Education Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • 11200
    Tuition (Year)
    9000
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  • English
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This Education Studies programme from the University of Greenwich provides a broad-based platform for the study of key aspects of education, in particular, current concepts, practices and issues. It focuses on the nature of learning and human development and the socio-economic, historical, cultural and political contexts of educational institutions and of the wider society in which learning takes place.
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About

Education is much more than just learning your ABCs – it plays an essential role in society.

That's why our Education Studies degree incorporates a range of subject disciplines: psychology, philosophy, history and sociology to explore education in a modern inclusive society. It allows you to understand how people develop and learn over their lifetime. It also considers the nature of knowledge, along with a critical engagement in ways of knowing and understanding this important and evolving area.

Our degree investigates education in its broadest sense, providing a solid foundation in the theoretical frameworks of education. It will increase your knowledge of educational processes, systems and approaches, and the cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts. You will discover how to apply theory within current practices in education. All courses within the programme have practical skills embedded within them, so you will gain the opportunity to develop your presentation skills, problems solving and communication skills, along with investigating and researching your own projects.

One of the unique features of this degree is the opportunity to study social enterprise, which is a rapidly growing sector that is increasingly important in working with children and young people. You will learn the fundamentals and social impact of social enterprises and have the option to undertake a professional placement to further enhance your employability skills. This is an exciting and innovative opportunity that could see you set up your own social enterprise by the end of your degree and begin graduate life running your own business as a social entrepreneur.

This degree offers our graduates a flexible route to a challenging and rewarding career – our graduates pursue careers in: social enterprise; early years or primary teaching (after completing a one year PGCE); youth services; social care; language and linguistics (after post-graduate study); probation service; education administration; education research; community education; and careers service. The psychology courses within the programme enable you to apply for Masters in Psychology conversion courses, which will enable you qualify as an educational psychologist.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a broad-based platform for the study of key aspects of the academic field or discipline of Education and/or Education Studies
  • To focus on major concepts and current practices as a basis for understanding their application to the broad field of education
  • To understand the importance of being able to evaluate learning and teaching in the context of the wider community and society at large
  • To extend student understanding of the relationship between educational theory and other social scientific perspectives
  • To encourage the development of critical analysis of, and reflection on, education as a basis for potential career development.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Duration full-time 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Programme Structure

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • History of Education (30 credits)

  • The Psychology of Childhood (30 credits)

  • Sociology of Education (30 credits)

  • Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • The Learner and the Learning Environment (30 credits)

  • Issues and Themes in Contemporary Education Studies: an interdisciplinary approach (30 credits)

  • Social Enterprise: Addressing Social Need, Creating Social Change (30 credits)

  • Education Policy and Politics (30 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Issues and Themes in Education (30 credits)

  • Enquiry Project: BA (Hons) Education Studies (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

  • Early Years Development (30 credits)

  • Later (Adolescent) Years: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (30 credits)

  • Educational Thought & Social Theory (30 credits)

  • Managing Additional Educational Needs & Inclusion (30 credits)

  • Images of Childhood in Literature, Art and Film (30 credits)

  • Leadership and Management (30 credits)

  • ECS Negotiated Study: Work Based Learning (30 credits)

  • Critical Race Theory and Practice (30) (30 credits)

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Academic Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • 260 UCAS points or above
  • PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English) or equivalent qualifications.
  • Applicants applying for Direct Entry into year 3 require a Pass at 55% or above on foundation degree in related area.

Students are provided with a range of facilities to support individual student needs. To help ensure we meet student needs we offer support and advise outside of regular teaching times, both face-to-face and online. This includes academic support workshops for all year groups; online assignment support sessions; and a student mentoring scheme to enable students to build their skills and confidence in the workplace.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11200 International
  • GBP 9000 EEA
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Funding

Mandatory Bursary

This bursary will be available to all new full time entry students paying the maximum level variable rate home fee of £3290 who also qualify for student support from Student Finance England.

The bursary will be payable for a maximum of three years and is dependent on successful progression each year of your programme. It will not be paid during any repeat or industrial placement years.

In addition to the above you will be required to qualify for the Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant. These are grants that you can apply for when you make an application for your student loan for tuition fees and maintenance or what we call collectively Student Support.

Alumni progression bursary

A 10 per cent fee discount is available to all students who progress from an undergraduate to a non-government/research funded postgraduate programme at the university. The undergraduate degree programme must have been completed on one of the universitys campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich and Medway), at University Centre Folkestone or at one of the universitys partner colleges prior to registration onto the postgraduate programme. The discount is applicable to the fee due after any other allowances have been deducted.

Care leaver's bursary

This bursary provides financial support to students entering higher education direct from local authority care. The student must have been in the care of the Local Authority for a minimum of 52 consecutive weeks immediately prior to beginning a programme of study. The bursary is available to UK students who on the 1st of September in the year of entry are 20 and under. Applicants must be studying full-time undergraduate programmes at one of the universitys campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway) and qualify for the maximum level of government means tested maintenance of special support grant.

The bursary of £1,000 per year is payable for a maximum of three years. Payment in subsequent years is dependent on satisfactory progression and payment in a placement year is dependent on the placement being unpaid. In addition to the annual award, students will receive £100 in their final year towards the costs of the graduation ceremony.

First class honours scholarship

A 10% tuition fee discount is available to home students that achieve a first upon completion of an undergraduate degree and continue their study to postgraduate level. To be eligible, students must have completed their three or four year degree programme on one of our main campuses or at one of our partner colleges and have paid the variable rate tuition fees for the entire degree programme.

The scholarship is not available to government/research funded and PGCE programmes.

This scholarship can be awarded in addition to the Alumni Progression Bursary and the 5% prompt payment discount.

