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3 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250
2020/21 International fee: £13,500
For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • UCAS Tariff points: 104 – 120 (A levels or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC/ Cambridge Technical)
  • A levels: BBB - BCC
  • BTEC/Cambridge Technical: DDM - MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass 
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points 
  • Enhanced DBS check required
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Not sure you will reach these entry requirements? Take a look at our integrated foundation year.

Student view

BA (Hons) Education
I love the BA (Hons) Education course because it offers such a broad range of opportunities such as seeing what Adult Education is like as well as Special Needs Education, Primary, Secondary and Early Years. They offer really amazing trips such as Ford prison and Aldingbourne Project in Slindon.
BA (Hons) Education student

I chose to study the BA (Hons) Education course because I liked the fact that it gave you a wide variety of options at the end of the course. You don’t have to become a teacher, it shows you everything you can do within education. It gives you a broader view of Education itself.

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

The BA (Hons) Education Programme is part of a suite of programmes such as BA (Hons) Education and Early Childhood and BA (Hons) Education Special Needs & Disability that share a common core of education modules which comprise the following:

Education, Philosophy and Thinking – historical perspectives

This module affords the opportunity for students to begin to explore the key debates in philosophies of education with a particular focus on personal and institutional value systems and how educational contexts have developed over time. The module introduces a coherent historical framework enabling students to understand how educational perspectives and values change and evolve. The module will enable you to actively develop your ability to debate key issues and comment knowledgeably on topics of contemporary relevance in education today. Emphasising links between theory and changing practice in schools, module sessions and student reflection upon published literature will support them in understanding how current thinking has developed.. The module will also introduce the students to the key study skills needed for reading and writing at HE Level 4.

Childhood to Adulthood

The central aim of this module will be to develop an awareness of the biological , intellectual, social and emotional changes that occur from childhood through to adulthood. It will examine the phases of development in children from conception through to puberty, early adolescence and adolescence in a changing world. Psychological perspectives on physical, cognitive and social development will predominate. You will examine growth and physical development in the early years, motor development and maturation. Theories of psychological/cognitive development will be considered and evaluated and transitions to adulthood will be considered from a cross cultural perspective.

Equal Opportunities and Diversity

This module aims to explore relationships between cultural identity, social policy and issues of equality and diversity. The module will examine key features of the theory and practice of social and educational inclusion from a number of perspectives across the wider social and more specific educational arenas and explore issues, central to inclusion, human rights, equal opportunities and social justice. It will examine patterns of inequality in selected areas of social policy and provision. While the focus of the module will be on the British experience, some international issues will also be explored with the help of practitioners and you reading of literature. You will have the opportunity to develop and share individual case studies, which will enable you to understand how policy affects the very real experience of individuals and institutions.

Learning Communities – children learning, children thinking

Complementing the module ‘Childhood to Adulthood’ this module explores the sociological influences brought to bear on our success as learners. The module draws on research into thinking, learning and development in order to consider how individuals can maximise learning opportunities for themselves and help others to learn. The module explores influences on learning, development and identity. There will be an emphasis on how learners are included or excluded from education settings. Central to the module is a sociocultural perspective on learning and education which looks beyond the individual, to communities and historical contexts in which learning takes place.

Research in Education

This module is designed to develop your understanding of the role and importance of research in the field of education. It will start to prepare you for undertaking a dissertation on an aspect of Education. The module will introduce you to key important theoretical and conceptual issues in research, (e.g. ethical issues, bias, building explanations and causality). It will provide an introduction to shaping research questions, research design and the selection of appropriate data collection methods to the investigation of children’s lives and learning. The data collection methods explored will include observational techniques, interviewing adults and children, the use of questionnaires and secondary data analysis. You will be introduced to research that explores the relationship between Education and progress for all pupils e.g. personalised learning, promoting learning-focussed behaviours and developing language for learning.. The link between theory and practice will be foregrounded as you use key research themes to reflect upon your own and others’ education experiences.

Global Citizenship

This module will fulfil the aspiration in the University of Chichester’s Vision Statement that our students should become Global Citizens. It will enable the students to critically engage with some of the key global issues of our times and prepare students to think beyond their immediate locality about how they are connected with people and environments that they may never have seen. It also looks to examine the link between values, equality, rights and education, and to enable discussion on how to promote empathy and intercultural understanding – skills increasingly essential in schools in the UK, and highly sought after by employers around the globe.

