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Newcastle University

Education

UCAS Code: X390

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

No specific subjects are required, though social sciences are preferred. Evidence of extended essay writing preferred

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Level 3 units in Social Sciences, Cultural or Media Studies are desirable. At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and in addition at least 15 level 3 credits at a minimum of Merit.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

At least one social science preferred

If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we will vary our offer to recognise this.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

30-32 points including three subjects grade 5 or above at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H3

At least one social science subject preferred

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Will be considered, areas of social science or cultural studies preferred.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

BB in addition to Scottish Highers AABBB. At least one social science/cultural studies subject preferred

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

96-147

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Education studies

This wide-ranging degree provides you with an insight into the role of education in society, both nationally and internationally. You will study sociological, philosophical, historical and political perspectives. Benefit from work experience and placements including student tutoring and volunteering, and ‘learning from work’ options.

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
£18,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Education

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
C

After graduation


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Education

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.

34%
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.

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