Education sits in an ever-changing social, political and cultural context. This dynamic Education programme at University of Leeds  allows you to explore the different settings where learning takes place and the processes that underpin it.
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Overview

You’ll explore education in different contexts, as well as the impact of government policy on educational practice. You’ll learn how schools and classrooms work and how core curriculum subjects are learned and taught.

Placements in your second and third years of study will allow you to gain first-hand practical experience of classrooms or other education settings, while diverse optional modules will allow you to focus on the topics that excite you the most – from science, mathematics and language education to behaviour management.

Career opportunities

This Education programme at University of Leeds will equip you with in-depth knowledge as well as a variety of transferable skills in areas such as communication, research, analysis and presentations.

You will be well prepared to progress to a primary teacher training programme, or work in related fields such as educational psychology, publishing, child welfare or school administration and management.

Our graduates go on to secure a wide range of career destinations across the education sector and beyond. Among many career options, you may choose a role as a teacher, lecturer, researcher, specialist tutor, education consultant or teaching assistant.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Study in Education 
  • Diverse Contexts of Learning 
  • Psychological approaches to Education 
  • Learning about learning: Processes, complexities and theoretical perspectives 
  • Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education 
  • Second Language Acquisition and Learning
  • Language, Learners and Society
  • What is a Child: Social Construction of Childhood
  • Play and Learning

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

  • A-level: ABB

    In general we expect applicants to have two ‘traditional’ academic subjects at A-level. See our accepted A-level subjects document to see which subjects we accept.

    When an applicant is taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) this can be considered alongside A Levels and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be BBB at A Level and grade A in the EPQ.

  • Applicants are also required to have a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (or equivalent). Students who are accepted onto the programme are required to adhere to the University Disciplinary Regulations during their studies. 

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. 

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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