About the Course
A degree in Education Studies provides an exciting opportunity to study education from all sorts of perspectives.
Amongst other things, we examine the purpose of education; think about how the system is, and could be structured, and make comparisons with countries abroad; we look at the role government has on shaping education and think about how the system has changed in recent years and is likely to change going into the future; we reflect on how things like disability, ethnicity, gender and socio-economic class can affect your life chances and look to see how education might work towards creating a fairer world; we look at psychological theories to see how they might apply to an educational context and think about how we develop through childhood and on into old age.
The course provides an opportunity for people interested in education to critically evaluate issues relating to education and to explore opportunities for employment within the educational field in its broadest sense. There are opportunities for work placements and voluntary work and we have students doing things ranging from working in schools, to colleges, to museums, art galleries, residential homes, conservation areas and community centres to charities.
The course is flexible and allows students to take modules in the second and third year from other programmes within the University for interest, or to help them fine tune the degree for future employment reasons.
Education Studies keeps future options open and is an excellent stepping stone into employment in a wide range of related fields. Around half of our students decide to continue on to the PGCE or a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language, but others get jobs as, for example, teaching assistants, in museums, as parent support workers, in children’s centres and for charities.
Opportunities exist for exchange or voluntary work overseas through University programmes, Erasmus, or though supported private schemes.
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We are passionate about education and welcome people who share this passion to come and study with us.
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Education and Learning (FdA)