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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Education Studies

Take a critical, transformative approach to the study of education, with a particular focus on social justice.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 104 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? X300
When do I start? September

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Course summary

  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of key historical and contemporary legislation, policies, issues and debates in education.
  • Learn to critically analyse, present and explain issues related to in/exclusion and social justice in education.
  • Follow current developments in education in the UK and around the world.

Learn about the sociology, psychology, philosophy and history of education, and prepare for a career in a wide range of educational and professional sectors.

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How you learn

Watch course leader Manuel Madriaga talk about this course.

Critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity are developed throughout the courses. All we ask is that you don't take accepted ideas or practices for granted.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminar discussion
  • practical classes and workshops
  • simulation and role play
  • microteaching
  • student presentations
  • group and individual tutorials
  • self-study
  • peer tutoring
  • tutor demonstration
  • project supervision and project work
  • fieldwork
  • external visits
  • guided independent study
  • work-based learning placements (including overseas placements)

Course leaders and tutors

Manny Madriaga
Manny Madriaga
Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

Senior Lecturer and Research Assistant

Applied learning

Work placements

You can undertake placements in different workplaces each year (it might be a school, voluntary group or other informal educational organisation). 

Our partnership team and your tutors help you find the right placement for you. You will be in a placement setting two days per week that usually lasts up to 8 weeks during a semester on each year of the course.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • education
  • social work
  • social policy
  • the wider public and community services

The broad subject knowledge you gain and the ability to analyse issues from a range of perspectives are attributes that makes you attractive to a range of graduate employers. 95% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduation. Currently about half of our graduates go on to train as teachers by completing a one year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), often here at the Institute of Education.

All students gaining an Honours degree are guaranteed an interview for a Hallam PGCE course subject to terms and conditions*.

*Candidates for PGCE courses will require GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent and usually a 2.2 degree or above. Candidates will also need to successfully complete the Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the DfE.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 104

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BCC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

We may accept GCSE equivalents.

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

• Grade B from CACHE Diploma Level 3 in Child Care and Education.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skills, or equivalent.

Demonstrating that you have work experience in educational settings will be an advantage. Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful.

As you will work with children, you must complete a declaration of criminal convictions form. If successful in applying, a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau) check is required.

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Fictional Representations Of Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Integrating Education: Theory And Practice 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Language And Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Philosophies Of Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Politics And Policy In Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Thinking Differently: Education And Disability Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Integrating Education: Theory And Practice 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: International Perspectives On Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Schooling Bodies, Disciplining Minds; Discourses Of The Self In Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Social Justice Matters Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Experiencing Spaces: Embodying Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Exploring Places And Spaces: Education Beyond The Classroom Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Exploring Second Language Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundation Studies In Tesol Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Debating Education: Exploring Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Education In The Digital Age Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Educational Identities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Integrating Education:Theory And Practice 3 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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