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
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
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
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.
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.
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.