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BA (Hons)Education Studies

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

Education Studies, is ideal for you if you have an interest in education in its broadest sense and you wish to develop your knowledge and understanding of this dynamic subject area.

You will take the core education modules in each year. This will encourage discussion of education from a range of perspectives.

Education is at the heart of the development of our society. To study education is to study the way society develops. Educational Studies considers the concept of education from a variety of perspectives and will require students to engage in critical reflection on the aims, values, principles and policies of the UK education system as well as educational systems around the world.

The BA (Hons) Education Studies equips students for a wide range of employment where an applied knowledge and understanding of education are required. The depth and breadth of the modules, which include a work-placement and practice-based research project, provide the practical knowledge and skills to work in educational and training advisory roles in organisations including businesses, local authorities, non-government organisations, charities, museums, art galleries and libraries as well as teaching in schools and other educational settings.

There is a strong international strand running through the programme, which is complemented by the chance to study abroad.

Programme structure

Year One

We will begin the year with an in-depth induction process. During this time you be introduced to key members of staff, resources and procedures. We will consider what it means to study at undergraduate and time will also be dedicated to team building activities. During the first year you will be introduced to key education philosophy and theorists. Additionally, we will consider a range of perspectives on local and international education. Throughout the year students will take part in seminars, lectures and workshops with the dedicated team and selected guest speakers. Students will be offered theoretical and practice led perspectives to analyse and evaluate. Students will be asked to reflect on their own educational experiences and values.

Year Two

Birmingham City University has an impressive portfolio of partner organisations and the key event in the second year of study will be your placement. Students will be supported in identifying a placement with one of our partners that is developmental, stimulating and that offers preparation for future career paths.

Students will also consider inclusivity, diversity and cultures of schooling. Students will now have a confident and in depth understanding of a range of educational issues. They will now begin to plan their final year research project. Students will be support to understand research methodologies and the importance of ethical considerations.

Throughout the year students will take part in seminars, lectures and workshops with the dedicated team and selected guest speakers. Students will be offered theoretical and practice led perspectives to analyse and evaluate. Students will be asked to reflect on their own educational experiences and values.

Year Three

The key aspect of year three is the individual and independent research project. Using their planning and preparation from year two, students will undertake research into an area of their choice. Tutorials and on-going support with be provided to support successful and ethically secure research.

We will also explore how identities are shaped and re-shaped through educational experiences and structures. Additionally we will consider how education is changing and key innovations that impact on educational organisations.

Throughout the year students will take part in seminars, lectures and workshops with the dedicated team and selected guest speakers. Students will be offered theoretical and practice led perspectives to analyse and evaluate. Students will be asked to reflect on their own educational experiences and values.
Examples of classroom activities

Each module uses a variety of teaching and learning approaches including:

workshops conferences lectures seminars guest speakers visits to schools and other educational settings digital technologies

Career opportunities

This course equips you for a wide range of employment where knowledge and understanding of education are required. It can be taken as either a major, joint or minor honours.

Education Studies will provide an excellent preparation for you to work with learners of all ages within the education sector. The commercial and industrial worlds are also very interested in people with knowledge about education and training.

You’ll have the knowledge and skills to work in educational and training advisory roles in a range of organisations included businesses, local authorities, non-government organisations, charities, museums, art galleries and libraries.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States