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Anglia Ruskin University

Education

UCAS Code: X301

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


80 UCAS Tariff Points from A level (or equivalent).

Access to HE Diplomas are accepted, 30 level 3 credits at Merit grade are required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

80 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.

80 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted. 80 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

80

UCAS Tariff Points from A level (or equivalent).

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3.0 years | Full-time | 2019

Subject

Education studies

Education has an extraordinary impact on people’s lives. Do you want to work in education, but not be tied to a classroom? Our course will give you the skills to make a difference in a wide range of education careers.

What are the key barriers to becoming a life-long learner? How do people learn best? How do social issues impact on our education system? These and many more questions are explored throughout our new Education degree which examines the rich perspectives of the interdisciplinary framework.

Studying our BA (Hons) Education course means you’ll get to the heart of a range of both historical and contemporary issues which shape the current UK education system. You’ll unpick issues of social justice, inclusion, diversity and equality in education, and consider the impact of social policy in the management of these issues. By the end of our course, you’ll have developed your ability to critically reflect on these hot topics, and will have a broad and balanced view supported by theoretical knowledge and research evidence.

We’re mindful that education extends well beyond the classroom context. Maybe you’re a budding entrepreneur who dreams of running your own education enterprise, or maybe you’re destined to make a difference in the charity sector? Our holistic approach means you’ll explore both learning inside and outside of the classroom, preparing you to make a difference in a wide range of education careers.

Study flexibly with us, full or part-time and we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to push the boundaries of education and make a difference.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Education Paradigms 1: Foundations
Constructions of Learning 1: Concepts
Education Enterprise 1
Engagement in Education 1 - Tools and Techniques

Year two, core modules

Education Paradigms 2 - Perspectives
Constructions of Learning 2 - Concepts
Studying Education Research and Development

Year two, optional modules

Education Enterprise 2
Engagement in Education 2 - Educational Innovations

Year three, core modules

Education Paradigms 3 - Ideologies and Cultures
Constructions of Learning 3 - Context
Special Focus Project

Year three, optional modules

Engagement in Education 3 - Research and Development
Education Enterprise 3

Assessment methods

It’s important to us that you leave our course as a well-rounded education practitioner, so throughout our course we aim to provide the necessary support and tools for you to succeed. We’ll give you the opportunities to flourish as an autonomous, active learner through providing you with on-going feedback and personalised teaching approaches and resources based on learner needs, interests and experiences.

We’ve built a wide range of assessments into our course to allow you to demonstrate your learning in the modules, and to ensure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a career in education. These assessments can include presentations, essays, reports, poster displays and portfolios.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Chelmsford Campus

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
74%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Childcare and related personal services
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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