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Education, Culture and Childhood with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Foundation year

The foundation year of this programme provides students with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the School of Education. On successful completion of the foundation year, students will progress to BA Education, Culture and Childhood.

The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success. You will study within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed at degree-level study.

Course description

In the first year, you'll take modules in child psychology and the sociology of education. You'll also study histories of education, explore the curriculum and look at how childhood has been portrayed in different societies and at different times.

In your second year, a work placement module gives you the chance to apply what you've learned. You choose where you want to go. We can help you find the right place if you're stuck. You'll spend up to 180 hours in the workplace and we ask you to keep a journal of your experience.

If you go on a work placement, you might first need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The School of Education will organise and pay for this. We'll ask you to register with our online DBS service provider and present your required ID documentation. Once approved, your DBS will be posted to your home address.

Throughout the second and third years, you choose from a list of subjects including psychological theory and childhood experience, children and digital cultures, globalising education, philosophy and education, what is learning? and education policy.

Research is an important part of the course. There's a small-scale research project in the second year and an extended dissertation in the third year. We'll also train you in research methods.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,050per year

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

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

Applications from non-mature applicants will only be considered where the applicant has not been in recent, full time, post-16 education or they have experienced extenuating circumstances which have had demonstrable impact on their level 3 achievements, evidenced through a completed DLL disrupted studies form.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 81 8

    12th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    127 64%

    27th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    19th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    145 73%

    18th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    81st

    12

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