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Leeds Trinity University

Education Studies

UCAS Code: X301

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

Entry requirements


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

UCAS Tariff

104

GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Education studies

Are you passionate about educating children? Are you interested in becoming a teacher, but also want to keep your options open for other graduate careers in education?

Education Studies gives you the opportunity to understand key education issues and relate them to practice, preparing you for a range of careers in the education sector.

You'll learn by exploring real issues facing education today, asking questions such as: Do children have too few or too many rights? Is the national curriculum relevant or outdated? Can 'ability' ever be accurately measured?

We'll analyse and debate these issues together, drawing on ideas from a wide range of disciplines including sociology, psychology, history and politics.

During your degree, you'll complete two professional work placements in an educational setting. Linking what you've learnt to educational practice, you'll gain vital experience that will prepare you for a professional role in education or teacher training.

Our course is UK-focused, yet draws on the international context. You'll also have the opportunity to explore education in other countries with our Study Abroad programme, which will give you a distinctive edge if you want to enter the competitive international careers market.

**Placement opportunities**
??We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

Professional work experience is vital when applying for postgraduate study in teacher training or other careers in education. You'll complete a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year, so you'll graduate with up to 11 weeks' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year.

We'll work with you to find a placement that matches your career aspirations, which could be in a variety of organisations, including school and hospital education units. We also encourage you to consider volunteering and other work experience in your final year, and can support you in finding relevant opportunities.

**Graduate opportunities**
You'll be prepared for a wide range of careers in education, including family support, youth and community work, student support, disability support, teaching support, or general graduate-level positions. You'll also be well-prepared for a career in social work, subject to postgraduate study. If you want to become a teacher, this course will prepare you for postgraduate teacher training at all levels: primary, secondary, further and higher education.

Modules

Modules on this course will include the following: History of Education, Critical Thinking Skills, Childhood, Social Policy and Education, Education Policy, Language and Thinking in the School Years, Pedagogy, Practice, Assessment and Frameworks, and Inclusion, SEN and Disability.

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
International
£11,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Childhood and 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.

83%
high
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
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

92%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
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.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Childcare and related personal services
22%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
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.

£22k

£22k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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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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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