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Main entry requirements
Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers50%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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If you wish to enter a wide variety of careers as well as going into teaching this course caters to this. If you wish to develop skills in the social care sector this course will support it with volunteering opportunities and research projects available. With a Joint Honours degree, you study two subjects and depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree. Undertaking Joint Honours allows for a high level of flexibility in deciding your degree and career pathway. It is good for students who are still exploring their career options. Joint honours degrees are taught in the same way as single honours degrees, with 120 credits taught per year, over three years. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that: Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information.
**STAGE 1:** You will complete three modules from each subject to build a foundation of knowledge in both areas of study that will provide a platform in which to advance to stage two of your studies. • Recent and Contemporary Education Issue (20 Credits) • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits) • Introduction to Education Studies Part B (10 Credits) • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits) • Introduction to Social Policy and Law (20 Credits) • Perspective on Human Behaviour (20 Credits) • Volunteering (20 Credits) **STAGE 2:** If you are considering the option to be Sociology Teachers at Secondary School,you should major in Social Care to show relevant specialist subject knowledge. In this case you will be required to take modules in **Agency Approaches to Social Issues** and **Cultural and Gender Perspectives in Social Care** and then select **2** modules from the following: • Community Involvement • Research for Social and Community Development • Organisational Behaviour • Marketing Planning for Services • Civil Liberties and Human Rights in the UK • Globalisation & Development in the 21st Century You will then also select two modules from Education Studies from a range of choices including: • Debates in Education • History of Childhood • International and Comparative Education • Transitions, and The Psychology of Learning • Teaching in Education Settings **STAGE 3:** If you have an even split on their courses, you can choose to write a dissertation on any topic related to Education or Social Care and will be able to customise your final year to suit your interests and career choices. All major and joint pathways have the opportunity to pursue other modules that are of personal or career interest from a range of the following: • European and International Human Rights Law • Development and Change in Global South • Organisational Change • The Great Educators • Youth Offending • Deviance and disaffection • Mental Health and Psychology • Education, Culture and Society Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
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