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Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
This degree gives you the opportunity to explore the world of education, including why our school and university systems exist as they are, and how a succession of governments have helped shape and mould the way in which we teach and train children and adults. 
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Overview

You will come to understand the UK education system not only in its own right, but also in its European and global contexts. Students will engage with the thinkers and ideas that are at the forefront of current education policy and practice, tracing the evolution of the most important ideas that have shaped the way we teach and learn in the 21st century.

  • Discover the origins and evolution of our education system and engage in cutting-edge research;
  • Acquire real-world knowledge and experience of how learning takes place in a multitude of settings.

Career Prospects

As a graduate from this degree, you will be well placed to progress into a wide range of careers.Typical career paths include working as a learning mentor, education administrator, museum/gallery/heritage site educator, educational psychologist, education counsellor, social/community worker, prison educator, international development worker, training organiser, charity worker, speech therapist or in publishing.

Accreditation

Education at Edge Hill University ranked in the top two in England for assessment and feedback and top in the North West for teaching, academic support, organisation and management and personal development in the National Student Survey 2016.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Education Studies 
  • Applied and Integrated Studies in Education
  • Conceptions of Education: The UK Education System in Context 
  • Learning in a Diverse Society 
  • Technology and its Place in Education 
  • Designing and Managing a Research Project 
  • How and Why We Learn: Explorations in the Psychology of Education
  • Agency, Power and Change in Education
  • Education, Meaning, and Understanding: Debates in the Philosophy of Education
  • UK Education In its Global Contexts 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Some typical examples of how you can achieve 112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Levels – BBC;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

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