Faculty of Education & Social Sciences - Early Years

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Faculty of Education & Social Sciences - Outdoor Adventure Education

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Faculty of Education & Social Sciences - Primary Education

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Faculty of Education & Social Sciences - Social Science

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Faculty of Education & Social Sciences - Secondary Education

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Faculty of Education & Social Sciences - Psychology

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Faculty of Education & Social Sciences - Youth & Community

Faculty of Education & Social Sciences

Our transformative, values-based Faculty of Education & Social Sciences offers students a superb learning environment and fantastic placement opportunities.

Foundation, Undergraduate & Postgraduate Courses

  • BA (Hons) Criminology

    Undergraduate

    Study the causes of crime and the social impact of crime as well as the political landscape and the effectiveness of anti-crime policies. Explore the challenges to social justice with our criminology degree.

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  • early years teach program graduate mainstream pathway

    BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education

    Undergraduate

    This flexible, full- or part-time course is the perfect way to find out what it's really like to work in early childhood education: ideal preparation for students interested in gaining their EYTS and QTS status.

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  • Early Childhood studies With Early Years Initial Teaching Training Status

    BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies - Progression

    Undergraduate

    Enrol on this one-year, full-time course to develop key graduate skills and link theory, policy and practice. If you're interested in developing a broader understanding of early years learning, this is the perfect course for you.

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  • early years Fda

    FdA Early Years

    Foundation

    Explore the fascinating world of early years learning, while developing a deeper understanding of ethical, social and economical factors. This course offers you the chance to earn as you learn with work-based learning.

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  • education studies BA

    BA (Hons) Education Studies

    Undergraduate

    This engaging course provides the perfect foundation for PG Cert Early Years, School Direct or PGCE courses. You'll develop your own approaches and ethos relating to education, through critical analysis and deep research.

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  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Criminology

    Undergraduate

    This criminology degree explores crime from a social perspective and teaches the science of gathering and testing physical evidence from crime scenes. You will understand the application of forensic science within the criminal justice system.

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  • learning support Fda

    FdA Learning and Teaching

    Foundation

    Work or volunteer in a variety of learning support roles to discover where your learning support strengths and interests lie. Train alongside like-minded people and benefit from the encouragement and support of experienced academics.

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  • early years teach program graduate pathway

    MA Education

    Postgraduate

    Develop your professional expertise and learn from some of the region's finest academics. This flexible course takes its shape around your work setting and subject interests, enhancing your routes into further professional practice.

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  • outdoor adventure education BA

    BA(Hons) Outdoor Adventure Education

    Undergraduate

    Study for a rewarding career in the stunning surrounds of Plymouth: on our outdoor adventure education courses, we make full use of the beautiful coastal and moorland backdrops that the city of Plymouth has to offer.

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  • performing arts education

    BA (Hons) Performing Arts Education

    Undergraduate

    Enjoy plenty of performance opportunities and real-world work placements on our full-time performing arts course. Through the course, you'll study music, drama and dance with thought-provoking focus on each area.

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  • PGCE primary

    Postgraduate Diploma in Early Years with Initial Teacher Training

    Postgraduate

    Become a leading professional in early years settings with this work-based learning experience. Choose from two routes to find the journey which suits you best, and see if you can benefit from the funding opportunities associated with this course.

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  • PGCE primary

    PGCE Primary

    Postgraduate

    Always a popular choice for those keen to enjoy high levels of employability, the PGCE Primary is a work-based course leading to qualified teacher status. Study at one of the most experience teacher-training institutions in the UK.

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  • PGCE Secondary Education with drama

    PGCE Secondary Education with Drama

    Postgraduate

    Work towards a rewarding career in secondary education at one of the UK's most experienced teacher-training institutions. This one-year, full-time course delivers a broad understanding of a teacher's daily activities.

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  • PGCE Secondary Education with geographys

    PGCE Secondary Education with Geography

    Postgraduate

    Specialise to increase your employability: this PGCE provides an in-depth, real-world focus on teaching geography, planned in association with qualified geography teachers from within our linked partner schools.

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  • PGCE Secondary Education with media studies

    PGCE Secondary Education with Media Studies

    Postgraduate

    Complete your PGCE with qualified teacher status and a specialism in media studies. This course develops your understanding and appreciation of the modern teaching role, and shows you how to inspire and engage secondary-level students.

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  • PGCE Secondary Education with foreign languages

    PGCE Secondary Education with Modern Foreign Languages

    Postgraduate

    Qualify and specialise at the same time with our MFL PGCE. On this course, you'll look at general professional studies, curriculum studies, placements and academic assignments to equip you with a well-rounded appreciation of the job.

