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BA (Hons) Education Studies


Develop your practical skills on three work placements.


2020 entry requirements

Three A-levels at grades CCC or above,

Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above.

Or Access 23-45 with 6D.

And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.


UCAS points 96

UCAS code X300

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time available

How to apply for this course

Course Summary

If you’re interested in the broadest theories which impact education, the BA (Hons) Education Studies course is for you. It will give you a solid grounding in the psychological, social and political principles which underpin our education system. It sets you up to either move into teaching at any age range, or  to move into educational research or management; aiming to change the world of education.

To thoroughly test your theories, you’ll have a work placement in each year in one of our hundreds of partnership schools or nurseries. You’ll work closely with children and staff, and see the impact of current educational issues first hand.

This course has many module choices and research-active and practitioner tutors, giving you freedom to pursue the area of Education Studies which most interests you. Your course leaders will encourage you to experiment with your teaching style during this course. At no point will you be assessed in practice, giving you the freedom to explore a range of approaches to unearth your own personal teaching style.

Why this course at Marjon?

We are research-active, aiming to influence government policy and giving you access to the latest thinking in education theory.

We know education and have been producing outstanding educators for almost 180 years.

We have close links to hundreds of schools for you to gain work experience.

You'll attend one placement each year, working alongside a tutor in a school.

Enjoy an enrichment programme in which you work alongside practising teachers to learn about new initiatives in the curriculum.

This course is flexible to fit around your other commitments.

This course is perfect if you're curious about

What happened before formal education? What happens without education?

If education can change the world, how can you make it happen?

Which systems of education, from our history or from other countries, have worked best? How do we measure what “best” is in education?

How should children be assessed? Who are we assessing; the child, the parent, the teacher or the government?

How does family life impact on education? How can teachers best support children when home life is difficult?

Is a classroom with very differing abilities better for children?

What might you become?

You'll be able to move on to our PG Certificate in Early Years, School Direct or PGCE qualifications which enable you to teach. You can also take up roles in the broad education sector such as educational management, welfare, early years education, community education, youth work, children’s workforce professionals or informal educational environments such as those around tourism or events. Your research and critical thinking skills can also be applied to other sectors such as media or publishing.

 


Modules for this course

Course Snapshot

The first year of your studies focuses on child development, local and global issues of social justice and experiential learning through a project focused placement. In your second year you will build on prior learning looking at ways of thinking about being an educator, global childhoods, rights, as well as research, participatory practices and another [self-directed] experiential placement. Your final undergraduate year will build on prior learning and future goals with modules exploring your personal philosophy, placement, working with children and young people, quality and leadership and your Education Project which enables you to research an area of interest and professional relevance in depth.
Sue Wayman, Programme Lead

Modules

1st Year

Introduction to Education Studies
Learning at Marjon
Politics and Justice
Child Development
Global Inequalities
Placement

2nd Year

Global Childhoods
Pedagogical Paradigms
Participatory Groupwork
Politics of Human Rights
Educational Research
Placement

3rd Year

Developing a Personal Philosophy of Education
Supporting Children and Young People
Leadership and Quality in Education
Education Project
Placement

Fees and funding

Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum


Fees for International students: £12,000 per annum


Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, workshops, visits to local schools and masterclasses.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment is through a variety of tasks including poster presentations, the making of artefacts, essays and blogs. Your teaching is not assessed at this point, allowing you the chance to experiment and reflect on what does and does not work in your teaching style.

Course leader

Dr Sue Wayman

Sue primarily teaches across our Education programmes but also has a broader teaching portfolio including Social Policy, Geography and Development Studies and supervises doctoral students. Her research interests revolve around Global Education and Sustainability and she is progressing a number of projects both nationally and internationally.

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Lecturers

Victoria Brown

Senior Lecturer

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Jan Gourd

Senior Lecturer

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Jan was previously a primary head teacher in the South West and she now leads a teaching team at Marjon who together draw on decades of classroom experience and wide-ranging research specialisms to deliver Education courses.

Miles Smith

Lecturer

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Miles’ Master’s is in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics and he has twenty years of experience teaching, including to adults and children.


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