Social Care and Education Studies Joint Honours BA/BSc (Hons)

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

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

This well established Joint Honours programme focuses on the context within which social problems arise and includes an in-depth examination of social issues and the way in which they are addressed. It also looks at how education systems develop how children and adults learn and addresses the key issues of the day by examining policies and debates in education and social care. Students therefore benefit from acquiring knowledge that allows them to analyse and understand issues from many perspectives.

Course

Highlights

  • Optional placement opportunities.
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Opportunities for educational visits.
  • Progression courses available.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

Many students have benefited from study opportunities with international charities and NGO’s based in India, Ghana and East Africa.

Optional study trips to European Universities are offered by way of curriculum enrichment for Education Studies.

Course Details

This course is relevant to those who wish to enter a wide variety of careers as well as those who seek to go on to qualify as teachers. It also prepares students with the key skills for working in the social care sector. There are opportunities for volunteering and research projects throughout the course of the programme, opening several avenues for specific student development.

The programme is taught by an enthusiastic and experienced team who have substantial research and training experience in higher education.

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

Students wanting to become Sociology Teachers at Secondary Schools should major in Social Care to show evidence of specialist subject knowledge. Students wanting to gain entry to Initial Teacher Training after graduating should gain as much experience in schools as possible. Opportunities exist within the University volunteering programme to assist students to do this.

This course provides students with a range of academic and applied skills that can be used as a basis for postgraduate study or employment in social welfare, education, overseas international charities and non-governmental organisations (NGO’s).

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

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. International applications and applications from students from a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications are welcome.

English Language Requirements

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

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    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 Issue (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1003
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1030
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part B (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1031
    Core Module Y
  • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1019
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Social Policy and Law (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1001
    Core Module Y
  • Perspective on Human Behaviour (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1002
    Core Module Y
  • Volunteering (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1003
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

There are several features within both subject areas of this Joint Honours course which can put theory into practice to cement theoretical learning from lecture and seminar settings. Students can derive benefits from the following:

  • Strong focus on developing practical skills
  • Optional placement opportunities
  • Opportunities for educational visits
  • Flexible learning pathway
  • Study trips to Europe

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.

Education MA

Social Work MA

 

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

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

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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Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


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Updated 25/09/2018

  • This well established Joint Honours programme focuses on the context within which social problems arise and includes an in-depth examination of social issues and the way in which they are addressed. It also looks at how education systems develop how children and adults learn and addresses the key issues of the day by examining policies and debates in education and social care. Students therefore benefit from acquiring knowledge that allows them to analyse and understand issues from many perspectives.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Optional placement opportunities.
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
    • Opportunities for educational visits.
    • Progression courses available.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This course is relevant to those who wish to enter a wide variety of careers as well as those who seek to go on to qualify as teachers. It also prepares students with the key skills for working in the social care sector. There are opportunities for volunteering and research projects throughout the course of the programme, opening several avenues for specific student development.

    The programme is taught by an enthusiastic and experienced team who have substantial research and training experience in higher education.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    Many students have benefited from study opportunities with international charities and NGO’s based in India, Ghana and East Africa.

    Optional study trips to European Universities are offered by way of curriculum enrichment for Education Studies.

    • 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

      Students wanting to become Sociology Teachers at Secondary Schools should major in Social Care to show evidence of specialist subject knowledge. Students wanting to gain entry to Initial Teacher Training after graduating should gain as much experience in schools as possible. Opportunities exist within the University volunteering programme to assist students to do this.

      This course provides students with a range of academic and applied skills that can be used as a basis for postgraduate study or employment in social welfare, education, overseas international charities and non-governmental organisations (NGO’s).

  • General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. International applications and applications from students from a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications are welcome.

    English Language Requirements

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

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      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
    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 Issue (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1003
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1030
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Studies Part B (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1031
      Core Module Y
    • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1019
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Social Policy and Law (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1001
      Core Module Y
    • Perspective on Human Behaviour (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1002
      Core Module Y
    • Volunteering (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1003
      Core Module Y
    • 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.

      Education MA

      Social Work MA

       

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 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

    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,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour