If you have an interest in education and its systems and policies then this course will develop your skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working within the education sector. 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.
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 degree sits within an exciting range of Education and Inclusion Studies courses we offer within the Institute of Education.
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.
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
Introduction to Education Studies
Education and Social Justice
Great Minds on Education
Education in Europe
Introduction to Disability, Diversity and Inclusion
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.
Work experience placements are an integral part of the course and can be negotiated in a variety of settings such as hospices; children’s centre charities, PRUs, prisons, youth, social work & schools and other relevant settings.
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:
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 Walsall Campus, 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 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.
"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."
Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Education Studies degree can allow you to:
You will develop knowledge, be able to critically analyse, make judgments and evaluate key concepts, theories and principles in the area of 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 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.
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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.
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