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University Centre Peterborough

Education Studies Top-up

UCAS Code: X300

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

Entry requirements


240 credits (120 at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5) before joining this course. (Foundation Degree/HND or equivalent in a relevant subject). All applications are subject to approval of Accredited Prior Learning.

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About this course


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1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Education has a fundamental role to play in personal, social and professional development. Through education you can make a difference in the lives of many learners from different and diverse backgrounds. This degree offers you the opportunity to develop the professional knowledge, skills and understanding required to follow a career in education.

You will become aware of the factors affecting learners’ achievement so that you can promote continuous improvement and educational achievement among all students in a wide array of learning institutions. The course will also give you the tools to become a reflective practitioner and an independent, critical problem-solver.

Within the course you will explore topical issues relating to education and society; raising achievement through inclusion and look at the underlying principles of the educational system. The course looks at educational issues at various life stages rather than concentrating on a single phase. This will give you the opportunity to become aware of and investigate educational issues of particular personal interest and related to your career aspirations.

The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Modules

You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits.
Final year for full-time students (Level 6)
Raising Achievement Through Supporting Learning and Inclusion (30 credits)
Enhanced Work-based Research: Environment and Practice (30 credits)
Investigating and Evaluating Current Debates and Developments (30 credits)
Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits)
A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time.

Assessment methods

Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods:

Final year for full-time students (Level 6)
100% Coursework
We will provide, by the beginning of the first week of each semester, a current module guide with all the information you need for each module, including details of assessment tasks, the deadlines for these tasks, the required format and any relevant guidance.
Formative assessment opportunities are written into all module plans to provide students with on-going feedback. End of semester assessments will have formative opportunities in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester. In addition revision sessions will be held in week 12.
When a student has achieved 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 they become eligible for a foundation degree. The award classification is determined by calculating the credit weighted arithmetic mean of the module results for all modules at level 5. The following classifications are determined by the above calculation: Distinction
70%+ Distinction
60-69% Merit
40-59% Pass
0-39% Fail
A student who has achieved FdA Early Years and Education may choose to apply for the level 6 BA (Hons) Education Studies Top-up course as a new student in order to achieve a second qualification. On achievement of 120 credits at level 6, their final BA (Hons) degree classification will be by calculating the credit weighted arithmetic mean of the module results for all modules at level 6 only.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Peterborough

Department:

University Centre Peterborough Campus

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