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Education, Society and Childhood

University Centre Weston

UCAS Code: BECS | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:15

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

66

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Course details

This degree will develop your knowledge of the education system on a national and international basis. You will explore the concept of education and gain an understanding of the role that it plays in today’s society.

You will explore how the education system continues to be shaped by social, political and economic factors and assess the impact that these factors have on young people. You will focus on how it affects their identity and how the impact that this can have upon their development.
Within the BA(Hons) Education, Society and Childhood you will explore the long-term outcomes for disaffected students and understand how society supports them so that they develop to their full potential. You will then use this knowledge to address a broad range of themes and ideas including gender in the early years, alternatives to schooling, mental health and wellbeing, as well as institutional racism.

You will have opportunities within this degree to delve into areas of interest for you to develop your specialist knowledge which may support your future employment prospects. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with employers as well as undertaking a placement. This will allow you to have relevant experience of putting your skills and knowledge into practice and set you on the path to follow your chosen career.

We offer support for your academic, personal and career development throughout the programme. As well as having access to a professional network made up guest speakers, work-based learning opportunities. If you already practice in an education or community setting, we’ll work with you so you can use your experience to inform your studies.

This degree gives you the opportunity to apply knowledge and learning in a context that matches your interests and/or intended career route. You take part in seminars, lectures, tutorials, and personal research. The course has been designed around three key themes that are developed upon in each academic year.

Modules

In Year 1 The modules introduce you to key concepts in relation to the psychology, sociology, history and philosophy of education and provide the foundation for the second year. The modules that you will study are: Philosophy of Education, Supporting Healthy Development, Childhood Development and Beyond; Working together to Safeguard Young People and The Reflective Practitioner.

Year 2 will build on your first-year studies as well as offering the opportunity to undertake work-based learning. In particular you will study: Approaches to Curriculum and Pedagogy, Engaging with Research; Listening to Young People and Professional Practice
.
Year 3 in you final year you will study: Professional Development; Contemporary Issues in Education; Constructions of Childhood and Dissertation.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of essays, written assignments, exhibitions, presentations (including multimedia), reports, practice-based assessments and dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

England
£8,500
per year
EU
£12,500
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

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Course location:

University Centre Weston

Department:

Teacher Training

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