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Education Studies (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Education Studies degree is designed and delivered by experienced staff who are experts in their field and understand the contemporary contact of practice, ensuring you are exposed to real world experiences. We combine academic theory with practical experience to deliver graduates who are professionally respected, highly skilled and have the necessary attributes required by modern employers.


Our interdisciplinary degree encompasses aspects of philosophy, psychology and sociology in the exploration of both historical and contemporary educational theory, policy and practice.

You will have the opportunity, for example, to explore key, contemporary issues in education; engage with issues concerning social justice and inclusion and gain insights into early years education, citizenship and the impact of globalisation on education systems.

You will follow a common first year and have the option to specialise in a specific area of study in years 2 and 3. In order for that area of specialism to be recorded on your degree transcript, you must follow the same specialist pathway in both years, you can choose from:

  • Early Years
  • Inclusive Education
  • International
  • Religion and Community
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Primary

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

Programme Structure

Year 1


  • Key Questions in Education 
  • The Learning System 
  • Learning in Places
  • The First Year Seminar


  • EdLab Level 4 
  • Uniwide Language 

Year 2


  • Policy and Politics in Education
  • Becoming Researchers


If you want to follow a specialist pathway, you can select on of the pathways to follow in year 2.

  • Birth to Three Matters
  • Education and Community Development
  • EdLab5 
  • What's the Difference?
  • Empire in Education
  • Enrichment Pathway
  • Deconstructing Child Development
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Conditions and Dyslexia
  • Language Communication and Behaviour
  • Religion and Education
  • Citizenship in Action
  • Theatre in Education Performance Project
  • Performance Skills in Context
  • Principles of Primary Education

Year 3


  • Research Project


  • Comparing Education
  • Cooperative Education
  • Culture and Education
  • Curriculum Inquiry
  • Empowering Education
  • EdLab 6 
  • The Professional Self
  • Queering Child Development
  • Leadership and Management

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic 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 Applies to you

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    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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