You’ll gain knowledge and understanding of:
the diversity of learners and the complexities of the learning process;
debates about the curriculum and its content;
the development of schooling, teaching and education policy in the UK and internationally;
the wider economic, political and socio-cultural contexts of education
research methods used in education;
and the impact of inequalities in gender, race, class and disability.
In addition to this you’ll gain skills that will make you attractive to employers. You’ll learn to present your ideas confidently in a variety of forms, use ICT for various professional purposes and work collaboratively.
Typical offer range for UK / EU applicants
260–300 UCAS Tariff points.
We’ll teach you the basic principles of education. You’ll gain an understanding of how we most effectively think and learn.
In addition you can tailor your studies to your interests in areas such as primary teaching; early childhood studies, childhood narratives; philosophy for children and international education.
The focus on year two is on a placement in an educational setting. You’ll complete assignments around your experiences. This leads towards a piece of research in an area negotiated by you.
Current optional modules include: understanding classrooms; learning through drama; literacy learning; and supporting learners with additional needs.
You’ll write a dissertation, balancing independent work with one-to-one support. We’ll give you flexibility in what you do and how you go about it. You can choose to go into an educational setting and carry out research or undertake library-based study.
Optional modules include: teaching and professionalism; learning and mathematics; supporting a dyslexic learner; and creativity, ICT and learning.
Education Studies will provide the basis for you to work with learners of all ages in different settings and contexts. You may choose to work in educational and training advisory roles in a range of organisations including local community , youth clubs, businesses, local authorities, non-government organisations and charities, museums, art galleries and libraries.
As well as going on to study for the PGCE our graduates have been recruited by Nottingham Trent International College, Explore Learning, the NHS and many schools and Local Authorities working in Educational roles such as tutors, trainers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants.
You’ll also be able to apply for PGCE courses in teacher training – but if you know at this stage that you want to be a teacher you should consider our primary or secondary teaching pathway.
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