Explore the nature, scope and purpose of education across formal and informal systems, national and global settings, from early childhood studies to Higher Education. This course provides opportunities to ask the ‘big questions’ of learning and challenges perspectives, allowing you to grow into an education expert. Written and designed by an experienced tutor team, including staff who have researched and written widely across the education field, you’ll study a range of subjects associated with education and discover the world of social justice, policy and current affairs.
The programme also offers opportunities to gain valuable placement experiences in a variety of educational settings through work-based learning. The flexibility of our placements enables you to gain experience in specialist areas that are of interest to you and start making a difference through education before you even graduate.
On this course you will...
- Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills drawn from a range of subjects such as sociology, psychology, philosophy and policy.
- Combine your theoretical knowledge with practice by undertaking practical placements each year; enhancing your academic knowledge and boosting your employability.
- Be allocated two days of the week to carry out your placement which can be voluntary or paid, giving you the flexibility to work whilst you study.
- Benefit from an intimate learning environment, including a personal tutor and small class groups.
- Learn flexibly, studying areas of education that are of interest to you and complete research enquiries on educational issues and settings, developing analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Have the accessibility of studying an education degree in London, Carlisle, or Lancaster, campuses surrounded by rich opportunities for study, placement, and student life.
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