Education and Mathematics 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Education and Mathematics.

Combined Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: GX13

View entry requirements

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.

Our teaching is excellent, as evidenced by Mathematics at Keele having been consistently ranked in the top ten in the UK in the National Student Survey. On this course you will explore the beauty, elegance and practicality of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. You will learn to use maths to develop precise and logical arguments, construct rigorous proofs, and formulate solutions to new problems. You will study in an intellectually stimulating environment amongst mathematicians producing world-leading research.

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.

Mathematics helps you to take novel approaches to problem solving and make critical interpretations of data and text; your skills will be in demand wherever there’s a need for logical thinking. An extremely wide range of career paths is open to mathematicians, where high levels of mathematical ability are desirable. This can include fields of work as diverse as finance, data analytics, teaching, engineering, medical statistics and management consultancy.

Indicative modules

First Year

  • Understanding Learning
  • Childhood, Policy and Education
  • Digital Technologies
  • Too Poor to Learn: Poverty, Education and Social Policy 
  • World Musics 
  • Sound Recording 
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Popular Music

Second Year

  • Education Matters: Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education 
  • Play, Power and Pedagogy 
  • Issues in Public Education 
  • Unheard Melodies? Music in the Narrative Film 
  • Indian Music 
  • Chamber Music 
  • Music in the Community (work placement module)

Third Year

  • Educating for Global Citizenship 
  • The Making of Professionals 
  • Education, Work, Identity 
  • Higher Education 
  • Recital or Composition in Music 
  • Music, Conflict and Social Change 
  • Dissertation