Skip to content

Several students chatting
Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Education Studies

Course in clearing
Full-time Teaching and Education

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

Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

Find out more about clearing.


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? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? X300
When do I start? September 2019

Sheffield Hallam University open day

Come to an open day

Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.

Learn more

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.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.
  • 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.

Student view

Watch student Megan Edwards talk about what it’s like to study this course.

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)

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

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.

City Campus map
City Campus map

Howard Street
S1 1WB

Get directions
Adsetts library
Adsetts library

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

Learn more

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at grade C or 4.

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

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'.


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: Developing Professional Practice In Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Fictional Representations Of Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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.

Students sat on a sofa

Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

Learn more

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.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

Responsible for this course?

Find out how you can update the information on this page.


Apply now for a 2019 start

This course has places available in clearing. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

Call us to apply

Not ready to apply?

Talk to our staff and students and see our accommodation.

Book on a clearing open day Ask a question

Where next?

Want to know more about Sheffield Hallam? Get your questions answered with our tips, guides and information.

A student ambassador talking to a visitor

Come to an open day

Meet our students and staff, see our campuses and accommodation, and get all the information you need.

Book now
Illustration of  giant students walking through Sheffield

Why Sheffield?

Find out why Sheffield is the ultimate student city.

Our guide to Sheffield
Accommodation buildings

Find accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for all first year students. All of our halls are in popular student areas, and close to our campuses.

Find your home from home
Share this page

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?