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University of Chester

Education Studies and Fine Art

UCAS Code: XW31

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Must include one of the following subjects at GCE A Level: Art, Art and Design or Fine Art

Access to HE Diploma (Art and Design), to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Including 5 in HL Visual Arts

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

H3,H3,H3,H3

Must include one of the following subjects: Art, Art and Design or Fine Art

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

DMM

BTEC Art and Design

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

Must include one of the following subjects: Art, Art and Design or Fine Art

UCAS Tariff

112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Fine art

Education studies

Education Studies will provide you with an excellent knowledge of theory and practice in education. Combined with another subject, our course builds on the disciplines of Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science and History to enable you to develop knowledge and skills in the academic study of education.
Fine Art - The course challenge perceptions of Fine Art practice placing you firmly in a contemporary, interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studio context. There is an emphasis on the relationship between theory and practice with a view that you will become informed practitioners fully in charge of the trajectory of your practice, research and thinking.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment methods

Education Studies - Assessment is mainly through written assignments of between 1,500 to 2,500 words. Some modules may require presentations before a written assignment is submitted. There are also two research-based modules on this course.
Fine Art - Assessment of coursework will be both formative and summative. Assessed work includes exhibited studio work and related supporting work, for example, notebooks, sketchbooks, reflective journals, visual and material experiments etc. Theoretical work will be assessed through written essays, extended essays and a dissertation and may include assessment of oral presentations.

Tuition fees

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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 location:

Chester

Department:

Education and Children's Services

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.

75%
low
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.

Art

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
C

Education

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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
95%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

Art

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
24%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Quite a few students of fine art have already retired and are taking the degree for the excellent reason that they love art, and they're willing to pay to study it. You should bear this in mind if the stats you see feature particularly low employment rates. If you need to earn a living once you've finished your fine art degree, be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common - about one in six fine arts graduates were working for themselves. Also common are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once - and many courses actually help you prepare for freelancing. One in ten of last year’s fine arts graduates had more than one job six months after graduation — over twice the average for graduates from 2015. Graduates from these subjects are often found in arts jobs, as artists, designers, photographers and similar jobs, or as arts and entertainment officers or teachers — although it's perfectly possible to get jobs outside the arts if you wish, with jobs in events management, marketing and community work amongst the most popular options.

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
low
Employed or in further education
36%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Childcare and related personal services
28%
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.

Fine art

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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£19k

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£20k

£20k

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.

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.

£21k

£21k

£21k

£21k

£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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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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