ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: ABB - BBB at A-Level with a minimum or five A*- C grade GCSE passes including Welsh/English Language and Mathematics.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS are welcome to apply.
AVERAGE EARNINGS: Typical salaries for qualified primary and secondary school teachers are in the region of £22,467-£33,160, depending on experience. Within leadership and managerial roles in education, salaries can significantly exceed this. As a headteacher you could earn as much as £108,282. (DofE)
Why take this course?
- Education is interdisciplinary drawing on the disciplines of psychology, philosophy, history, and the social sciences.
- The degree structure is flexible, offering a wide-range of specialist modules that allow students to tailor their degree to their future career goals while developing their individual interests.
- We use a variety of learning approaches and emphasise the development of practical skills in observation, interpretation, information processing and presentation, all of which will be valued by employers.
- A unique aspect of the degree is its emphasis on learning in a digital age, affording students opportunities to experiment, assess and reflect on digital learning technologies central to current trends in education theory and practice.
- As part of the degree, all students will be given the option of studying towards the Cambridge English CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), at a substantially reduced cost to students.
- All students will complete a research based dissertation in the final year, developing the knowledge and skills to become research-effective educationalists.
- In years two and three of the degree, students have the opportunity to undertake work placements in organisations such as schools, local authorities, business and charities.
- The degree is taught by innovative experts who have strong national and international links.
- The University's Academic Success Programme offers complementary study skills courses to help students maximise their potential.
Education is a forward-looking, research-led discipline concerned with policy and practice from a global perspective. It is a rapidly growing area of study that draws on the disciplines of psychology, philosophy, history and the social sciences to focus on understanding how people learn and how structures of education operate to foster life-long learning and personal development.
Designed for both UK/EU and international students, our BA (Hons) Education programme considers education in a wide context, not just within formal primary and secondary school settings, but also Further/Higher Education, social services, local and national government, and education within the community.
Students will be equipped with a solid grounding in contemporary theories and conceptual models of education as applied to local, national and international practice. Students will develop the research skills needed to critically evaluate current education practice and policy, and in turn, inform future policy development in a rapidly changing political and social environment. In addition, with our unique emphasis on learning in a digital age, students will be well equipped to utilise cutting edge learning technologies central to current trends in education theory and practice.
Employability and study skills are embedded throughout our BA (Hons) Education degree, with all students having the opportunity to undertake work placement modules in years two and three of the degree. A degree in education provides excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue a wide-range of professional careers. For further information please refer to the 'Careers and Employability' section.
Swansea University is working in partnership with the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) to provide an opportunity for education students to achieve recognition through the ALT Certified Membership scheme (CMALT). Swansea University is the first higher education institution to incorporate an accreditation route to CMALT on an undergraduate education programme. Certified Members of ALT include learning technology practitioners, teachers and researchers from across the educational and commercial sectors. CMALT is nationally recognised and increasingly valued by employers and professionals, and provides an excellent opportunity to gain recognition for learning technology skills and experience, develop transferable skills, which can be applied cross all educational sectors and industry, and increase the impact of your professional record or CV.
For further information about this scheme then please contact Sam May (Digital Education Track Lead).