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Education

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Research and study skills in education

BSc Education draws upon psychology, sociology and critical policy analysis to help explain and understand teaching and learning processes, the mechanisms of and solutions to global inequalities both within and beyond education, and how such issues are affected by government policies on education.

You will study the psychology of education, the sociology of education and policy analysis in order to foster critical insights into the key problems facing education in a global world. You will study:
- key issues in education;

- childhood development;

- the brain goes to school;

- social justice and global inequalities in education.

In Year 2, you will have the option to select one of three specialisms to focus your studies on a particular career trajectory. This is not compulsory and you are welcome to tailor all your optional units to your own preferences instead. The three optional pathways are:
- Primary/Early Years Education;

- International Education;

- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The course is ideally suited for those who wish to:
- begin a career pathway towards Primary or Early Years teaching (e.g. through PGCE Primary);

- begin a career pathway towards professional psychology training routes, with an educational focus (e.g. educational psychology);

- enter into other education-based vocations, with a specialism towards pastoral responsibilities and/or special educational needs;

- enter into a career in Teaching English as a Second Language and/or Non-Government Organisations (NGO) focused on community education or adult learning both in the UK and overseas;

- prepare for a research career within the public sector and/or private industry.

A key feature of the course is its `Learning through Research' approach, which enables you to develop skills relevant to employment in a range of professions (including teaching but also civil service, third sector, NGOs, and educational psychology). These include:
- the ability to collate and analyse data, information, evidence;

- critical analysis of contemporary global problems in education;

- written and oral communication skills.

This is supported by a research placement in an appropriate organisation (e.g. a school) in Year 2 and the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of research in Year 3.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Environment, Education and Development

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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.

76%
low
Research and study skills in education

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Education

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
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

84%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
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?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


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Research and study skills in 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.

98%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

This isn't a common degree to take at undergraduate level, so bear that in mind when you look at the stats — most people who study this subject take it at postgraduate level. If you want to find out more about the specific employment outcomes for graduates, it's a good idea to head to a university open day and chat to tutors about it.

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.

£17k

£17k

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

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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