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Computing and Education Studies B.A., B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
A degree in Computing will open doors to a very broad range of career options. The Education Studies aspect of the degree is an excellent route for progression to PGCE courses at Worcester and other providers. If you achieve a 2:1 or above you will be guaranteed an interview for teacher training (Primary) at Worcester provided you meet the various national pre-requisites for the course.
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Overview

Key features of this course:
  • Extensive choice of options (inc Computer Games, Mobile Apps, Web, Database, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, e-Business)
  • Taught with practical focus by tutors with academic, professional and consultancy experience including working with blue-chip clients (eg Accenture, Burger King, IBM, Tropicana, Walt Disney and American Sugars)
  • Excellent support from your tutors to help you develop your subject knowledge and study skills
  • Access to our Media Lab, our student led-software house, where you can undertake work for local business clients
  • Entrepreneurial Projects to impress employers or inspire you to set up your own business. Previous students have created websites, mobile apps, facebook pages, computer games and robots – all as part of their course
  • Fantastic opportunities to explore education across a wide range of contexts: from primary schools to forest schools, from the UK to Africa!
  • Opportunities to gain credit for work experience and / or mentoring in educational settings
  • Very strong links with teacher training courses and providers of employment in other sectors of education

Employability

Many of our graduates go on to careers in systems analysis, website design, database design, network management, software development, security analysis, mobile apps development and IT services and support.  It may also inspire you to set up your own business or to work freelance.

As well as going on to become successful teachers, other students move into areas such as learning support, child mentoring and welfare, and become training officers in the private sector.

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

Year 1

Core modules:
  • Introduction to Web & Database Development
  • Introduction to Application Development 
  • Foundations of Education

Module options:

  • The Computing Professional 
  • Digital Infrastructures 
  • Introduction to Game Design & Development
  • Creative Computing 
  • Education in Context
  • eMedia in Education 
  • Inner City Education 
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Year 2

Core modules:
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Educational Enquiry

Module options:

  • Web Applications Development 
  • Game Design & Engineering 
  • E-business
  • Work-based Learning 
  • ICT and Learning Theory 
  • Radical Educations
  • From Exclusion to Inclusion

Year 3

Core modules:
  • Independent Study

Module options:

  • Computing Project 
  • Professionalism in Context
  • Nature of Computing 
  • Modelling and Simulation 
  • Cyber-Security 
  • E-business 
  • Work-based Learning 
  • Values in Education 
  • Citizenship in Education 
  • Post-Compulsory Education 
  • Race, Ethnicity and Education 
  • Theatre and Education 
  • Critical Perspectives on IT in Education 
  • Relationships in Education 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

Living costs for Worcester

  • 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.

Funding

Students at Worcester are fully eligible for the UK Government's student loan support package if they fulfil the appropriate criteria.

Our growing scholarship programme offers eligible students the opportunity to earn scholarships and prizes for every year of their studies.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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