Education Studies is a multi-disciplinary undergraduate degree programme that consists of eighteen modules, studied over three years. During your degree you will visit a range of educational locations which may include including mainstream, early years and special schools, museums and the Houses of Parliament. You will also be offered study opportunities in European and international settings.
If you study single honours you will study 6 modules in each year. If you study combined honours you will study 3* compulsory modules in Year 1 and between 2 and 4 modules in Years 2 and 3 depending on your options. Modules for the degree usually include the following options:
Year 1 is an introduction to the philosophy, sociology, history and psychology of education through the modules: The Construction of and Deconstruction of Childhood; Human Learning across the Lifespan 1*; The Problems with Knowledge; The Aims and Functions of Education*; Ethics, Morals and Values Education*, The History of Education.
Year 2 explores and analyses contemporary educational theory and practice through the modules: Human Rights Education; Diversity and Participation; Human Learning across the Lifespan 2; Researching Education*; Language and Thinking in Education; Curriculum Theory*; The Politics of Policy; The Idea of a University.
Year 3 analyses ‘The World of Education − Researching global perspectives on education’ through the modules: European and International Dimensions of Education*; Leadership and Management for Learning; Ethical Enquiry − Research Methods; Critical Contemporary Issues in Education*; Faith in Education; Learning Fads and Fashions; Film and Education; Media and Education: Professionalism and Professional Ethics; Psychoanalysis in Education; Radical Education.
* compulsory module