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University of Central Lancashire

Education Studies (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: X301

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

Entry requirements


72 UCAS points at A2

72 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects

72 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

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

DM

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

MMP

72 UCAS points

72 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

72

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Education studies

There is a particularly strong focus on issues relating to inclusion for diverse learners from non-traditional backgrounds such as race and ethnicity, poverty and deprivation, gender, disability and learning difficulties, sexuality, and mental health, as well as those who are subject to abuse or bullying. You will undertake a placement in an educational setting (nursery, primary, secondary or further education/training context) to help you relate your theoretical knowledge to the workplace.

The BA (Hons) Education and Professional Studies is designed to allow progression opportunities to students with prior qualifications such as the Certificate in Education (post-compulsory) or relevant Foundation Degrees. You could join the course in Year 2 or 3 depending on your experience and qualifications.

You will be supported through the use of personal tutors and the University’s Careers service to undertake further study towards teacher training or postgraduate study. We have had recent success with students gaining ESRC scholarships onto Masters and Doctorate level study.

For educational professionals, we have further progression routes into an MEd, Professional Practice in Education and a Professional Doctorate in Education.

The majority of our graduates progress to careers in teaching, most commonly going on to gain places on primary PGCE courses (teacher training) or increasingly, undertaking training in schools as part of the Schools Direct programme.

Other recent graduate destinations include advice and guidance roles; community support; social work roles; learning mentors or other pastoral roles in educational contexts.

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory; Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Target Award Extended Study, Learning by Experience. Optional; Introduction to Education, Introduction to History, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology and Contemporary Religion, Film and Media Theory, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Introduction to English Language and Linguistics, Skills for Language Students, Foundation in TESOL, Student Initiated Module, Key Themes in Archaeology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Film-making, Approaches to Photography.

Year 2: Compulsory: Theory, Philosophy and Policy in Education, Education for Everyone?, Introduction to Education Studies, Observing Education in Action. Students may then choose ONE from the following options, subject to availability: An Introduction to British Sign Language, The Social Construction of Childhood, Volunteering and Community Action, British Politics, Sociological Ways of Thinking

Year 3: Sociology and Education, Models of Teaching and Learning, Preparing for Academic Writing and Research in Education, Experiential Learning in Educational Settings, Representations of Education in Literature and Film, Issues in Deaf Education, Students may choose ONE from the following options, subject to availability: Researching with Children and Young People, A History of Childhood c 1700, Mentoring in the Community OR Youth-Led Regeneration

Year 4: Compulsory: Education Double Dissertation OR Education Dissertation. Optional; International Perspectives on Education, The Education of Vulnerable Young People, Policy and Practice in Educational Settings, Studying Curriculum, Reflective Practice in Educational Settings, Families, Schools and Society, The Professional Role and its Context. Students may choose ONE from the following options, subject to availability: Education, Society and Culture in England 1790-1914, Debating Disability, Sociology of Childhood.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
EU
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

TEF rating:
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What students say


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

96%
low
Employed or in further education
28%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Childcare and related personal services
29%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£13k

£13k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

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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You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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