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University of Manchester

Education

UCAS Code: X300

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Typical Contextual Offer: BBB

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. The specific course requirements are 60 credits overall with 45 at Level 3. Minimum of 30 credits with a Distinction grade, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants must have GCSE in English and Maths at Grade C/4.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects are expected to achieve D3, M2, M2. Candidates taking Pre-U in conjunction with A Levels are expected to achieve a combination of D3 in the Pre-U certificates and Grades BB at A-level.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum Grade C in English Language and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above in the newly reformed GCSEs in England).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points overall. 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019. Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

We consider the Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades DM plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at Grade A .

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with Grade D plus additional Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels at Grades BB.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades DDM.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

MM

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades MM plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A Level at Grade BB.

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

DM

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades DM plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at Grade A.

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

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grade D plus additional Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels at Grades BB.

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

DDM

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with Grades DDM.

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

M

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grades M plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A Levels at grade BB.

We normally require 5 Scottish Highers for entry onto our programme: grades AABBC / ABBBB. Applicants presenting a combination of Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers are welcomed and should contact the academic school directly to discuss their portfolio of qualifications. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

We normally require 5 Scottish Highers for entry onto our programme: grades AABBC / ABBBB. Applicants presenting a combination of Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers are welcomed and should contact the academic school directly to discuss their portfolio of qualifications. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

UCAS Tariff

128

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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

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
A

After graduation


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Research & study skills in education

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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

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