Education Studies (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Overview

If you want to top up a Level 5 qualification such as a diploma or Foundation degree to a full Bachelor's degree, this BA (Hons) Education Studies top-up degree course is ideal.

You’ll get a deeper understanding of how people learn, study education in relation to society and develop your research skills. If you're in work, you can do the course part time over 15 months.

You’ll graduate with a Bachelor's degree that’s valued across the education sector.

What you'll experience:

  • Progress to a full Bachelor's degree
  • Learn mentoring and research skills
  • Be taught by experts at our School of Education and Sociology
  • Study on full-time or part-time basis

Work experience and career planning

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build links in the education sector.

What you'll study:

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

You need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Core modules on this course include:

  • Research methods and dissertation proposal
  • Education and Society
  • Skills for mentoring in an educational context
  • 21st century lives
  • Dissertation

There are no optional modules.

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • presentations
  • essays reports
  • dissertation

Careers and opportunities:

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • teaching in primary education
  • teaching in Colleges of FE
  • senior management roles in nurseries
  • senior positions in education and training in areas such as nursing/police work

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

BA (Hons), BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Part-time, Full-time Study Mode
15 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

  • Only those who have previously studied at higher education level should apply. 240 HE credits of which 120 must be at level 5. Shortlisted applicants with non-standard qualifications will be interviewed.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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