The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Education Studies

Why choose this course?

Education Studies provides valuable insights into learning, teaching, education systems and policies. It introduces a variety of educational concepts and fields of enquiry.

You will investigate the cultural, sociological, psychological, political and linguistic dimensions of education, teaching and learning; preparing you not just for professional qualifications in teaching and the education sector, but for a range of other professional opportunities.

This course offers both academic rigour and professional relevance. Our experienced staff deliver a programme of study that will allow you to develop a thorough and expert understanding of education in a national and global context.

You will draw upon a range of perspectives and disciplines to get to grips with the complex and varied nature of learning, schooling and education. You will be given the opportunity to explore these ideas and apply knowledge through supported placements and research projects.

Work experience placements are an integral part of the course and can be negotiated in a variety of settings such as hospices, childrens centre charities, PRUs, prisons, youth, social work & schools and other relevant settings.


We offer our course, BA (Hons) Education Studies PART-TIME that includes day time sessions. However if you would like to study more flexibly, for example in the evenings, we offer part time Foundation Degrees Supporting Children in Primary Education and Early Years Services 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 enabling you to gain a full honours degree.

What happens on the course?

The first year modules lay the foundation for the subject and introduce learners to current educational themes and debates. In addition, the key theoretical questions underpinning the subject are examined.

As learners advance to higher years, they are encouraged to extend and apply their knowledge in modules which involve them in a range of stimulating activities and processes – leading discussions, presenting and carrying out educational research, undertaking placements, and using a range of electronic formats (such as blogging) to investigate and communicate.

We work with learners to explore and challenge a wide range of educational ideas and developments, and we value learners’ own perspectives and diverse experiences of education. We encourage independent thought and curiosity, and a belief in the potential of education as a tool for improving people’s lives.

Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy and you will be encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with your ideas.

Why Wolverhampton?

This course offers a chance to develop a thorough and expert understanding of education in a national and global context. It draws upon a range of perspectives and disciplines - sociological, psychological, historical, philosophical, international and political - to get to grips with the complex and varied nature of learning, schooling and education. Students will be given the opportunity to explore these ideas and apply their knowledge through supported placements and research projects.

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

Our graduates have a range of career opportunities available to them; including teacher training, positions within support groups, museums, charities, local education authorities, prison services, and other education and training providers. Alumni have taken up lecturing posts, researcher roles and local authority positions relating to education and training. Although this course does not lead to qualified teacher status, many graduates go on to complete a PGCE.

What skills will you gain?

Review, consolidate, apply and communicate (using a variety of vocal/ written/ multi-modal formats):

1 the subject knowledge, underlying theories, values and principles of Education Studies;

2 the different contexts in which learning can take place and the range of different participants and issues in the learning process;

3 personal value systems, developments and practices with reference to concepts and theories encountered in Education Studies, particularly social justice, inclusion and globalisation.

Entry requirements

2017 Entry

Other Requirements

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

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 for further information.

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

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475
Part time # £2,835

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 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323135

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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