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Education Studies (Top up)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Education studies

Do you have an interest in education? Are you keen to study aspects of education without committing to becoming a teacher? Do you want to help children and adults to learn in a variety of settings?

With BA (Hons) Education Studies (top-up) you can study the subjects associated with education in society. You'll gain a national and international perspective of education and consider elements such as social justice, policy, current issues in education. You'll also have the opportunity to gain some placement experience in a range of settings.

This course is ideal if you have already completed a related foundation degree or diploma of higher education.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

We'll give you a solid academic grounding, so if you want to progress to further study at masters level or go into primary teaching, you can.

You have the opportunity to complete work experience, so all the theory you learn in lectures and seminars will be backed up with first-hand experience. Not only will this boost your confidence, but it'll bolster your CV.

- Our strong partnership with educational providers helps you to secure placements and enhances your job prospects

- Study in small class groups, so we will get to know you well

- Support from a personal tutor from the start of your studies

- Work-based placements will enhance your academic knowledge and boost your employability

- Boost your professional and employability skills throughout your studies

- Flexibility to follow and research your own interests

- Taught by tutors with education backgrounds to bring real-life experience into your learning

- Study at our London campus, situated in the East End of London

- Explore the underpinning fundamentals of education including historical and social developments both past and present, and the philosophical, psychological and sociological theories on which modern education has been established.

- Consider a range of educational systems and settings, selected from local, national and international examples, with scope for pursuing students own particular professional interests.

- Develop a critical understanding of educational environments and approaches in relation to social justice, social policy and educational diversity.

- Develop and deepen an understanding of the practices of teaching and learning in a range of educational settings

- Recognise and evaluate the process of human learning and the impact learning and education have not only within schools and other formal educational institutions but also within the wider social context, as learners progress and change from childhood and adolescence to adult life.

- Cultivate a critical perspective on contemporary education and consider the possible directions of its future development.

- Critically reflect on personal values in relation to education and make connections to the assumptions made within educational contexts.

- Complete research enquiries on educational issues and in educational settings, demonstrating critical thinking and skills to effectively design, complete and report on educational research, including the collection and analysis of numerical or narrative data, that reaches balanced conclusions positioned within the existing literature.

- Develop a well-informed, enquiring, analytical and critical disposition towards educational policy and practice.

- Make links between theory and practice; reflect critically on real-life experiences.

This programme will develop useful skills for a future working in a range of educational settings such as:

- Education administrator

- Learning mentor

- Teaching assistant

- Careers adviser

- Family support worker

- Museum education officer

- Youth worker

So, if you're passionate about education, this is the perfect course for you.

Modules

Year one - Compulsory modules:

Professional Studies and Work-based Contexts 3,
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion,
Educational Leadership and Management,
Current Issues and International Perspectives,
Education and the Media,
Special Study.

Assessment methods

Coursework - may include written tasks and assignments, reports, dissertations, portfolios, project work

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

London - Tower Hamlets

Department:

Institute of Education

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

97%
high
Education studies

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

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
B

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

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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Teaching and educational professionals
27%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Secretarial and related occupations

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 and teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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

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