B.A. Education Studies

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • 11200
    Tuition (Year)
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  • English
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.



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 Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • GBP11200 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP9000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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

Course Content

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)

English Language Requirements


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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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed 13 years of formal education with recognized qualifications. International students should consider taking a Pre-Bachelor to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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University of Greenwich

London, United Kingdom

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