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This BA (Hons) Education Studies course will give you a broad and detailed understanding of the principles of education, and its systems and structures. You will critically explore all phases of education, from a range of historical, economical, philosophical, sociological and psychological perspectives.
The part time course is ideal for people who are already working in a relevant educational context, such as teaching assistants; vocational teachers; trainers in public and third sector ; lecturers; curriculum designers and policy makers.
Applicants with previous qualifications and experience in an education context can apply to enter the part time programme at year 5 and can complete in 2 years via blended learning.
As a part-time student following the blended learning route, you will attend core lectures on evenings or weekends supplemented by self-study.
This course is taught via small group work, workshops, lectures, tutorials, computer-based learning, presentations and independent learning.
Your progress will be assessed with essays, reports, group work, seminar presentations and self-evaluation. Throughout the degree you'll have one-to-one support from academic staff.
This course is also available on a full-time basis.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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We also require passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
You are also welcome to apply if you have:
Qualified Teacher Status
A Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)
A Professional Certificate of Education (PGCE)
A Foundation Degree
Relevant training experience and qualifications
Students must also obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check
The fee for this course is £6,935 per 120 credits if you are from the UK or EU.
This part-time course is not available to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
This BA (Hons) Education Studies course prepares you for a career in many different aspects of the education system. These include informal and vocational learning, care, training, professional development, and curriculum development.
Please note that this course does not qualify you as a teacher. However, if you do decide to become a teacher then you will be guaranteed an interview on a University of Sunderland Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) degree course.
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