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

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3 Years
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Waterside
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September

Overview Updated 25/10/2018

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.

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.

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.

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…

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
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

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.

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.

 

Course Content

  • Recent and Contemporary Education Policy (20 Credits)
    Module code: EDU1003
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part A and B (10 credits each) ( Credits)
    Module code: EDU1030 and 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

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

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

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

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

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,…

Joint Honours Study

If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

  • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
  • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
  • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
  • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

Click here for further information on Joints Honours.


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Updated 25/10/2018

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    • 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.

     

    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 Policy (20 Credits)
      Module code: EDU1003
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Studies Part A and B (10 credits each) ( Credits)
      Module code: EDU1030 and 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.
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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,…

  • If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour