Education (2017 Entry)

Course type: Single Honours, Dual Honours, Major.
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:BBB or ABC
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years/ 4 years with international year, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Course Overview

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. 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.

 

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Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF) Dual Honours and Major Minor Course Information Document (PDF)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2017 entry on our Module Catalogue:

Module Catalogue

Single Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of single honours Education. 

First year 

Core modules: 

  • 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 

Elective modules:

  • Social Inequalities in the Contemporary World 

Second year 

Core modules: 

  • 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 

Elective modules: 

  • Education Placement 
  • Contemporary Social Theory 

Third year 

Core modules: 

  • Dissertation 

Elective modules: 

  • The Making of Professionals: Education, Health and Social Work 
  • Higher Education: Policy and the Student Experience 
  • Education, Work and Identity 
  • Educating for Global Citizenship 
  • Race, Politics and Education 
  • The Sociology of Parenting and Early Childhood 
  • Inclusive Education  
  • School Engagement and Outreach

Dual Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of dual honours Education. 

First year 

Core modules: 

  • Understanding Learning 
  • Education in Britain: Past, Present, Future 

Elective modules: 

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

Second year 

Core modules: 

  • Education Matters: Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education 
  • Research Strategies and Methods in Education 

Elective modules: 

  • Play, Power and Pedagogy 
  • Reflective Teaching: critical and reflective approaches to teaching in secondary education 
  • Comparative Education 
  • Special Education: introduction to theory and practice in all routes
  • Education Placement 

Third year 

Core modules:

  • Dissertation 

Elective modules: 

  • The Making of Professionals: Education, Health and Social Work 
  • Higher Education: Policy and the Student Experience 
  • Education, Work and Identity 
  • Educating for Global Citizenship 
  • Race, Politics and Education 
  • Inclusive Education
  • School Engagement and Outreach

Major Minor

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of major-minor honours Education. 

First year 

Core modules: 

  • Understanding Learning 
  • Education in Britain: Past, Present, Future 

Elective modules: 

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

Second year 

Core modules: 

  • Education Matters: Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education 
  • Research Strategies and Methods in Education 

Elective modules: 

  • Play, Power and Pedagogy 
  • Reflective Teaching: critical and reflective approaches to teaching in secondary education 
  • Comparative Education 
  • Special Education: introduction to theory and practice in all routes
  • Education Placement 
  • Contemporary Social Theory

Third year 

Core modules:

  • Dissertation 

Elective modules: 

  • The Making of Professionals: Education, Health and Social Work 
  • Higher Education: Policy and the Student Experience 
  • Education, Work and Identity 
  • Educating for Global Citizenship 
  • Race, Politics and Education 
  • Inclusive Education
  • School Engagement and Outreach
  • The Sociology of Parenting and Early Childhood

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

Our undergraduate Education programme is not a teachertraining 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 as a teacher, lecturer, social worker or work in the legal profession.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Education with Foundation Year: X3L3 View Unistats for this course

Students are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) (BA Hons) if their two Principal courses are in humanities and/or social science subjects.
All students who study a science subject are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (with Honours) (BSc Hons).

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Study abroad

On the Education programme you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the university’s application process for studying abroad.

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from their destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination. 

Teacher training opportunities

If you are considering a career in teaching, take a look at teacher training opportunities at Keele.