Education Studies (BA (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Education Studies at University of Reading

A distinctive and innovative programme for students who want to know more about education and learning in its broadest sense. The range of possibilities when graduating from this course make it a modern, highly flexible option.

This course balances theory with practice to ensure you receive a well-rounded education with a strong focus on inclusion, drawing from the experience of our leading researchers.

You will be able to explore issues of diversity, social justice and disability. The choice of optional modules will give you a degree tailored to your academic and professional interests and enable you to use a range of creative strategies to support all learners.

During your time with us, you will explore many fundamental moral and social questions in education, such as: why are there differences in educational attainment for different students? How does lifestyle affect the environment and the sustainable use of resources? Is there a link between health and learning? Do all citizens have the right to an education?

You will examine education in its cultural, political and sociological contexts as well as developing your understanding of how children and adults learn. You will explore the opportunities and challenges that will affect educational practice today and in the future.

The placement and option of study abroad will enhance your reflective and transferable skills; assets highly valued by employers and important to your learning.

Assessment is 100% coursework, which means that we use a range of assignments (essays, reports, presentations and portfolios) to test your knowledge throughout the year, rather than giving you an examination at the end.

You will complete a four week placement in Year 2, which may be undertaken in a school or another setting that best reflects your career aspirations. For example, if you are interested in working as an Education Officer in an art gallery or a museum, we can help you find a related placement for hands-on experience. Professional development is a theme which is embedded throughout all three years, and we shall support you to develop career skills relevant to your area of interest.

A DBS check will be required in Year 2 if you undertake a placement in certain settings such as schools.

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Notes about fees for this course

Subject to the Government passing legislation to raise the minimum fee cap, we will raise undergraduate tuition fees from £9,000 to £9,250 for new UK/EU students applying to start courses in the 2017/18 academic year. You will not be affected by this rise if you have deferred entry to the 2017/18 academic year. The Government will confirm future arrangements for EU students in due course.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Reading to find course entry requirements.

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