Education Studies BA (Hons)

Single and Joint Honours, Full-time

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Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • 88/96 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • X301 Course Code
  • Full Time
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Education Studies

Students involved in the study of education are exposed to a range of practices, theories and ideas that underpin how the work of education is conducted here in the UK and further afield. The Education Studies programmes are underpinned by a discussion of issues related to learning theory; individual development; education and society; equality and opportunity; access and inclusion; educational alternatives; and organisational change.

A number of our students also have interests that relate to other areas of allied educational work, such as youth, community and charity work or training and development. In response to this, the programme also draws on aspects of critical theory to explore issues of social justice, globalisation, sustainability and education and the environment.


Education Studies is offered as a BA Single Honours and also as the BA Education and Specialisms Joint Honours degrees. Whilst they do not award Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), these courses are intended for students who have an interest in education as a career in all its forms. You may then go on to PGCE study in primary or secondary teaching or into an educational role in a related occupation or field.

This programme is subject to validation.  This means the course is in development and the details of the course are in the process of being finalised by the university. The majority of new courses with this status are approved; however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead you will be informed by the university at the nearest possible opportunity.

Entry Requirements

September 2018 Entry Requirements

You must achieve either at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent (e.g.MM at BTEC Diploma), or a total of 88 points from a maximum of 3 A levels.

Access Students can achieve the requirements with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/ or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course. 96 UCAS Points: D21-M3-P21; D18-M9-P18; D15-M15-P15; D12-M21-P12; D9 M27-P9; D6-M33-P6; D3-M39-P3; D0-M45-P0.

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language or a recognised equivalent, are also required.

You may be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance for a Work Placement module in Year 2.


Course Fees

representative fee for academic year 2018/19* Full-time Home/EU students: £9,250

Please note 2019/20 The University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Additional costs:

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement. The cost of the DBS is currently £55 (including processing fee) with the option of subscribing to the update service which is currently £13 per year. For more information on your DBS application please click here.