Explore education and society, from Primary Education to TESOL, with our insightful articles, blogs, interviews and case studies.
Researching the various types of teacher training qualifications can be a struggle, so what really is the difference between PGCE and QTS, and which is the most suitable for you? We’re giving you a breakdown of each of these qualifications to help you make an informed decision when choosing your teacher training course.
Read more about the differences between PGCE and QTS
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in education but you’re still undecided about the area you’d like to specialise in, or you’re already working as an educator and want to progress within your field, you might want to consider a degree in Education Studies. Find out all the reasons why choosing an Education Studies degree could be right for you.
Find out more about our Education Studies degrees
Are you considering becoming a social worker but want to find out more about what this career involves? Here, we explore everything you need to know, including the roles and responsibilities of a social worker, the skills and qualifications you’ll need, and more about our Social Work courses.
Find out more about social work
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Teaching placements are an integral part of your initial teacher training, and we offer placement opportunities across several of our undergraduate and postgraduate Education courses. Read on to discover more about what to expect on your teaching placement, as well as how you can prepare, the skills and knowledge you’ll gain, and the support you’ll receive throughout.
Learn what to expect on your teaching placement
Studying for a masters degree in Education will equip you with an abundance of valuable skills and knowledge relevant to the field, but how can gaining this postgraduate qualification help your career? Find out more about the MA Education courses we offer, as well as discover what jobs you can go into and how you can progress within your current role in education.
Find out more about MA Education degrees
We caught up with Drew Dalton, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Sunderland, to find out why Social Sciences are a great area to study at degree level.
Explore the impact studying Social Sciences can have on the way you think
Are you thinking about studying for a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) qualification? At the University of Sunderland, we offer a range of SEND courses appealing to both aspiring and practising SENCOs, and other professionals within the field. Here, we explore all the reasons why considering working in SEND could be great for your career.
Learn about the benefits of working in SEND
At the University of Sunderland, we offer a wide range of Crime, Policing, and Investigation courses, but what kind of career opportunities are available to those graduating with one of these degrees? Find out more here.
Learn more about careers in Crime, Policing, and Investigation
Being able to support yourself while taking the time to complete your teacher training course is an important consideration when it comes to making the decision to apply. In this article, we look at the different options available when it comes to teacher training funding.
Learn more about what teacher training funding is available
Are you interested in studying for a community and youth work degree but want to know more about what this means? Here, we explore what youth work involves and what you can expect from a career in this rewarding field.
Find out more about community and youth work
Explore our diverse range of Crime, Policing, and Investigation courses available here at the University of Sunderland. Find out more about our degrees and who they may be suitable for with a helpful guide to our courses.
Find out more about Crime, Policing, and Investigation
Are you considering studying for a teaching degree and want to specialise in STEM subjects? Read on to discover why becoming a STEM teacher is both rewarding and beneficial to your career.
Find out more about teaching a STEM subject
It’s no secret that a career in education ranks incredibly highly when it comes to job satisfaction – but why become a primary school teacher? Explore the top ten reasons to becoming a teacher and find out more about this extraordinary career path.
Find out more about primary education.
In 2021, we developed a new postgraduate course within our Crime, Policing, and Investigation provision that focuses on leadership within the police and other criminal justice organisations. Find out more about this exciting MSc course and why you should study it.
Introducing... MSc Leadership in Criminal Justice and Policing
Are you considering studying for a masters in TESOL with the University of Sunderland and want to learn more about your options? We have designed our MA TESOL course to be as flexible as possible in order to meet the needs of our diverse student population. Find out more about which route is right for you.
Learn how flexibly you can study MA TESOL
Discover more about the latest additions to our postgraduate Education courses at Sunderland, the MA Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion (SEND) and the distance learning version. Find out all you need to know about the courses, our teaching team, and how these degrees can enhance your employability.
Find out more about the MA SEND
Excitingly, our Faculty of Education and Society students and academics have recently re-located into a new space for teaching and learning. Wearside View has been recently refurbished and revamped to make our teaching and learning experience even better. You can find Wearside View at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s.
Find out more about Wearside View
Our MA Childhood and Youth Studies course has been uniquely designed with the student at its core and offers three different pathways depending on your personal experience and aspirations.
Explore the three alternative pathways available on this course
The satisfaction of helping young minds develop isn’t the only way you are rewarded as a teacher however – the financial rewards can be pretty fruitful too.
Learn how it really can pay to teach
Studying Sociology gives you an opportunity to have a career that you always wanted. If there is a social injustice that you want to change, then a Sociology degree could be right for you. Andrew Dalton, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, talks about why Sociology is worth studying, why Sunderland is the right place to do so and what career opportunities students have after graduating.
Find out what you can do with a Sociology degree
The Criminology Society is perfect for students studying BSc (Hons) Criminology, who want to learn even more about the subject.
Read on to find out more about the Criminology Society
Spectral Visions provides a diverse platform for students, enabling its members to work with professional writers and renowned academics, and together with Spectral Visions Press, trains students to become accomplished professional publishers and editors.
Learn more about the Spectral Visions conference and Spectral Visions Press
English is a subject that can be applied to a huge number of industries and careers, as well as a route into graduate training schemes. Our English degrees aim to equip you with the skills, knowledge and contacts you’ll need for a successful career in the creative industries and beyond.
Find out what you can do with an English degree from the University of Sunderland
We caught up with Dr Alison Younger, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Sunderland, to find out why English is a great subject to study at degree level.
Find out a little bit more about Dr Alison Younger and why she believes English is a great subject to study
Graduate Amy McLean has released her third novel – penning her first while she was studying English Literature at the University.
Find out more about Amy McLean and her new novel