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University of Roehampton

Education studies (extended degree)

UCAS Code: X301

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

2017 BTEC(QCF) Extended Diploma possible grades - MPP or combination of diplomas Access - 30 Passes D0M15P30

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Education studies

Education is something that happens at all stages of life, not just in childhood. It allows us to develop our thoughts and ideas, progress in our careers and learn more about the world in which we live.

Whether your interest lies in working with children with special educational needs, working in a museum as an educator, youth work, leading professional development in a private organisation our Education Studies degree is a vocational programme that will prepare you for a career in these areas, and many more. In addition, the programme is tailored to prepare you for post graduate teachers' education at University or at school, and further study and specialisation in special education needs, education policy, and education practice.

Before starting on the BA Education Studies, you will have an additional year to develop the skills and build the foundations needed for academic study.

In your first year with us you will gain a broad and balanced knowledge of the principal features of education and an appreciation of the debates within of educational theory, policy and practice. In addition, the first year has a practical focus, which will equip you with the academic and professional knowledge and skills to do well at university and in your chosen career.

For your second and third year you can choose to follow one of the three pathways below, or choose modules from each, giving you a diverse knowledge of education:
•Working in Education. This route will prepare you for graduate employment in schools and other educational settings;
•Diversity and Inclusion in Education. This will prepare you for graduate professional work not only with the diversity of students that attend mainstream schools but also more a specialist unit and/or central, local or private organisation;
•Researching Education. This pathway will not only prepare you for further training and academic study but also provides you with the skills to investigate issues and concerns as a professional employed in a variety of organisations (such as, schools, higher education colleges, and charities in the voluntary or public sector).

In your second year you will also undertake a professional work placement, to give you valuable experience in the workplace, and an opportunity to put the theory which you have learnt at Roehampton into practice. It will also allow you to develop connections and networks in the profession, which will be beneficial to you when you are looking for full time employment after graduation. In addition, you can also choose to study abroad at one of our partner universities for a semester. This will develop your cross-cultural skills and confidence, and give you the opportunity to learn about education in another culture.

Modules

During the foundation year, you will take modules in English and Maths which will develop your core academic and study skills. The syllabus includes a year-long module relevant to your chosen degree subject such as Education Essentials: Learning and Development. This will provide you with a subject specific knowledge in Education which is essential for success in your degree.

During your first year, you will complete a number of modules which will give you an overview of education and will cover the topics that each of the three pathways that make up this degree will explore in more detail as you progress. You will study a range of current issues and debates in early childhood and education, and investigate the notion of research, with a particular focus on social and cultural issues.

You will examine the basic concepts of developmental social and cognitive psychology from infancy to adolescence, and begin to understand how these concepts inform teaching and learning.You will also learn about some of the most significant developments that have occurred in education in the 20th and more recently in the 21st Century.

In your first year, we also help you to become a self-sufficient and confident student who is able to complete your studies efficiently and effectively. To facilitate this, we have created both a study skills module and a professional practice module to enable you not only to study effectively and achieve, but also to develop the emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, and the level of personal reflection needed to become a successful professional within organisations such as schools, higher education, education publishing and other institutions.

During your second and third years you will build on the knowledge gained in the first year modules. In your third year you will complete a dissertation on a subject that you have become interested in researching further with the individual support from a personal research tutor.

You can also choose to follow a particular pathway that will prepare you for your chosen career:

The Working in Education pathway you will not only prepare you a career in schools but also learning beyond the classroom, by gaining a wider understanding of learning outside of the compulsory education sector. This includes the teaching and learning that takes place in museums, galleries, youth projects, voluntary organisations, professional development and higher education. You will also have the opportunity to explore and examine how educationalists may improve their pupils’ well-being and learning by gaining a better understanding of how social influences, and in particular early experiences, emotions and emotional literacy, may facilitate learning.

If you choose to follow the Diversity and Inclusion in Education pathway, you will investigate ethical dilemmas, rights and responsibilities in education, diversity and multiculturalism, youth participation and identity and examine the learning needs and inclusion of children with a range of special educational needs.

The Researching Education pathway will enable you to investigate issues in education, such as exclusion from school, or selective education and by doing so cover ethical dilemmas, rights and responsibilities in education. This pathway will develop the capacity for logical reasoning, writing and methods of investigation that are of practical use to you not only in education institutions but also other organisations that need to address and resolve every-day challenges.

You can also choose to study a cross section of modules from the three pathways mentioned above.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

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.

80%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

82%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
88%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

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.

£19,760
high
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Teaching and educational professionals
25%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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:

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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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