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Undergraduate

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.

Six 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

    Studying, learning and assessment processes at university are different to those at school and college. This module helps you to develop these essential skills.

    An introduction to Educational Policy and Learning

    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.

    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. Engage with a range of digital tools and gain practical skills.

    Learning Across the Lifespan

    Explore how different cultural, environmental and social contexts influence individual learning and 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.

    International Constructions of Childhood

    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

    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'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

    Gain hands-on experience in the UK or overseas. Experiencing different cultures and employers develops confidence and supports early career choices.

Final year modules

  • Compulsory

    Informal and Non Formal Education and Learning

    You'll 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. 

    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.

    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

    Explore aspects of leadership, management and team working in the context of children's services and education. 

    Education for Personal, Social and Emotional Wellbeing

    Consider the issues relating to children's and young people's wellbeing, and how 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

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.

1,032 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

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.

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Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

Applicants should also have

  • GCSE English Language/Literature at Grade 4 or C or above

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 26 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with merits in a minimum of 30 credits
  • CACHE L3 Extended Diploma: C

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

Any offers made are conditional on the results of an enhanced DBS check.

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.

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

Our teaching staff

  • Dr Anastasia Gouseti
    Lecturer in Digital Education
    Christine Trala
    Lecturer
    Elspeth Nelson
    Lecturer in Education and Childhood/ Programme Director for BA Education, Society and Culture (top-up)
  • Dr Fiona James
    Lecturer in Education/ Chair of the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education Ethics Committee
    Dr Julie Brierley
    Lecturer in Education and Programme Director PGCE Early Years (3-7 years)
    Martin Nickson
    Lecturer in Education
  • Paul Hopkins
    Lecturer in Education
    Rebecca Adderley
    Lecturer in Education and Admissions Tutor
    Sarah Donkin
    Lecturer in Education and Childhood Studies
  • Dr Sarah James
    Lecturer in Education, Programme Director, BA (Hons) Education Studies, and BA (Hons) Education Studies, Social Inclusion and Special Needs
    Sharon Towse
    Lecturer in Education and Course Leader for BA Early Childhood Studies Foundation Year
    Thamara Bulmer
    Lecturer in Education/ Program Director, BA Early Childhood Studies

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Fees and funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year (subject to approval)*

International

£14,500 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.

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)