As you progress through the degree, you'll study a variety of themes and concepts in education, exploring them from different perspectives such as psychology, sociology, history and philosophy. This could involve looking at the role of schools, considering how humans learn, and exploring the transformative power of literacy.
You'll develop the skills and confidence to challenge and debate the key issues of national and international education policies, and consider how education influences and shapes societies. In addition, you'll build your research and analytical skills, which will help you to develop professionally and support you with undertaking individual study/research in your final year.
Work experience and field trips are available during the course as well as the the opportunity to visit a range of educational settings. You can take a work-related learning module to gain experience in educational settings and we have links with a variety of educational establishments and third sector organisations who may be able to offer you observation opportunities or work experience either within the course or beyond.
If you are interested in studying abroad, you can also participate in an international placement. Previous students have travelled to Kenya, Spain and Ghana. You'll also have the option of spending your whole second year at a European university, such as the Stockholm Institute of Education in Sweden.