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Swansea University


UCAS Code: X200

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

Entry requirements

A level


Please note: it is not essential to have studied any particular subjects at A-level. We do not accept General Studies

Access to HE Diploma


We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a Grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


360-375 points

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


Our offers will incorporate 120 UCAS points for completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ) Core.

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About this course

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Full-time | 2021


Education studies

Studying an Education degree at Swansea will give you a range of skills and knowledge, opening up the potential for exciting and rewarding careers in education and related areas.
On our three-year BA Education, you will study education, psychology, philosophy, history, and the social sciences.
You can explore policy and politics, leadership and management, educational practice in a digital age, learning and teaching, education in other countries, diversity and wellbeing in education, child development and educational neuroscience.
You also have the opportunity to undertake work placements in organisations such as schools, local authorities, business and charities to enhance your student experience and your career prospects.
The degree is designed for UK, EU and international students, and it considers education in a wide context – it is not confined to formal primary and secondary school settings, but also covers further and higher education, social services, local and national government, and education in the community.
Some 94% of UK Education graduates overall are in employment or in further study six months after graduation (DHLE 2016).
Our Education degree provides an ideal route into careers such as early years teaching, play therapy, teaching English as a foreign language, education administration, community development work, education research, and roles in local authorities, community education and education publishing.
It also opens up potential careers in education departments in museums, galleries and theatres, local and national government and social services.
To become a teacher, you will need an additional ITE/PGCE qualification.
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course is flexible and can be tailored to suit your interests.
You can specialise in learning in a digital age, and you can explore digital learning technologies, which are central to current trends in education theory and practice.
You will use a variety of learning approaches, which will help you develop a range of practical and transferable skills in observation, interpretation, information processing and presentation, all of which are highly valued by employers.
You can also choose to take modules from other subject areas within the College of Arts and Humanities. These include Applied Linguistics modules, which are excellent preparation if you are planning to take professional qualifications or work relating to teaching English as a foreign language.
In the final year, you will complete an independent research-based dissertation, developing your knowledge and skills and delving more deeply into an aspect of education which most interests you.

Please visit our course page for more information:

**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**


Year 1 Compulsory:
Contemporary Education, Problems and Issues
Introduction to Learning and Teaching
Education Across the Lifespan
Origin and Theory of Educational Research
Employability and Study Skills in an Educational Context
Education in Other Countries
Learning in a Digital Age

Year 2 Compulsory:
Research Methods in Education
Child Development
Protecting and Promoting Wellbeing in Education
Year 2 Optional:
Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Theory and Practice
Additional Learning Needs
Education Policy and Politics
Enhancing Employability Through Work Experience
Enhancing Learning with Digital Technologies

Year 3 Compulsory:
Year 3 Optional:
Issues in current ELT
Employability Decision Making and Work Experience
Educational Neuroscience
Childhood Studies
Leading and Managing in Education

Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.

Assessment methods

Assessment: Students will be assessed through coursework including essays, presentations (poster and oral), written reports, reflective blogs, personalised learning records, research proposals, and video blogs. Students are also required to complete an 8,000 word empirically based dissertation in the final year. Examinations will form a small component of the degree.

Please note that students choosing to study towards the Cambridge English Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) will also have to undertake an examination as part of the qualification.

The Uni

Course location:

Singleton Park Campus


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