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Staffordshire University

Education Studies

UCAS Code: X300

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 96 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 96 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 points

Access 45 L3 Credits at Pass plus 15 L2/3 Credits at Achieved Some courses require credits in specific subject areas.

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 points

HNC (BTEC)

P

May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

P

May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.

Tarrif points from composite elements of IB Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualificaiton.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H4,H4,H4,H4,H3

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

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

DD

Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

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

MMM

Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points

Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCCCD) are required.

UCAS Tariff

96

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk for further advise

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Education studies

**Discover the lasting impact that Education has on people’s lives.**

You’ll combine theory and work experience to develop the skills needed for teaching and beyond. Combining theory with practice, both courses are ideal if you want to work with people in any professional context that involves learning.

As a graduate from our BA (Hons) Education programme, you could progress onto roles in learning support, educational administration and management, and community learning.

Previous graduates have also progressed onto teacher training routes.

On successful completion of study we will issue the following award

BA (Hons) Education Studies

**Course Content**
Our courses have been designed to provide a range of learning experiences. These include lectures, individual tutorials, group tutorials, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning, practical work placements, sector visits, fieldtrips and independent study.

In Year 1, your learning will commence with a focus on Personal, Professional and Academic Development and progress to cover topics such as an Introduction to Young Children’s Development, Policy and Practice: Past and Present, and Safeguarding and Child Protection.

In Year 2, topics such as Professionalism and Educational Strategies, Understanding Equal Opportunities and Inclusion, and Contemporary issues in Education are covered.

In Year 3, you’ll focus on modules including: Supporting Educational Practice, and Comparative Education, as well as completing an Independent Research Project.

During the course you will benefit from a number of extended work placements. Initially, these will let you explore how you see yourself and your role within a professional working environment. Later placements will focus on how you work individually and in teams, and how you contribute to the aims, ethos and culture of the workplace.

Modules

Academic year
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

Modules
This an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2019/2020 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2019-2020 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules:
Personal, Professional and Academic Development
Policy and Practice: Past and Present
An Introduction to Young Children’s Development
Safeguarding and Child Protection

Year 2 compulsory modules:
Professionalism and Educational Strategies
Understanding Equal Opportunities and Inclusion
Contemporary Issues in Education
Youth and Community Education (Standard route only)
Children with Complex Needs
Contemporary Issues in Education

Year 3 compulsory modules:
Supporting Educational Practice
Comparative Education
Research Methods
Independent Research Project

Assessment methods

Teaching
Students learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we teach through a combination of lectures, workshops, and practical sessions. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment
Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support
In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support
Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback
You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Life Sciences 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.

86%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

85%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

94%
low
Employed or in further education
85%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Childcare and related personal services
8%
Nursing and midwifery 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.

£13k

£13k

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

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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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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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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