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Education Studies (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
If you’re interested in the broadest theories which impact education, the Education Studies (Honours) offered by Plymouth Marjon University course is for you. It will give you a solid grounding in the psychological, social and political principles which underpin our education system, setting you up to either move into teaching at any age range.
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Course Overview 

In order to thoroughly test your theories, you’ll have a work placement in each year in one of our hundreds of partnership schools or nurseries. During this Education Studies (Honours) offered by Plymouth Marjon University course you’ll work closely with children and staff, and see the impact of current educational issues first hand.

Why this course at Marjon?

  • A thriving education department with close links to hundreds of schools and research-active staff to get to know and learn from.
  • We know education and have been producing outstanding educators for almost 180 years.
  • Our education graduates earn more than any other education graduates in the South West and Wales.
  • One placement project each year, working alongside a tutor in a school.
  • An enrichment programme in which you work in University alongside practising teachers to learn about exciting new initiatives in the primary curriculum.
  • LEO data, Department for Education, June 2017

Perfect if you're curious about:

  • What happened before formal education? What happens without education?
  • Which systems of education, from our history or from other countries, have worked best? How do we measure what “best” is in education?
  • If education can change the world, how can you make it happen?
  • How should children be assessed? Who are we assessing; the child, the parent, the teacher or the government?
  • How does family life impact on education? How can teachers best support children when home life is difficult?
  • Is a classroom with very differing abilities better for children?

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    In order to achieve an Honours degree students need 360credits with 120 of those being at ‘H’ level and 120 at ‘D’ level.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engaging with learning
  • Education; origins, ideas and values
  • Psycho-social development
  • Communication in context
  • Change, social justice and sustainability
  • Placement
  • Education; inclusion and diversity

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • For entry applicants must have three A-levels at grades CCC or above, BTEC triple grades MMM or above, or Access 23-45 with 6D and GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 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 Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 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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