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Education Studies

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Access courses are considered on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

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

H3,H3,H3,H3

Maths and English are required at Ordinary level at grade O4

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

MMM

Scottish HNC

Pass

Suitable HNCs will be available from Admissions in due course HNCs must include a B in the graded unit

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C

English is required at National 5 Grade C or above

UCAS Tariff

88-96

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Education studies

This broad-ranging degree will engage you in the wider socio-political issues that affect education on every level and how this in turn influences educational outcomes for children.

You’ll study contemporary issues in education, psychology and sociology to develop a sound knowledge base of human developmental pathways and the range of factors that affect them. You’ll gain an understanding of how pedagogic theory and knowledge informs educational practice.

Through practical experience in educational and community settings you will learn how to build positive relationships with learners and work alongside other professionals. You’ll learn how to assess individual needs and plan inclusive learning experiences taking account of diversity and difference.

Over the four years you will develop your academic literacies including digital and data literacy. You will develop research skills to enable you to develop as an autonomous, critically thinking reflective professional.
This is a fresh, modern and ambitious approach to education studies. We hope you feel as passionate about this new direction as we do and look forward to receiving your application.

At QMU we are committed to widening access to education and we welcome applications from all backgrounds and genders.

Modules

Year One,
Introduction to Education Studies in 21st century,
Developing Academic Literacies,
Introduction to Psychology 1,
Learning through the Lifespan,
Sustainable Human Behaviour Learning for Sustainability,
Diversity, Identity and Wellbeing,

Year Two,
Creativity, Culture & Learning in 21st Century,
Early Childhood Learning in Context,
Developmental and Social Psychology,
Education, Race and Ethnicity,
Society and Sustainable Lifestyles,
Engaged Sociology,

Year Three,
Inclusive Practice: Difference & Diversity,
Social Psychology and Social Justice OR Developmental Psychology,
Research Methods,
Global Health and International Education,
Poverty & Social Exclusion,

Year Four,
Dissertation,
Peer Relations in Childhood & Adolescence,
Contemporary Issues in Psychology,
Community-based Education,
European Social Policy and Politics,

The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (April 2021) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2022. Please check back here for any updates.

Assessment methods

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, workshops, enquiry-based learning, student-led activity, independent study, online group tutorials, school experience, and community placements. Assessment methods are varied, including essays, reports, presentations, blogs and audiovisual submissions.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£7,000
per year
International
£7,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University

Department:

School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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