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  • PGCE Secondary Education with Physical Education

    PGCE Secondary Education with Physical Education

    Postgraduate

    Learn how to inspire secondary-level students to explore their physical abilities and sporting passions. This one-year course combines academic study with placement opportunities so you have the chance to put your learned theory into practice.

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  • PGCE Secondary Education with psychology

    PGCE Secondary Education with Psychology

    Postgraduate

    This new, inspiring PGCE course equips you with qualified teacher status and a highly employable specialism. The course explores the main areas of psychology to develop your professional competence, creativity and innovation.

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  • PGCE Secondary Education with Religious education

    PGCE Secondary Education with Religious Education (RE)

    Postgraduate

    Become an outstanding teacher with an in-demand specialism: this one-year PGCE course results in qualified teacher status, as well as equipping you with valuable real-world experience through exciting work placements.

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  • physical education with QTS

    BEd (Hons) Physical Education - Secondary Ed (with QTS)

    Undergraduate

    Leading to qualified teacher status, this hands-on course allows students to explore the scientific principles of PE and sport, as well as developing a deep appreciation for teaching as a modern profession.

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  • pgcert coaching and mentoring

    Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring

    Postgraduate

    Combining two blocks of six months, this popular one-year course is a versatile and enriching environment for those who want to pursue a variety of roles within the coaching and mentoring profession.

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  • primary education

    BEd (Hons) Primary Education (with QTS)

    Undergraduate

    Gain qualified teacher status and study alongside like-minded people. This dynamic course allows you to demonstrate your own strengths through taking part in discussion seminars, developing your own teaching resources and much more.

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  • primary education BA

    BA (Hons) Primary Education

    Undergraduate

    Boasting fantastic employability levels, this popular course helps you reach qualified teacher status while developing a deep appreciation for the role that the modern teacher plays in a primary student's development.

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  • primary education early years with QTS

    BEd (Hons) Primary Education - Early Years (with QTS)

    Undergraduate

    If you're interested in early years, this course offers the perfect atmosphere for exploring your vocation. You'll enjoy an overall focus on primary teaching, with a more in-depth look into foundation stage and key stage one.

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  • primary education with physical education

    BEd Primary Education - Physical Education (with QTS)

    Undergraduate

    Become an outstanding primary PE teacher with our primary education degree. You'll explore numeracy and literacy in particular, while being encouraged to develop a critical understanding of educational practice.

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  • outdoor education

    MA Professional Studies - Outdoor Education, Outdoor Learning, Adventure Education

    Postgraduate

    With its stunning moorland and coastal backdrops, Plymouth makes the perfect setting for exploring your passion for outdoor education. This course comprises three supervised projects based on your professional interests.

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  • phychology

    BSc (Hons) Psychology

    Undergraduate

    Design your own unique pathway through this thought-provoking degree. The course allows you to select the areas which interest you, including education, criminology, mental wellbeing, leadership, sports and exercise and more.

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  • schools direct

    School Direct

    Postgraduate

    A one-year, full-time course which has been designed by teachers, for teachers. Choose from a salaried or a non-salaried route, and enjoy work placements with our respected partner schools in the region.

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  • social policy

    MA Social Policy

    Postgraduate

    If you are interested in making a difference, this challenging programme will engage you in a high quality, transformative educational experience and equip you to put theory into practice and to contribute to socially just and sustainable research.

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  • social sciences BA

    BA (Hons) Social Sciences

    Undergraduate

    Enjoy taking part in work placement opportunities and studying core social science research methods and skills on this flexible, interdisciplinary programme. Choose to study full or part time depending on your circumstances.

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  • sociology BA

    BA (Hons) Sociology

    Undergraduate

    Available as a full- or part-time course, this BA (Hons) combines self-directed project work with the development of key transferable skills, preparing you for a rewarding, successful career in related professions.

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  • special education need and disability studies BA

    BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs & Disability Studies

    Undergraduate

    This course offers you the chance to engage in work placements and field work trips to build up real-world experience in SEN&D. Perfect for those who want to pursue a career working with those who have special educational needs or disabilities.

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  • BA (Hons) Theology

    Undergraduate

    Studying theology enables you space and skills to ask the biggest questions of existence. Is there a God? Does anything matter? What should we do? You'll develop critical thinking skills applicable to many sectors.

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  • youth and community

    BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

    Undergraduate

    Become a well-rounded candidate for employment with this combination of university-based study and supervised work placements. You'll be given plenty of opportunities to explore creative, innovative approaches to youth work.

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  • youth and community PG dip

    PG Dip/MA Youth and Community Work

    Postgraduate

    Study with the encouragement and support of experienced youth and community work practitioners. This full- or part-time course allows you to explore historical and contemporary evidence and theory in this fascinating field.

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