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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Education Studies and English

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in education and core curriculum of English literature and languages then this course will develop your skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working within the education sector. This course is a perfect progression for those who wish to go into teaching. You will draw upon a range of perspectives and disciplines to get to grips with the complex and varied nature of education and the historical and theory of literacy production and linguistic meaning within English modules.

Whether you are new to this area or you have experience and you are looking for career development then this course will suit you.

This course is studied across two campuses. Education modules are studied at Walsall Campus and English modules are studied at Wolverhampton City Campus.

PART-TIME STUDY

We offer our course, BA (Hons) Education Studies and English PART-TIME that includes day time sessions. However if you would like to study more flexibly, for example of an evening, we offer part time Foundation Degrees in Supporting Children in Primary Education at our college partners. After completing your part time Foundation degree you can then top up to a final year of a part- time BA degree course to gain your full honours degree.

This degree sits within an exciting range of Education and Inclusion Studies courses we offer within the Institute of Education.

What happens on the course?

During this course, you will undertake University-based learning at Walsall Campus. Modules in the first year (level 4) focus on the following topics-

Research, and Personal and Professional Development

Making a Scene: Plays in Performance

Education and Social Justice

Poetry: Genre in History

Brief Encounters: Exploring Narrative and Form in Short Stories

Education in Europe

It will provide a comprehensive overview of the history and theory of literary production and linguistic meaning through a selection of English modules specifically chosen for their relevance to PGCE courses. In addition, students will be introduced to a range of educational concepts and fields of enquiry exploring the diversity of learners and learning in contemporary society. Together, students will be actively encouraged to investigate the cultural, sociological, psychological, political and linguistic dimensions of teaching and learning in a course that prepare them not just for professional qualifications in teaching but for a range of other professional educare opportunities.

During the 2nd year of study students are invited to a ‘transition’ event designed to aid and smooth their progression from level 5 to level 6. Participants were given advice about how to prepare for their level 6 studies and module leaders were able to provide reading and other summer work to those eager to make a start. Examples of this included:

  • Academic staff offering support on refining your research title and questions
  • Literature review searching
  • Where can I get help over the summer?

Why Wolverhampton?

Why become a student in the Institute of Education?

We are proud of our long-standing tradition of research and study in Education, Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion.

You will be taught in our state-of-the-art teaching buildings at Wolverhampton and Walsall Campuses, both just a short walk from the heart of the town. Our provision includes: buildings which are fitted with interactive whiteboards, lecture theatres, science classrooms, as well as social learning areas and a Starbucks coffee shop.

Who will teach you on this course?
Staff members who teach you on this course are from a range of professional backgrounds including education, local authorities, adult education, journalism, publishing, media and now work in Higher Education. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, as they all actively engage in research and writing.

The Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton has a strong focus on research and the part it plays in your study experience. All our lecturers are research active (see our profiles on the University web pages) and working on latest developments.

We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.

Twitter: @wlv_education, @wlvEdInclusion

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What our students think

"The most inspirational module in my opinion is Education in Challenging contexts. This being because I feel like I have a much wider understanding of the different challenging contexts that are in education, that I feel I can put into good use within my current and future career."

"The skills I have learnt have assisted me greatly in my current job as a Youth Offending Team Officer. Working often with disengaged youths who have found themselves in trouble with the law, the success of my role is measured by my ability to understand and relate to the young people I work with. My course has enabled me to write, design and facilitate the group interventions carried out with young people in the Sandwell area."

Career path

98.2% Employability Rate across our courses (2016)

Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Education Studies and English degree can allow you to:

Find out more about further study that can be taken after completing this degree award.

What skills will you gain?

You will develop knowledge, be able to critically analyse, make judgments and evaluate key concepts, theories and principles in the area of English literature, language education studies. You will also develop and consolidate a range of employability skills, including sharing information, working with and in groups, presenting information, digital literacy and critical thinking skills.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

Other Requirements

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee.

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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