It’s not just what children learn, but the context in which they learn, that affects their life experiences. Many other factors can also impact on education outcomes. This course explores all these fascinating ideas, and will prepare you for a range of careers in education.
If you’re interested in an education-related career, and want to understand things like how social issues affect schooling outcomes, this is the course for you.
You’ll focus on the study of learning, the curriculum, diversity and inclusion within the childhood phases of education and schooling. Using educational and sociological theory, you’ll explore how and why educational differences (in terms of experience, qualifications and future careers) can occur.
Besides your education related skills, you’ll also develop transferable skills which are appealing to employers in a range of sectors.
During the course, you’ll be encouraged to find voluntary work experience places in settings related to your planned career. We’ll provide support through our employability and volunteering teams.
Our expert tutors include well-known international researchers. Interesting guest lecturers also come in to speak on current issues.
We have excellent links with organisations overseas, and you may have the opportunity to study abroad in Year 2. This would be at one of our Erasmus partner institutions, perhaps in Spain or Austria.
We’ll also help you to consider your career aspirations. This means you’ll be well-prepared to choose and apply for your next step.
You’ll open up a wide choice of careers in education with the skills and experience you develop. This course could prepare you for a career in early childhood settings or primary education.
When you graduate you could also apply for postgraduate training, which many career paths require.
During the course, you’ll take modules which help to prepare you for future employment. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from potential employers who come in to address our students.
You’ll be assessed throughout the course to help you and your tutors measure your progress. There are no exams, but you’ll be assessed on essays and extended prose, presentations, placement proposals and reports. You’ll also be assessed on your portfolios of evidence, reflective journals, patchwork texts (short pieces of writing, or ‘patches’, built up week by week), web-based discussions, and reflective analyses and evaluations.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans.
We also offer our £400 Books Plus scheme, which helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree can access an £800 bursary.
There’s finance available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants. Find out more on our finance pages.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
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