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Education (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

BA Education with integrated Foundation Year, at Aberystwyth University, seeks to develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of education in differing contexts and a wide variety of schools, educational settings and post-16 providers.

The integrated foundation year - designed for prospective students who do not have a sufficient or relevant academic background - is the perfect option to access this highly-sort scheme. In the Foundation Year, you will be brought up to speed on the fundamentals of Education, providing a solid base for you to go on and enjoy the full undergraduate degree.

This degree will provide relevant subject knowledge and professional skills, coupled with a range of educational experiences, which will give you the opportunity to experience employment in a range of professional roles related to education. There is also an emphasis on learner support, special educational needs, and classroom practices, with a range of specialist modules in these areas.

This degree is also a pathway to entry onto PGCE Primary teacher education programmes. Also, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you will be guaranteed an interview for Primary PGCE at Aberystwyth.

Overview

Why study in the School of Education at Aberystwyth University?

The School of Education has been offering stimulating and innovative study programmes for over 100 years.

The purpose of this degree is:

  • To provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the complex body of knowledge associated with Education;
  • To enable students to critically engage with the key issues and current research in Education;
  • To enable students to critically reflect on and manage their own learning and performance.
  • To provide students with an opportunity to acquire employability skills and personal attributes and values that are necessary for employment, training, or further education.

Employability

Employability is at the core of this degree. During your degree you will have the opportunity to undertake work experience placements in the following modules: The Learner and the Learning Environment, Working with Children and during your dissertation module.

The University also operates the Year in Employment Scheme. Students wishing to complete a year in industry may do so between the third and fourth year of study.

This degree will allow all graduates to apply for a PGCE in Primary Education. Other graduates from the School of Education have explored careers in:

  • Social Care;
  • Nursing;
  • Speech therapy;
  • Social work;
  • Child welfare;
  • Play therapy;
  • The Leisure industry;
  • Child Law;
  • Childhood research.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh.

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    119 60%

    46th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    9th

    2

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