Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching both within and beyond the school context. This degree offers you the opportunity to understand, explore and make an informed contribution to education debates. You will be able to make links between education policy, its delivery and the experience of groups and individuals. In addition you will study elective modules to enable you to develop your understanding of learning and teaching. You could choose to focus on the core subjects within the primary National Curriculum, assessment or behaviour for learning.
Within the course you will study core themes covering contemporary issues in education and society; historical figures in education; the philosophy and psychology of education; learning theory; and education literature. This degree combines the traditional study of the disciplines of education with innovative approaches to study and your own learning.
Our Study Abroad module will enable you to study for 6 months at one of our partner institutions across the world.
Assessments are through coursework. They are varied to encourage a wide range of knowledge and skills to be assessed.
This course provides an ideal opportunity to gain in depth knowledge and understanding of the field of education with a focus on learning and teaching both within and beyond the school context. It provides you with a strong foundation from which to choose your career pathway. You will be taught by staff who have experience in teaching in schools and Early Years provision who are actively engaged in a wide range of ongoing research and educational enquiry.
Your studies will take place within the School of Education, highly rated by external bodies such as the Quality Assurance Agency and OFSTED.
Graduates from our programme are well positioned to go into many areas of graduate employment such as museums, educational welfare, prisons, social work and local authorities. Career prospects in education can also be furthered by progressing to postgraduate studies. These include gaining a Master's degree in, for example, education, leadership or psychology, or entering a postgraduate primary teacher training course.
On graduation, career opportunities include employment in educational settings such as schools, colleges, nurseries, day care and Local Authorities. In addition, a wide range of professions such as social or youth work are open to you. Graduates could progress to postgraduate studies or apply for a teacher training course in order to gain Qualified Teacher Status. You may also decide to further your studies with a Master’s degree.
You will learn through reading, seminars, practical workshops, lectures and tutorials. A personal tutor will guide you in developing your subject knowledge and academic skills by providing learning and pastoral support. There is an expectation that you will engage with on-line materials and you will be encouraged to take responsibility for studying independently.
To support the development of your employability skills, you will link theory with practice in a work based context on the Equality and Diversity in the Workplace module.
This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad in Year Two through the University's study abroad programme. Study Abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
72 - 168 UCAS points
GCSE Maths grade 4 (D) and English Language at grade 4 (C) or above
IB - 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL or SL).
The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
If you do not have the required IELTS Academic or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.
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