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Education Secondary and Geography (with Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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UCAS CODE: 39H0

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- Gain the classroom experience employers are looking for through placements in schools each year.- Join our long-standing and highly respected Institute for Education, and benefit from strong partnerships with schools.- On successful completion of the undergraduate degree, you'll qualify for a guaranteed interview for our Secondary PGCE.This secondary education degree is designed to enable you to gain real teaching experience before you embark on your PGCE. You'll study Education - in the broader contexts of professional practice, policy, teaching and learning - alongside the subject you're most passionate about.In teaching, subject expertise and enthusiasm isn't enough to give you the edge. This award gives you the practical experience of working in schools with young people that employers are looking for.The course offers a guaranteed interview for our Secondary PGCE, and is flexible; we'll support you in achieving your aspirations as a professional educator - however they develop during the programme. You'll benefit from our tutors' wealth of research and practice-informed expertise when you join this community of learning and practice.Combined with Geography - which is about places and people. This link between environmental processes and social behaviours means that the study of Geography is essential in understanding today’s pressing global and local issues – from climate change to sustainable development.During your Bath Spa Geography degree, you’ll study specialisms such as poverty and development, sustainability, cultural identities and representation, river and coastal processes, and geotechnologies. You’ll mix fieldwork and data collection techniques with a further understanding of communities and environments.You’ll develop your knowledge of a wide range of geographical concepts and theories, all while gaining skills that employers look for: communication, research, data management and analysis, problem solving and IT skills – specifically in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing. You'll also produce a video-clip and a personal website in your second year.**More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,300per year

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A level : CCC - BCC

A-level - Grades CCC preferred in addition to GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above in English, Maths and Science

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    93rd

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 81 3

    72nd out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    97 49%

    79th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    70th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    86 41%

    69th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    53 53%

    67th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%

    70th

    22

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