BA (Hons) Education Studies


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Course code X301

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Course code X301

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Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2021
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Do you have an interest in education? Are you keen to study aspects of education without committing to becoming a teacher? Do you want to help children and adults to learn in a variety of settings?

You’ll study education and learning from a national and global point of view, in vocational and non-vocational education and training and in lifelong learning.

Wondering what the lecturers are like? Watch our on-demand taster session where lecturer Dr. Paula Daines explores how gender has an impact on the education of children, especially girls, in both the developed and developing world.

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Do you have an interest in education? Are you keen to study aspects of education without committing to becoming a teacher? Do you want to help children and adults to learn in a variety of settings?

You'll study education and learning from a national and global point of view, in vocational and non-vocational education and training and in lifelong learning.

Why Choose University of Cumbria?

We'll give you a solid academic grounding, so if you want to progress to further study at masters level or go into primary teaching, you can.

You have the opportunity to complete work experience each year, so all the theory you learn in lectures and seminars will be backed up with first-hand experience. Not only will this boost your confidence, but it'll bolster your CV.

- Our strong partnership with educational providers helps you to secure placements and enhances your job prospects

- Study in small class groups, so we will get to know you well

- Support from a personal tutor from the start of your studies

- Work-based placements will enhance your academic knowledge and boost your employability

- Boost your professional and employability skills throughout your studies

- Flexibility to follow and research your own interests

- Taught by tutors with education backgrounds to bring real-life experience into your learning

- Study at our London campus, situated in the East End of London

So, if you're passionate about education, this is the perfect course for you.

This programme is for those who are interested in education, not necessarily in a school environment.

You'll be introduced to a number of different educational areas and we will encourage you to gain work experience as you study. This work-based learning is a key aspect in enabling you to make links between theoretical aspects of learning with the more practical application within an educational setting.

Throughout the course we will provide support to develop your own employability skills, helping you to focus on the direction you want to take after graduation. Through the support of experienced tutors, who will take time to get to know you and properly explore options, you will be able to choose the right path to make the most of your studies at a professional level.

Each year will provide opportunities to develop your research skills, and work-based learning will be negotiated with your personal tutor to match your needs.

Your Career with an Education Degree

We are the top university in the North West for Employability - 9 out of 10 of our graduates go into employment or further study within 15 months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020)

This programme will develop useful skills for a future working in a range of educational settings such as:

  • Education administrator
  • Learning mentor
  • Teaching assistant
  • Careers adviser
  • Family support worker
  • Museum education officer
  • Youth worker

Alternatively, if you want to become a teacher, you can top up your qualifications with a one-year PGCE course to gain qualified teacher status.

Course study options

We also offer this course as a two-year Diploma of Higher Education - click the button for more information.

DipHE Education Studies

Why Choose University of Cumbria

We’ll give you a solid academic grounding, so if you want to progress to further study at masters level or go into primary teaching, you can, because we’ll even support you in achieving the statutory skills tests.

You have the opportunity to complete work experience each year, so all the theory you learn in lectures and seminars will be backed up with first-hand experience. Not only will this boost your confidence, but it’ll bolster your CV.

  • Our strong partnership with educational providers helps you to secure placements and enhances your job prospects
  • Study in small class groups, so we will get to know you well
  • Support from a personal tutor from the start of your studies
  • Work-based placements will enhance your academic knowledge and boost your employability
  • Boost your professional and employability skills throughout your studies
  • Flexibility to follow and research your own interests
  • Taught by tutors with education backgrounds to bring real-life experience into your learning
  • Study at our London campus, situated in the East End of London

So, if you’re passionate about education, this is the perfect course for you.

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