BA Education Studies: Contemporary Learners & Learning


Ed. Studies: Contemporary Learners & Learning

UWTSD ranked in the top 10 UK universities for student satisfaction in Academic Studies in Education – NSS 2017.

This pathway of the BA (Hons) Education Studies programme will allow you to study a range of key issues relevant to educational theory and practice within modern British society. The degree has a strong emphasis on how learning can be supported and developed within a range of educational environments.

Key Facts

UCAS Code: X303
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
Full Time - 3 Years Part Time - 6 Years

Location:
Swansea
School/Faculty:
School of Social Justice and Inclusion
Contact Name:
Caroline Lewis
Contact Email:
caroline.lewis@uwtsd.ac.uk
 

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This single honours pathway programme will allow you to explore and engage with a wide range of issues relevant to how learning is supported and developed within a wide range of educational contexts within the United Kingdom. 

At the core of this programme are the foundation subject areas of Education Studies which include psychology, sociology, history and philosophy. The study of these subjects which will provide you with a detailed understanding of key educational issues that are relevant to a wide range of potential careers and postgraduate study options. 

The specific modules relevant to the Contemporary Learners and Learning pathway will then provide you with further detailed insight into how learners can be supported and developed within a wide range of educational environments. It will provide you with both the theoretical understanding and the practical skills to enable you to apply your studies to a wide range of potential careers such as teaching and educational support. 

We firmly believe that education does not just take place in the classroom. Throughout your time will us you will gain a range of invaluable skills that are not just academic but are vital to any graduate in the workplace today. We place significant emphasis on the value of student engagement and learning through experience and will work with you to help develop the skills and abilities you need to succeed.

Typical Year 1 modules include:

  • Skills for Studying Education
  • Education : past, present, future
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Social Inclusion and Equality  

Typical Year 2 modules include:

  • Lines of Enquiry
  • All Means All: Inclusive Education
  • Supporting and Developing Learners in the Classroom
  • Adult Learners & Learning   

Typical Year 3 modules include:

  • Dissertation
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Radical Educations
  • The 21st Century Learning Professional
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

While you are here with us you will benefit from the skills of our knowledgeable staff, all of whom have experience of a range of educational contexts and constantly strive to ensure you are achieving your full potential on the course. We have an excellent support system for all our students and take great pride in the quality of the experience that we offer. This is proven by the number of awards our teaching staff regularly receive from the Students' Union in recognition of their commitment to students. 

In your day-to-day studies you will encounter a diverse range of teaching and assessment strategies with a strong emphasis on providing a positive student experience. We also have excellent links with local education providers and community organisations to give additional learning experiences beyond the classroom. 

The Education Studies course also boasts a high employability rate for graduating students who are in work within six months of completing the degree. A number of our students also progress to further study at Postgraduate level and we can help you with looking at your options should that be of interest to you.

The course is assessed through a wide variety of methods including case studies, coursework and presentation along with the opportunity to complete a dissertation on an area of interest personal to you as a learner. 

You will also be encouraged to reflect on previous experiences of education through the assessments used within the course as well as incorporate practical experiences, where relevant.

For 2017 entry (new UCAS points tariff) 

  • Typical offers are made for 88 UCAS tariff points. The Education Studies programme and associated pathway programmes are intended for A level school leavers as well as those who have left education and now wish to return. 

We also place great emphasis on supporting and encouraging non-standard entry students onto our programme. We actively welcome applications from those who have relevant life skills and experience as well as the academic potential to succeed on the programme. During the first year of the course we tailor our modules and assessments to actively support you in your integration into higher education study and work closely with Student Services to provide you with all the help you need to make the most of your studies. 

This degree will be attractive to those who are interested in all forms of education, training, communication and human development and can lead to a variety of career options including teaching, educational administration, youth and community and educational welfare. 

The main attraction of this course is the flexibility it offers should you not have a fixed career path in mind. A large number of previous students have gained places on the PGCE Primary programme and have then subsequently found employment as primary school teachers. Other students have left to work within local government and educational support as well as for various charitable organisations. 

Some graduates have taken the opportunity to teach abroad and community engagement work is also a popular option for many of our graduates, some of whom have managed to secure employment as a direct result of the opportunities made available to them as part of their studies.

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

  • Stationery
  • Books
  • Fieldwork
  • Clothing
  • Printing and copying
  • DBS Check

To apply to the programme or to request further information please contact Caroline Lewis via 01792 482037 or via email at caroline.lewis@uwtsd.ac.uk  

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