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BA (Hons) Education Studies 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.
If you want to continue training and become a teacher, when you graduate from this course you will be guaranteed an interview for a University of Sunderland PGCE degree.
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 part-time basis.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
The David Goldman Informatics Centre,
Sir Tom Cowie Campus,
St Peter's Way,
Our typical offer is 120 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award). We don’t accept General Studies as one of the A Levels.
You must also have GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent qualifications. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
The following qualifications are also accepted for this course:
Qualified Teacher Status
A Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)
A Professional Certificate of Education (PGCE)
A Foundation Degree
If you don’t have the necessary academic qualifications, but you have relevant work experience or qualifications you may still be eligible.
You must have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check before you can start this course.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee for this course is:
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.
BA (Hons) Education Studies 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 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.