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London Metropolitan University

Education

UCAS Code: X301

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time day | 2021

Subject

Education studies

**Why study this course?**

The Education or Education (with Practice) BA degree offers you two career routes to choose from after a shared first year of the programme. The course tackles the big questions concerning education as seen through sociological, historical, philosophical and policy lenses leading on to a wide variety of career choices or further academic study.

If you're interested in becoming a teacher, the Education (with Practice) BA route will give you valuable work experience in your second and third years in preparation for the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) after graduation.

In the 2020 National Student Survey, 92% of our Education students said they found the course intellectually stimulating, and 100% said that lecturers explained things in a way that was easy to understand.

**More about this course**

This degree will provide you with an excellent foundation for a career in education policy or teaching. It will give you insight into education theory and concepts that will allow you to consider the subject as a political and a philosophical activity. You’ll also be able to take a more teaching-focused route in your second and third years.

The teaching will be conducted by experienced lecturers who formerly worked as teachers or managers in schools. They will encourage you to take an active role in current debates on child education from the perspective of several disciplines, including philosophy and sociology. They are also ideally placed to give you an insight into the possibilities of a teaching career and the many options available to you after graduation.

As a graduate of the Education BA you'll be part of a community of professional and experienced educators, all willing to support you in your personal and professional development. You’ll also be able to progress to one of our PGCE programmes and study towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Making Sense of Education (core)
The School and the City (core)
Knowledge, Culture and Education Part 1 and Part 2(core)
Becoming an Educationist: Reading, Writing and Enquiry (core)

Year 2 Education BA modules include:

Sociology and the Curriculum (core)
Researching Education (core)
Psychology of Learning (core)
Neuroscience and Learning (core)
Education: Experiential Learning (core)
Extension of Knowledge Module (option)
Open Language Programme (option)
Becoming a Teacher (option)

Year 2 Education with Practice BA modules include:

Sociology and the Curriculum (core)
Researching Education (core)
Psychology of Learning (core)
Working in Education: Preparing for Professional Practice (core)

Year 3 Education BA modules include:

Education Studies Dissertation (core)
Educators as Social Pedagogues (core)
Teachers as Public Intellectuals (core)
Inclusion, Education and Equalities (alt core)
Philosophy of Education Part 1 and Part 2 (alt core)
Gender and Education (option)
Education, Sport and Health in Society (option)
Extension of Knowledge Module (option)
Open Language Programme Module (option)

Year 3 Education with Practice BA modules include:

Education Studies Dissertation (core)
Preparing for QTS: Becoming a Teacher (core)
Inclusion, Education and Equalities (alt core)
Philosophy of Education (alt core)
Gender and Education (option)
Education, Sport and Health in Society (option)
Extension of Knowledge Module (option)
Open Language Programme Module (option)

Assessment methods

Assessments at level 3 and 4 will be varied to allow you to become accustomed to different academic practice, including digital literacy. Education BA in years 2 and 3 will focus on coursework through drafts, plans, full essays and presentations leading up to a longer dissertation in year 3.

Education [with Practice] BA will include the above but will also include written portfolio assessments on the longer placement modules in years 2 and 3 to reflect the more practical nature of the work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Education

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education studies

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
28%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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