The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the interest and ability to study for a degree, but do not have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Education Studies honours degree programme yet.
Once you pass the Foundation Year (Level 3) you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).
Education shapes and defines every part of our lives. As educators, we can have a significant impact on children's opportunities to flourish and on adults' life choices and experiences. Whatever you want to do in education, from teaching, to policy work, educational research, being a learning mentor - or social and community education, the BA (Hons) Education Studies course opens up a world of possibilities to your rewarding future career.
You will study how people develop and learn throughout their lives, the history and organisation of the education system in the UK and globally, as well as the cultural norms, values and discourses which inform debates, curriculum development and educational policy. In fact, the content on this programme cover a fascinating breadth of history, politics, sociology, psychology and the philosophy of education. The critical evaluation of educational thinking, issues of inclusion and inequalities in society, theories of education and learning, research and practice, and international perspectives are also important features. Specialist core modules characterise the programme; making it an attractive choice for students wishing to study education more broadly, and for those unsure of their career pathways, but keen to choose a programme leading to a range of career choices. Students undertaking the BA Education Studies will be well-prepared for further study and progression on to postgraduate qualifications.