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Education Studies, B.A.

Education Studies, B.A.

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If you're passionate about making a difference by using education to improve people’s lives, then Education Studies will give you the tools to do just that. Exploring the varied world of education you’ll develop your own personal philosophy and career path, whether in teaching or another education-related profession. The Education Studies program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.


As well as the core education modules, you can take modules from other courses, such as history to work within museums, or youth modules to go into youth work and community development.

Sustainability and social justice are central to the course. You’ll examine global issues such as climate change, inequality, migration, changing societies and disability to further explore the role of education. Psychology modules permeate the course helping our understanding of individuals, groups and society to enable you to make a positive impact. Optional modules allow you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations.

Put theory into practice on work placements and volunteering opportunities. Students have worked in a wide variety of places including: Camp America, animal shelters, schools, museums and charities, gaining valuable experience and contacts. You can also partake in additional training on topics such as first aid and the Makaton language system. This provides you with unique skills and furthers your employment opportunities upon graduating.

The Education Studies program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Personal Development
  • What is Education?
  • Education Policy
  • Introduction to Themes in Education
  • Introduction to Psychology in Contexts
  • Education in Practice
  • Human Development
  • An Introduction to Working in Education
  • Introduction to Researching Education
  • Dissertation
    Option modules
    • Overcoming Barriers to Progress
    • Contemporary Issues in Education
    • Education and Society around the World
    • Education in an Ethnically Diverse Society
    • First and Second Language Acquisition, Learning and Development
    • Education in the Digital Era
    • Exploring Working in Education
    • Education Studies placement year
    • Psychology for Practice
    • Community Development and Education: Theory
    • Community Development and Education: Practice
    • Education for Change
    • Learning to Think: Thinking to Learn
    • Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision
    • Working in Education
    • Teaching English As A Foreign Language

                                                English Language Requirements

                                                You need the following IELTS score:

                                                • Minimum required score:


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                                                Academic Requirements

                                                • 112 tariff points
                                                • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                                • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. 

                                                Technological Requirements

                                                All students will require an enhanced DBS check prior to entry.

                                                Tuition Fee

                                                • International Applies to you

                                                  13500 GBP/year
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                                                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                  9250 GBP/year
                                                  Tuition Fee
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                                                Living costs for Cheltenham

                                                • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                                  Living Costs

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


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