Education Studies BA (Hons)

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 06/12/2018

A degree in Education Studies will help you to understand the key issues, policies and debates that are 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.

Course

Highlights

  • Study abroad opportunities.
  • Visit educational settings.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Benefit from an enthusiastic and experienced teaching team.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

You will have the opportunity to spend a term 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.

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

This course examines the ways in which knowledge, skills and attitudes are passed on and developed in individuals, both overtly and covertly, through the ‘hidden’ curriculum.

It draws on a range of disciplines, including the psychology, sociology, philosophy and history of education, curriculum studies, comparative and international education, and education policy. These disciplines are the theoretical underpinnings of the course.

You will have the chance to research educational settings, join in activities in schools and attend visits to other educational settings and institutions such as prisons. These practical experiences are particularly valuable to your future career development if you would like to go on to a teaching career. Most second year modules also include trips off campus (for example, to museums, schools, prisons, parliament, overseas visits, etc). The cost of any essential trips is covered by your tuition fees, but there will also be some visits that incur an additional cost. Trips within the UK may cost £20 and European trips can cost several hundred pounds but there are subsidies available for some students, for example, from the Students’ Union and the Chancellor’s Fund.

Read more

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. Other graduates work with charities or go onto Master’s level study in such areas as the MA in Social Work, MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health or MSc in Counselling.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@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

Language Requirements

Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the 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.

For information on how to apply to study with us as an International student, please see our How to apply for International Study page.

Entry Requirements

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. We also welcome mature students and students who have undertaken access courses.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

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

Course Content

  • Recent and Contemporary Education Issues (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
  • Development, Health and Learning (20 Credits)
    Module code: EDU1027
    Core Module Y
  • Development, Health and Learning: Working Together (20 Credits)
    Module code: EDU1028
    Core Module Y
  • Supporting Learners in Education Settings (20 Credits)
    Module code: EDU1024
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

This course is flexible, allowing you to choose which disciplines you would like to focus on 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
  • Brartlett S. & Burton D., 2016 (4th Ed), Introduction to Education Studies, Published by SAGE

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

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

Student Stories

Sarah Stock

Sarah graduated with BA (Hons) in Education Studies in 2017 and is currently volunteering as an ambassador for St James’s Place Charitable Foundation. Her long term goal is to help people who want to study later in life.

“During my time at the University, my confidence has grown immeasurably, socially and academically. The skills I’ve learnt will underpin the rest of my life.

“My course offered plenty of opportunities for travel enabling me to visit Brussels, Atlanta and Poland. It was following these trips I decided to continue my UON journey and study MA History.

“Studying at Northampton was a totally consuming and enjoyable period of my life. Having achieved a first class degree I’ve really caught the study-bug.”

Student Stories

Hanna Clowes

Education Studies student Hanna aspires to work with children with special educational needs.

“Every aspect of the course has facilitated my career development as all learning has practical applications. The University provides many great work experience opportunities, which helps you fully understand the course content and learn how to implement it in real-life.”

“The skills taught on the course help to understand how a child learns, how to fully evaluate an educational setting, and how to help enable inclusion.  What I’ve learnt so far is invaluable, as it enabled me to understand how my own newborn son grows and develops.

“My time at the University of Northampton has been a life altering experience I will never forget.”

Fees & Funding

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
Foundation Study Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation Study Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

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
Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000
Foundation Study Framework: £9,400 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

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 £1,500.  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,…

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Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Framework courses provide the best possible preparation for degree level study for students who are willing to learn and advance, but don’t have the standard entry qualifications. Featuring a reduced tuition fee for the first year, these course provide the opportunity for you to successfully study on the degree pathway of your choice whilst gaining essential study skills. The first year of your chosen degree will be studied over a two year period; years three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

Visit our Foundation Framework page to learn more.


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Updated 06/12/2018

  • A degree in Education Studies will help you to understand the key issues, policies and debates that are 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.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Study abroad opportunities.
    • Visit educational settings.
    • Progression courses available.
    • Benefit from an enthusiastic and experienced teaching team.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This course examines the ways in which knowledge, skills and attitudes are passed on and developed in individuals, both overtly and covertly, through the ‘hidden’ curriculum.

    It draws on a range of disciplines, including the psychology, sociology, philosophy and history of education, curriculum studies, comparative and international education, and education policy. These disciplines are the theoretical underpinnings of the course.

    You will have the chance to research educational settings, join in activities in schools and attend visits to other educational settings and institutions such as prisons. These practical experiences are particularly valuable to your future career development if you would like to go on to a teaching career. Most second year modules also include trips off campus (for example, to museums, schools, prisons, parliament, overseas visits, etc). The cost of any essential trips is covered by your tuition fees, but there will also be some visits that incur an additional cost. Trips within the UK may cost £20 and European trips can cost several hundred pounds but there are subsidies available for some students, for example, from the Students’ Union and the Chancellor’s Fund.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    You will have the opportunity to spend a term 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.

    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.

    • 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. Other graduates work with charities or go onto Master’s level study in such areas as the MA in Social Work, MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health or MSc in Counselling.

  • 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. We also welcome mature students and students who have undertaken access courses.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

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

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@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 Issues (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
    • Development, Health and Learning (20 Credits)
      Module code: EDU1027
      Core Module Y
    • Development, Health and Learning: Working Together (20 Credits)
      Module code: EDU1028
      Core Module Y
    • Supporting Learners in Education Settings (20 Credits)
      Module code: EDU1024
      Core Module Y
      • Brartlett S. & Burton D., 2016 (4th Ed), Introduction to Education Studies, Published by SAGE
        Paperback: £24.99, ISBN 9781473919006
        Electronic Version: £19.99, ISBN 9781473965980
    • 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

    • Sarah Stock

      Sarah graduated with BA (Hons) in Education Studies in 2017 and is currently volunteering as an ambassador for St James’s Place Charitable Foundation. Her long term goal is to help people who want to study later in life.

      “During my time at the University, my confidence has grown immeasurably, socially and academically. The skills I’ve learnt will underpin the rest of my life.

      “My course offered plenty of opportunities for travel enabling me to visit Brussels, Atlanta and Poland. It was following these trips I decided to continue my UON journey and study MA History.

      “Studying at Northampton was a totally consuming and enjoyable period of my life. Having achieved a first class degree I’ve really caught the study-bug.”

    • Hanna Clowes

      Education Studies student Hanna aspires to work with children with special educational needs.

      “Every aspect of the course has facilitated my career development as all learning has practical applications. The University provides many great work experience opportunities, which helps you fully understand the course content and learn how to implement it in real-life.”

      “The skills taught on the course help to understand how a child learns, how to fully evaluate an educational setting, and how to help enable inclusion.  What I’ve learnt so far is invaluable, as it enabled me to understand how my own newborn son grows and develops.

      “My time at the University of Northampton has been a life altering experience I will never forget.”

  • 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
    Foundation Study Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Study Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    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
    Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000
    Foundation Study Framework: £9,400 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    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 £1,500.  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,…

  • Our Foundation Framework courses provide the best possible preparation for degree level study for students who are willing to learn and advance, but don’t have the standard entry qualifications. Featuring a reduced tuition fee for the first year, these course provide the opportunity for you to successfully study on the degree pathway of your choice whilst gaining essential study skills. The first year of your chosen degree will be studied over a two year period; years three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

    Visit our Foundation Framework page to learn more.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

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