• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Drawing on philosophy, sociology, history, psychology and politics, you’ll consider issues such as the role that gender can play in a child’s journey through education, the way education differs across national contexts, and how people learn in out-of-school settings such as museums, galleries and theatres.

You’ll also have the chance to get out into schools and other settings to see and experience education in practice.

Some of the ways you might learn include group work with your peers, debating topical issues in education and delivering group presentations. This is to help you develop the confidence to present to an audience, whether you’re speaking to a classroom and eight-year-olds, your friends or educational professionals. We want to make your experience as interactive and collaborative as possible.


As a graduate, you could develop your career across the education sector. You might work in prison education or museum and gallery education. You could also pursue a career in related areas such as education publishing or the local government. Or perhaps you’ll continue on to postgraduate study.

If you decide you’d like to become a teacher, you’ll need to complete a *PGCE or other training route (this is normally a one-year course). Depending on which units you choose at levels 2 and 3, you could study for a PGCE in secondary education, specialising in areas such as social studies or religious education.

*Whilst this degree course does not provide qualified teacher status, it can provide a good foundation to progress to a PGCE at a later stage. Those considering undertaking a PGCE should be aware of the specific requirements for this.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Questions in Education
  • The Learning System
  • Learning in Places
  • Academic and Professional Practice
  • Becoming Researchers

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.

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General Requirements

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required:

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points 

Specific GCSE requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C to include GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4.  Equivalent qualifications  (e.g. Functional Skills) may be considered.
Non Tariffed Qualifications
  • Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3 to include 9 credits at Distinction and 36 at Merit.

International Baccalaureate points: 25  IB Diploma Points

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 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 Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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