Education (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Part-time undergraduate (2 years)


September 2018

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Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for this course. Please visit our undergraduate page for other course options.


Top-up your foundation degree in education to a full BA (Hons) in just two years. Study part-time in Chelmsford and develop a raft of skills that will help you get ahead in your chosen career.

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Full description


With our BA (Hons) Education under your belt, you'll be ready to enter a wide range of degree-level careers. Or you might choose to undertake further studies and training - perhaps gaining qualified teacher status.

As well as teaching, our past students have gone on to work in university administration, to mentoring roles in schools, and to jobs as college lecturers and trainers.

We have useful links with the education industry and organisations including local authorities, the Villiers Trust and Training Schools East.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

Optional modules

  • Investigating Education Through Research
    This module gives you the opportunity to consider the aims and intentions of educational research, critique published journal articles, and examine the role of evidence from research as a basis for improving your area of practice. With a clear understanding of research purposes, methodology and methods, you will be in a strong position to design, carry out and evaluate small-scale projects in your workplace.
  • Work-Based Learning
    This module focuses upon experiential learning in the workplace. This learning can take place either within your current job role or on a work placement and must be within an educational context, either formal (e.g. school or college classroom) or informal (e.g. play scheme, museum or outdoor learning centre). You will select and plan the specific focus for the learning in consultation with your module tutor. You will then carried out your project and be evaluated to show the professional learning and development that you have achieved.
  • Raising Achievement Through Improving Teaching and Learning
    On this module, we reflect on the vitally important topic of why learners succeed or fail and what can be done to enable all learners (at any age) to thrive. You will discuss the low attainment in school of children from certain social groups. You will also consider and critique contemporary pedagogical strategies in the light of case studies and other research evidence.


We'll assess you in a number of ways, including case studies, action research, reflection and a Major Project.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

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.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your fees in the following ways.

Tuition fee loan

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Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.

How to apply for a tuition fee loan

Paying upfront

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If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.

How to pay your fees directly

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Funding for UK & EU students

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.

Entry requirements

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This course is open to education professionals working in schools, colleges and other educational settings. You should already have 240 credits (120 at Level 1 and 120 at Level 2) before joining this course. Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) and Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) also exist at point of entry.

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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 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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