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Education Studies BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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UCAS CODE: X300

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

You’ll gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • the core disciplines that contribute to the study of education: history, philosophy, psychology and sociology
  • the diversity of learners and the complexities of the learning process;
  • the development of schooling, teaching and education policy in the UK and internationally;
  • the wider economic, political and socio-cultural contexts of education
  • enquiry methods used in education;
  • career options across the education sector

You’ll gain first hand experience of the education sector through the professional placement module in your second year. This is designed to help formulate your career identity and professional development needs. You’ll further learn how to present your ideas confidently in a variety of ways, know how digital technology is used for various learning and professional purposes and to work both collaboratively and independently.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be formally assessed through coursework. There are no exams.

Assessments could include essays, group presentations, research-based reports and portfolio-based work. We’ll provide you with regular feedback on how well you’re doing and give you regular guidance on how to improve your skills, knowledge and understanding.

We provide many opportunities for formative assessment and feedback as well as a personal reflection on your progress, learning needs and goal setting.

How will I be taught?

Teaching is through a mix of lectures, seminars, online directed tasks and individual tutorials. Seminars provide opportunities for you to discuss, ask questions and get involved in activities and debates. In year one and two your minimum timetabled time will be 12 hours per week.

You’ll be taught by experienced university staff, many of whom are actively engaged in academic research and publication which informs their teaching. You'll also benefit from visiting speakers – these include headteachers, educational advisers, specialist researchers and international visitors – and our careers advisors and experts in academic skills based in the Writing and Learning Centre.

Careers

Our Education Studies degree will provide an excellent basis for you to work with learners of all ages in different settings and contexts. You may choose to work in educational and training advisory roles in a range of organisations including local community, youth clubs, businesses, local authorities, non-government organisations, charities, museums, art galleries or libraries.

As well as going on to study for the PGCE our graduates have been recruited by Nottingham Trent International College, Explore Learning, the NHS and many schools and Local Authorities working in educational roles such as tutors, trainers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants.

Application deadline

26 January

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 84 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    101 49%

    79th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    21st

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    82nd

    12

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