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University of Winchester

Education Studies

UCAS Code: X300

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

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 in English Language is required.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Education studies

- Education Studies achieved 100% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey

- Excellent preparation if you want to become a teacher, or keep your options open for other careers in educational services

- Voluntary work in your second year counts towards academic credit

- Learn from passionate and dedicated staff in a community of knowledge

- 4th for overall student satisfaction in England for Education Studies, and 3rd out of the modern (post-’92) universities in England (National Student Survey 2017)

- Our campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning and teaching.

Educators make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Whether you want to become a teacher or work in educational charities, publishing, local government, or the service and heritage industries, Education Studies leads to challenging and rewarding careers.

Our BA degree goes far beyond teaching and learning: you explore a range of contexts from the classroom through to how education defines the world around us and is used as a lever for social and political change. You will learn things about the workings of society and education which will surprise you.

The three-year programme examines education and policy in historical, sociological, cultural, political and philosophical contexts. You gain a deep understanding of education’s impact on gender, citizenship, childhood, family, technology and power. The course is both a rigorous academic degree and excellent preparation for those who wish to take a PGCE and become a teacher, or to pursue MA routes, such as the MA Philosophy of Education.

While the degree is theory-based, you can select from optional volunteering modules in your second year that count towards academic credit. In Year 1, the focus is on coming to an in-depth understanding of key concepts and issues of the education process, and introductions to the well-known thinkers of educational theory. Your own experiences will be a key part of this learning effort. Core modules include Educators and Society, Introducing Childhood, Inclusive Education and more.

In Year 2, core modules focus on social, ethical and political thought in education. With a wide range of optional modules, you can pursue your personal and professional interests: such as physical education, education and religion, technology and early childhood education.

In Year 3, you write a dissertation or complete an independent study project on a topic of your choice. In addition, a wide range of optional modules include Holocaust education, film and politics. By the end of the programme, you graduate as a well-rounded, critical thinker in educational theory.

Throughout all levels, you are guaranteed to learn from passionate and committed staff who help you produce intellectually satisfying essays and presentations and encourage stimulating group discussions. Our staff challenge and support you in equal measure and the course consistently rates highly in the National Student Survey, and the UK engagement survey for undergraduates. What’s more, we care about your progress and wellbeing.

Education is fundamentally about the development of others and our graduates are employed in professions which involve care and service. Many go on to work in the classroom, but others take up educational roles within public services, such as social work or education management in central and local government, publishing, business, service industries, personnel, libraries, museums, and charities. The programme tutors form a dedicated and enthusiastic team who look forward to meeting you and talking about your ambitions.

Modules

For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of Education Studies and Liberal Arts

TEF rating:
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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.

86%
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
5%
Other elementary services 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 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.

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

£24k

£24k

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 information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

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:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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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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