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Education Studies and English Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
The Education Studies 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:
  • A long, established course that has continually evolved with an excellent staff team of highly-skilled and enthusiastic lecturers who are experienced teachers and published researchers
  •  Excellent support from your tutors to help you develop your subject knowledge and study skills
  • Study diverse literatures emanating from the sixteenth through to the twenty-first centuries – and encompassing both ‘canonical’ and ‘marginal’ texts
  • Very strong links with teacher training courses and providers of employment in other sectors of education
  • Opportunities to gain credit for work experience and / or mentoring in educational settings
  • Opportunities to play an active role in local and regional literature festivals, related events and a work project module
  • Strong emphasis on the development of advanced literacy and communication skills
  • Fantastic opportunities to explore education across a wide range of contexts: from primary schools to forest schools, from the UK to Africa!

Employability

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.

Many students progress to careers requiring good communication skills such as Public Relations or develop research careers with media or publishing companies. Throughout the English Literature aspect of the degree, there is a focus on developing employability which includes attractive opportunities for work experience, a credited work project module, and a career and professional development module. Students are also strongly encouraged to take up the opportunity to study abroad for a semester.

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:
  • What is Literature? 
  • Foundations of Education

Module options:

  • English Literature Across the Centuries 
  • English Renaissance Texts and Contexts 
  • Creativity in Women’s Writing: Difference in View 
  • Introduction to American Writing 
  • Science Fiction: Alternative Worlds 
  • Education in Context 
  • eMedia in Education 
  • Inner City Education 

Year 2

Core modules:
  • Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice 
  • Educational Enquiry

Module options:

  • Shakespearean Comedy 
  • Children’s Literature 
  • ICT and Learning Theory 
  • From Exclusion to Inclusion 
  • Radical Educations 
  • Religion and Education 

Year 3

Core modules:
  • Independent Study

Module options:

  • Fantasy and the 1980s 
  • Cities and Fiction 
  • Literature in Film Adaptation 
  • Independent Research Project 
  • Extended Independent Research Project 
  • Independent Study
  • Values in Education
  • Managing Educational Change 
  • Perspectives on Special Educational Needs
  • 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

104 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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