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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Education Studies

UCAS Code: X300

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

Entry requirements


72 - 96 tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English at grade 4 (grade C) or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

72-96
87%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Education studies

**Summary**: This programme offers a breadth of learning experiences that provide you with the multi-professional development essential to pursue a career in a range of educational settings.

**Course details**: The course is delivered by practitioners and academics in the Education team who have specialist knowledge and experience of working in a range of educational settings such as schools, post-16 educational settings, and further and higher education. Your studies will include examining the developing child and young person, considering how policy impacts on current provision and practice, pedagogy, special educational needs and disability (SEND) and exploring how and where education takes place. You will also complete a module designed to boost your graduate employability skills. Through the second and third year, you will have the opportunity to develop your research skills when you plan for and complete a piece of independent research in an area of education which interests you. The programme will enable you to study how people’s education and their educational experiences develop from childhood through to adulthood. The programme has a focus on the importance of lifelong learning. You can study this programme with a range of career interests in mind, ranging from educational roles in schools, further and higher education to working in local councils, libraries and museums. After graduating with the right degree classification, you are ideally placed to further your career interests by moving into work or taking a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

**After the course**: Careers include a range of educational roles within schools, further and higher education, local councils and library or museum services. You may be able to progress onto a primary PGCE that provides Qualified Teacher Status with a good honours degree. To teach in the further education sector you need to be qualified one level higher than the students you are teaching. You would normally have at least a level 3 qualification in the subject you would like to teach which would give you the opportunity to study for a Certificate in Education and Training or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training. Contact the programme leader for more details.

All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

You will typically be assessed by a range of methods, including written assignments such as essays, reports and case studies, portfolios of evidence, presentations and by the completion of an independent research project (dissertation).

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Education, Early Childhood and Youth

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.

76%
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

86%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
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
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
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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.

£15,704
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Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Childcare and related personal services
20%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
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.

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£17k

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£19k

£19k

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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