Education Studies (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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3 Years
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September

Overview Updated 05/11/2019

A degree in Education Studies will help you to understand the key issues, policies and debates in education today. You will gain an insight into how education systems develop and how children and adults learn. The course is a strong foundation for a variety of careers.

The joint honours Education Studies degree is a particularly good choice if you would like to become a secondary school teacher. Majoring in a subject that is taught at secondary school level, and minoring in Education Studies, is the perfect foundation for Key Stage 3 Initial Teacher Training. However, joint honours gives you many other career choices as well.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • Opportunities to study abroad.
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Ideal choice if you would like to become a secondary school teacher.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

Depending on your subject combination you may have the opportunity to spend a term (or a year) in a European university as part of the Erasmus scheme. This is subsidised by the EU and, normally, costs students very little extra than it would cost to live and study in the UK. If you decide to study in Europe, you may have less choice of modules for your other terms spent at Northampton. This option is only available for selected joint honours combinations unless your period of study is extended to four years.

We also offer a one-week study trip to an EU University, normally HAN University in The Netherlands, which costs in the region of £300-400.

In recent years there have been other opportunities for short optional trips, for example to the USA, to the European parliament and to Sweden. These are very beneficial to students but do incur extra costs.

Course Details

You will examine the ways in which knowledge, skills and attitudes are passed on and developed in children and adults in a variety of settings. You will see how external factors such as values, beliefs, culture and the environment can affect learning.

Using the disciplines of psychology, sociology, philosophy and history, you will explore contemporary issues in education, curriculum studies, comparative and international education, and education policy.

There will be a number of opportunities to visit a variety of educational settings in order to research and compare how individuals learn in different environments. These settings can range from museums and prisons, to schools and European universities. These practical experiences will prove invaluable to your future career development.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course gives you the foundation that you need for any career related to education or young people. Many graduates go on to Initial Teacher Training, taking the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or School Direct route to becoming a qualified teacher. However, the options are varied and depend on the combination of subjects taken. You could also continue along the academic route, going on to the MA in Social WorkMSc in Child and Adolescent Mental HealthMSc in Counselling or specialise at MA level in your second subject.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

General University entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications. Some Joint Honours subjects require specific entry qualifications which Education Studies does not, so please check the entry qualifications for both of your proposed subjects; you will need to meet both sets of requirements.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Recent and Contemporary Education Policy (20 Credits)
    Module code: EDU1003
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits)
    Module code: EDU1032
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part B (10 Credits)
    Module code: EDU1031
    Core Module Y
  • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits)
    Module code: EDU1019
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

This course is flexible, allowing you to choose which subjects you would like to combine and what path you would like to take. You have the chance to study abroad and join educational visits and you will benefit from an enthusiastic and experienced teaching team.

Reading List
  • Bartlett S. and Burton D., 2016 (4th Ed), Introduction to Education Studies, published by SAGE

Paperback: £24.99, ISBN 9781473919006
Electronic Version: £19.99, ISBN 9781473965980

We would also encourage you to read a good (non-tabloid) newspaper and to follow current affairs on the TV/radio.

More information about Education Studies can be found on our welcome site on the Northampton Integrated Learning Environment, NILE.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MScCounselling MScEducation MAEducation (Early Years Pathway) MAEducation (Mathematics Pathway) MAEducation Management and Leadership MASocial Work MA

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

Additional Costs

The cost of essential trips for your course are covered by your tuition fees. During the programme you will also have the opportunity to join optional study trips. Previously, these optional trips have included visiting one of our European partner universities (most Education Studies Students visit HAN University in the Netherlands), a trip to Atlanta or Sweden. Typically the trip to the Netherlands costs in the region of £800; Atlanta £1000 and Sweden £500. Students normally allow an additional £100-£250 for their expenses. Optional trips within the UK normally cost in the region of £20.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,900

Additional Costs

The cost of essential trips for your course are covered by your tuition fees. During the programme you will also have the opportunity to join optional study trips. Previously, these optional trips have included visiting one of our European partner universities (most Education Studies Students visit HAN University in the Netherlands), a trip to Atlanta or Sweden. Typically the trip to the Netherlands costs in the region of £800; Atlanta £1000 and Sweden £500. Students normally allow an additional £100-£250 for their expenses. Optional trips within the UK normally cost in the region of £20.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Joint Honours Study

The award for this course will be a BA if taken as a major or joint. Students may be awarded a BSc if they study this subject as a minor subject and pair it with a BSc subject. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for more information on Joint Honours Degree designations.

