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BA (Hons) Education with Integrated Foundation Year

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS X306

Course Length:

4 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020 UK fee: TBC

2020 International fee: TBC

Typical entry requirements – individual offers may vary:

A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points or equivalent:

A GCSE C or 4 in Mathematics and English Language is required.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Non-standard Application Entry Routes:

The University has an alternative entry route for applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the formal minimum entry qualifications required. Applicants who demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter a course of higher education will be asked to complete an entry task involving the completion of specially set assignments.

 

Course content

The BA (Hons) Education degree will consider the development of the individual; physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively from childhood to adulthood. 

The BA (Hons) Education degree will enable students to keep their options open regarding future employment, study and professional development.

This course is for those with general interest in education and is structured so that students firstly acquire a sound knowledge base on which a deeper understanding of the philosophy, policy and practice of education is built. Students then apply this knowledge and understanding on work placements and through an independent project in the third year of the course.

Lectures will underpin key concepts and inform critical thinking and seminars and tutorials will enable students to consider, formulate and sustain arguments. A mix of innovative and traditional methods will be used to assess learning.

It will consider the historical development of the concept of education as well as the history of the English education system.

An emphasis on community and society and global citizenship is addressed through modules which consider contemporary issues in education and education in a multi-cultural society.

In terms of supporting you through the course and into your chosen profession there will be a study skills module and modules that focus on education in a range of different arenas.

There will also be a work based placement module which will provide you with some understanding of education in your chosen field.

An independent project worth 30 credits will allow you to gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of a particular aspect of education which is of interest to you.

Our facilities

Over the past few years we have redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

On the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use open access PC and Mac areas. We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Our award-winning ‘Learning Resource Centre’ (LRC) is at the heart of the campus. It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.

Also situated in the LRC is the ‘Support and Information Zone’ (SIZ), Costa Coffee and over 80 open access workstations. An equipment loan centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans.

Where this can take you

This course will provide a firm foundation and maximise opportunities for those who may be thinking about working in:

  • early years settings
  • primary schools
  • secondary schools
  • colleges of further education
  • higher education,
  • the community
  • museums
  • art galleries
  • church and faith organisations
  • prisons
  • hospitals
  • charities
  • international development

Indicative modules

Foundation Year

  • Learning in the 21st Century
  • Professional Studies in Teaching and Learning
  • Foundation in Knowledge and Skills
  • Learning outdoors
  • Valuing individual differences
  • Independent study

The modules that will form the rest of the BA (Hons) Education degree are the ones which emphasise education in the community and society and will include modules such as:

  • Understanding the Concept of Intelligence
  • Education in the Community
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Learning in the 21st Century
  • Education in a Multicultural Society
  • Independent Project

Optional modules may include:

  • The Arts in Education and Society
  • The Humanities in Education and Society
  • Science in Education and Society

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

Different types of assessment modes are employed across modules to enable you to provide evidence of a range of knowledge, skills, understanding and competences developed by the Programme.

These assessment methods include; essays, presentations, examinations, academic posters, lesson plans, lesson commentaries, curriculum packs, an independent project and practical application in a workplace setting.

Assessment procedures ensure that you gain a precise indication of your progress through the Programme, which in turn empowers you to take responsibility for your own learning.

The Programme is designed to ensure that you experience a range of assessment tasks and that the scheduling your assessments is balanced.

Additional Costs

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