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Education Studies BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Engage in critical, current debates in education to develop skills for a wide range of educational careers with our BA Education Studies degree.Our BA Education Studies degree deepens your understanding of the role and place of education in contemporary society, how people learn, and the range of disciplines that relate to the broad field of education.It provides a solid foundation in the core discipline of education, as well as an understanding of the current debates and issues surrounding the subject.Choose BA Education Studies at the University of Reading- Our Institute of Education is ranked 7th in the UK for Education in The Guardian University Guide 2021.- Assessment is 100% coursework-based.- Tailor the degree to your academic and professional interests with our wide range of optional modules.- You'll develop your understanding of learning theories, inclusion, sociology, policy and practice, gaining the knowledge and skills needed to work collaboratively and confidently in a range of settings.Taught by leading academics and researchers at the Institute of Education, you'll examine:- educational debates, such as pedagogy, creativity in education, global education and learning theories (including play)- topical issues including the impact of inclusive practice, the reality of social justice, and multicultural environments- education in its creative, economic, philosophical, cultural, political and sociological contexts.Deepen your understanding of how children and adults learn by:- studying education, teaching and learning from different perspectives- exploring a range of issues, from culture and learning environments to fundamental moral and social questions such as the links between health and learning.You'll explore the history of education and investigate existing and future opportunities – and challenges – in educational practice. Alongside all of this, you will develop your academic and professional skills.This flexible, full-time course allows you to balance your studies with other commitments, including the opportunity to gain work experience while studying.You will gain professional expertise and experience in the education sector with a wide range of placement and volunteering opportunities, enabling you to make a positive impact and develop as an active, thoughtful citizen.**Careers**When you graduate, your expert knowledge and skills could lead to a rewarding career in areas such as:- youth work- learning mentoring- museum education- guidance family work- teaching, as a teaching assistant- education administration- early years education.This degree also provides a solid foundation for further study relevant to a range of roles within education, such as:- teaching- play therapy- counselling- heritage- mental health and social work.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,500per year

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University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 84 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    132 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%



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