(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

Education at Keele is distinctive because of its strong focus on contemporary issues in education and policy making. Studying education means considering its relationship to the economy, its historical evolution, its impact on people’s life chances and identities, how education is organised, and how learners learn.

Single Honours
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International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: X300

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Course Overview

Keele goes even further by placing education in a very contemporary and even future focused context, exploring the ways in which the world of education is changing and looking at education from philosophical, historical, psychological, cultural and sociological perspectives. This course examines changing ideas about childhood, learning, schooling and education, and factors such as poverty, social policies and digital technologies which impact on these. 

What will this mean for my future?

Our undergraduate Education programme is not a teacher-training course per se, but a study of education itself. However, the course does open up a range of opportunities in settings from pre-school to adult learning, as well as in a variety of other contexts. On graduating you might work in the social services, in health, or in local or central government. The course also sets you up well for further professional study to qualify in areas such as teaching, social work or the legal profession.

Indicative modules

First year 

  • Understanding Learning
  • Childhood, Policy and Education
  • Back to the Future: Issues in the History of Schooling
  • Education in Britain: past, present, future
  • Digital Technologies: Rethinking Learning and Teaching
  • Too Poor to Learn? Poverty, Education and Social Policy

Second year 

  • Education Matters: Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education
  • Play, Power and Pedagogy
  • Reflective Teaching: Critical and Reflective approaches to Teaching in Secondary Education
  • Research Strategies and Methods in Education
  • Comparative Education
  • Special Education

Third year 

  • Dissertation (Independent research project)
  • Education, Work and Identity
  • Race, Politics and Education
  • Educating for Global Citizenship