Partnership progression scholarship

10 scholarships of £525 each are available to students who progress from a University of Greenwich programme at one of our partner colleges directly to the final year of an honours degree programme at one of our campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway). The applicant must have achieved to a high standard at the college. The 10 highest achieving students will be awarded.

Progression bursary

Full time students paying maximum variable fee who receive the Mandatory Bursary detailed above who progress from year 1 to year 2 of study will receive a Progression Bursary payable in year 2 of study only. The award will be for £150.

When we say progression we mean that you have passed 120 credits and completed all last items of assessment at the first attempt. If you are awarded this bursary it will be in addition to the Mandatory Bursary and paid at the same time into your nominated bank account (the one your loan and grant is paid in to).

The Progression Bursary is not available for Foundation degree, HND other sub-degree programmes or for the majority of Partner Colleges programmes where the fee is below the maximum variable charge.

UCAS scholarship

This scholarship of £525 per year for a maximum of three years (years 2 and 3 dependent on satisfactory progress), is available to full-time home undergraduate students on honours degree programmes who are studying at one of the universitys campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway) and paying variable fees. On entry to the university, you must have achieved a UCAS tariff score of at least 300 points from A-levels or equivalent qualifications (not including AS-level, key/core skills or passport points) obtained within two consecutive years. The scholarship is not available to students on HNDs, foundation degrees and NHS-funded programmes.

John McWilliam bursary

Established in memory of former Deputy Vice-Chancellor Mr John McWilliam this scholarship assists students studying specified programmes of study, within the School of Architecture & Construction.

Each recipient, of five selected annually, will be able to use the scholarship of £1500 to fund a variety of educational costs not necessarily met by any other grant, award or scholarship including the opportunity to travel oversees as part of their programme of study. Scholarships are available for one year only and can only be received by each recipient once during their studies.

Applicants must be entering the first year, full-time UK home students, studying a specified programme on one of the universitys campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway).

Additionally, priority will be given to applicants that have been resident for a minimum of three years in the one of the boroughs surrounding the university campuses; these include the London Boroughs of Bexley, Greenwich, Lewisham and the Medway Towns area. The successful recipients will be required to write a report at the end of the academic year detailing their progress.

Merit awards for outstanding achievement

This scheme is for all final year level 2 and 3 undergraduate students who are judged by a board of examiners to have demonstrated outstanding achievement during their programmes of study at the university or one of its partner colleges. Recipients of this award will be presented with a medal, certificate and £100.

David Fussey choral exhibition bursary

This cash bursary of £1,000pa (payable in two £500 instalments) is awarded for a maximum of three years and is available to all students at the university who join the University of Greenwich Choir.

The bursary is awarded in memory of Dr David Fussey, the late Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, who gained great enjoyment from singing in choirs. If you have choral experience and pass the audition to join the choir, you may apply.

The choral exhibitioner must remain an active member of the choir, attend all rehearsals and give full support to the universitys Music Director. In the second year, the choral exhibitioner, in conjunction with the Music Director, is responsible for publicity and general administrative tasks for the choir. The closing date for applications each year is 30 September.

Madame Österberg Trust

Madame Martina Österberg was a pioneer of physical education for women until her death in 1915. She founded the Bergman Österberg Physical Training College at Dartford, which until recently formed part of the university.

The furtherance of education was extremely important to Madame Österberg, and awards in her memory are available to all registered students of the University of Greenwich and its partner colleges. Applications can be made for additional educational experiences that are not directly associated with a students current programme of study.

Gravesend rugby football bursary

Bursaries are available to students studying at the University of Greenwich or studying University of Greenwich programmes at one of its partner colleges. Students must have experience of playing rugby union to an appropriate level, with a minimum standard of County 18s group or a senior level of rugby, the equivalent to London South East 2 or above.

Bursaries are offered on an annual basis dependent on the students satisfactory performance and progress, a commitment to the Gravesend club and continued registration at the university.

Royal Navy and Royal Marine bursary

The University of Greenwich, working closely with the Royal Navy Crown charity, Greenwich Hospital, has been awarded funds to assist students studying at the University of Greenwich. The scheme aims to provide support to students who are serving or former members of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines or their sons or daughters. Navy and marine personnel must have a minimum of three years service.

The bursary aims to assist eligible students with educational costs by making awards of up to £3,000 per academic year for a maximum of four years. Payment in academic years 2 and 3 is dependent upon satisfactory academic progress; payment during a placement (Sandwich) year is dependent on the placement being unpaid.

Sir William Boreman's Foundation

The Foundation provides bursaries, to permanent residents of the London boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham. Applicants must have lived in the borough for a minimum of three years, be under 25 and have a family residual income in the region of £25,000 a year.

Bursaries can be used for travel, equipment, tuition fees, university excursions and general living expenses. UK full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to apply.

Alumni Progression Bursary

International students who progress from an undergraduate to a non-government/research funded postgraduate programme can obtain a 10 per cent discount on their fees.

Gurkha Personnel Bursary

This £1,000 bursary is available to full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students who are serving in the Gurkha military or are former Gurkha military personnel. Immediate family members may also apply.

Nationality Scholarship

The University of Greenwich automatically awards scholarships of £1,000 to students from:

Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkic States, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Students must be on a full-time programme that lasts for at least one academic year.

People's Republic of China Scholarship

The university awards scholarships of up to £1,000 to students who have completed an approved programme at one of the universitys partner or link institutions in China and have progressed to an eligible programme at the university.

International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Progression Scholarship

New international undergraduate students selected for outstanding achievement at the end of the first academic year receive a fee remission of £1,000 for years two and three of study.

Postgraduate students selected for outstanding achievement at the end of the diploma stage of Masters study are awarded a fee remission of £2,000 for the final stage of their Masters.

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