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Updated 05/11/2019

  • A degree in Education Studies will help you to understand the key issues, policies and debates in education today. You will gain an insight into how education systems develop and how children and adults learn. The course is a strong foundation for a variety of careers.

    The joint honours Education Studies degree is a particularly good choice if you would like to become a secondary school teacher. Majoring in a subject that is taught at secondary school level, and minoring in Education Studies, is the perfect foundation for Key Stage 3 Initial Teacher Training. However, joint honours gives you many other career choices as well.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • Opportunities to study abroad.
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
    • Ideal choice if you would like to become a secondary school teacher.
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

  • You will examine the ways in which knowledge, skills and attitudes are passed on and developed in children and adults in a variety of settings. You will see how external factors such as values, beliefs, culture and the environment can affect learning.

    Using the disciplines of psychology, sociology, philosophy and history, you will explore contemporary issues in education, curriculum studies, comparative and international education, and education policy.

    There will be a number of opportunities to visit a variety of educational settings in order to research and compare how individuals learn in different environments. These settings can range from museums and prisons, to schools and European universities. These practical experiences will prove invaluable to your future career development.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    Depending on your subject combination you may have the opportunity to spend a term (or a year) in a European university as part of the Erasmus scheme. This is subsidised by the EU and, normally, costs students very little extra than it would cost to live and study in the UK. If you decide to study in Europe, you may have less choice of modules for your other terms spent at Northampton. This option is only available for selected joint honours combinations unless your period of study is extended to four years.

    We also offer a one-week study trip to an EU University, normally HAN University in The Netherlands, which costs in the region of £300-400.

    In recent years there have been other opportunities for short optional trips, for example to the USA, to the European parliament and to Sweden. These are very beneficial to students but do incur extra costs.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This course gives you the foundation that you need for any career related to education or young people. Many graduates go on to Initial Teacher Training, taking the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or School Direct route to becoming a qualified teacher. However, the options are varied and depend on the combination of subjects taken. You could also continue along the academic route, going on to the MA in Social WorkMSc in Child and Adolescent Mental HealthMSc in Counselling or specialise at MA level in your second subject.

  • General University entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications. Some Joint Honours subjects require specific entry qualifications which Education Studies does not, so please check the entry qualifications for both of your proposed subjects; you will need to meet both sets of requirements.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Recent and Contemporary Education Policy (20 Credits)
      Module code: EDU1003
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits)
      Module code: EDU1032
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Studies Part B (10 Credits)
      Module code: EDU1031
      Core Module Y
    • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits)
      Module code: EDU1019
      Core Module Y
      • Bartlett S. and Burton D., 2016 (4th Ed), Introduction to Education Studies, published by SAGE
        Paperback: £24.99, ISBN 9781473919006
        Electronic Version: £19.99, ISBN 9781473965980We would also encourage you to read a good (non-tabloid) newspaper and to follow current affairs on the TV/radio.More information about Education Studies can be found on our welcome site on the Northampton Integrated Learning Environment, NILE.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    This course is flexible, allowing you to choose which subjects you would like to combine and what path you would like to take. You have the chance to study abroad and join educational visits and you will benefit from an enthusiastic and experienced teaching team.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    Additional Costs

    The cost of essential trips for your course are covered by your tuition fees. During the programme you will also have the opportunity to join optional study trips. Previously, these optional trips have included visiting one of our European partner universities (most Education Studies Students visit HAN University in the Netherlands), a trip to Atlanta or Sweden. Typically the trip to the Netherlands costs in the region of £800; Atlanta £1000 and Sweden £500. Students normally allow an additional £100-£250 for their expenses. Optional trips within the UK normally cost in the region of £20.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900

    Additional Costs

    The cost of essential trips for your course are covered by your tuition fees. During the programme you will also have the opportunity to join optional study trips. Previously, these optional trips have included visiting one of our European partner universities (most Education Studies Students visit HAN University in the Netherlands), a trip to Atlanta or Sweden. Typically the trip to the Netherlands costs in the region of £800; Atlanta £1000 and Sweden £500. Students normally allow an additional £100-£250 for their expenses. Optional trips within the UK normally cost in the region of £20.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • The award for this course will be a BA if taken as a major or joint. Students may be awarded a BSc if they study this subject as a minor subject and pair it with a BSc subject. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for more information on Joint Honours Degree designations.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour