the foundation year

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. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

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.

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Fees & funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year*

International

£14,000 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.

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. 

Attainment
Scholarship

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points

from three A levels or equivalent, you could receive a reward of

£1,200

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Teacher
  • Education administrator
  • Support worker
  • Manager
  • Researcher
  • Civil servant

Education Studies can lead to careers in teaching, educational administration, management and research within a wide range of educational settings.

Graduates also find work with training and caring organisations, charities, parents' advisory groups and learning support organisations.

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*Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018

†Overall satisfaction score in the education subject area (National Student Survey 2019, HEIs)