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History and Education Studies (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

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  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4 years part time

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Education Studies and History will provide you with a learning experience that is both challenging and highly rewarding. This course will help you develop your ability to understand and analyse the past, organise information, to achieve independence of thought and analyse how children and adults learn in educational settings today.

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

Updated 15/10/2020


  • Highly flexible degree pathways.
  • International study trip opportunities
  • Wide range of study topics available.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

Course Content

  • In this Joint Honours programme you will study a wide range of topics that, after the first year, can be tailored to suit your own individual interests. You will be immersed in examining the range of disciplines associated with their chosen subjects including the psychology, sociology, philosophy and history of education. You will also explore the social, cultural and political development of the 15th century to the present day while also focusing on British, European and American history.

    You can benefit from a high level of flexibility in your degree pathway. Module choices do not need to be made until the second year and you may choose whether to major in Education or in History or to keep an even split of subjects.

    You will have the opportunity to develop employability skills and knowledge through volunteering, events, field trips to historical sites, workshops and work placements with local partners in history and heritage. Students will also engage with research placements, organising talks and social events.

    You will be taught by an enthusiastic and experienced team who have substantial research, writing and teaching experience, in schools, colleges and higher education.

    Assessments and Methods of Learning

    There are a variety of assessment formats including, essays, practical reports, presentations, time-constrained essays, multiple-choice tests, group project work, analysis and reflection. The learning methods that you will experience during your studies will include lectures, seminar discussions, role play, placements, exhibitions and group projects, in which ideas can be shared and developed.

  • There are opportunities for international study visits and exchange as part of the second year for the Education Studies element.

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