Learning Theory: models of learning and pedagogy

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Creativity, Technology and Learning

This module will enable students to investigate, both academically and practically, how new technologies can be used in learning and teaching in a wide variety of educational settings from home through school to university. At the same time the concept of ‘creativity’ in education in relation to new technologies will be explored. The overall aim being to provide you with the opportunity to look at the potential for new technologies to be both used in enabling creativity and in creative pedagogy. During the module you will learn to use hardware, for example digital cameras, interactive whiteboards and data loggers; software such as video editing and web based materials, and evaluate their contributions to learning through reference to analytical and pedagogical frameworks. The content of this module will enable students to use knowledge and understanding to inform their practice and approach to studying and pedagogy.

Work based placement modules – Years 2 and 3

In addition there are optional modules in Years 2 and 3 of the programme

Indicative modules

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

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Education in the Community

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Contemporary Issues in Education

Building on the Year 5 level 5 module ‘A modern history of education in England’ this module will help you gain an understanding how post-1988 developments have led to the current education system. Through this module you will explore a range of contemporary issues in education and consider differing perspectives. In doing so, you will learn that contemporary issues can be contentious depending on the view of the stakeholder. As such, education through an interpretivist lens makes it difficult for all stakeholders to be satisfied with policy, practice and the politics of the time.

Learning in the 21st Century

The educational and cultural experiences of children are now linked to the electronic world in all of its guises. The last few decades has seen a dramatic shift in the way children approach learning, knowledge acquisition has been transformed. Children are motivated by the use of technology. Technology impacts their everyday lives both during their leisure time and educational experience. This module investigates how children use technology to support and enhance their learning in different settings. The module will explore how technology can be effectively harnessed to engage, inspire and motivate children.

Education in a Multicultural Society

This module will consider the benefits and challenges that result from the ever changing demographics of the UK’s population. It will consider the historical perspectives that have resulted in the UK becoming such a diverse and multi-ethnic society. Specifically relating to education you will be considering the debate around the place of faith schools and the role of phenomena such as ‘Saturday Schools’. You will consider the challenges faced by schools where a large percentage of pupils have English as an additional language. You will look at statistics relating to educational achievement, participation in higher education and exclusions and analyse and interpret the data. You will also consider and debate the nature of and the responsibility to promote fundamental British values (FBV) and the anti-radicalisation requirements placed on educational establishments in the form of the PREVENT agenda. As part of this you will consider how racist organisations target schools and colleges and the way that these educational establishments address the issue. You will re-visit the concept of social justice and again debate it in the context of this module.

Independent Project

This module will enable students to develop skills in: working as an independent learner; showing a sound basis for choices, judgments and decisions; recognizing patterns of continuity and change; understanding the need to be open to new ideas and practices; developing an appreciation of the nature of ambiguities inherent in research; self-knowledge and problem solving Students will need to develop a clearly expressed research question, supported by a review of the current literature in the chosen field and to critically discuss appropriate research methodologies. They will conduct field work related to their chosen research question, analyse their results and draw conclusions which should impact on their practice.

Optional modules may include:

The Arts in Education and Society

‘The arts are not an optional extra – they’re fuelling our economy.’ John Kampfner, CEO, Creative Industries Federation The module will provide an opportunity for you to engage with a range of discourses surrounding arts and society and within the processes of teaching and learning. A range of disciplinary subjects, including Performing Arts, Drama, Theatre, Music, and Visual Art will be explored. Key concepts such as creativity, design, performance and aesthetics will be considered from philosophical, pedagogical and social perspectives. This module will also explore some of the key arts educational debates amongst policy makers, practitioners and researchers in the UK and abroad.

The Humanities in Education and Society

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Science in Education and Society

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In addition there may be the option to focus on a specific phase of education such as:

Early Years and Foundation Stage

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Primary Phase

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Secondary Phase

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Post 16

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International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

The teaching and learning strategies employed on the programme are designed to enable you to effectively master a broad base of concepts, skills, knowledge, understanding and practice.

You will be challenged to go further than tackling immediate issues. You will be given opportunities to apply your knowledge flexibly and appropriately in a variety of contexts.

There will be at emphasis on you asking questions, generating hypotheses and providing explanations that are indicative of undergraduate scholarship.

We expect you to be proactive, responsive and responsible for your own learning.

Modules are the basic unit of the programme the structure of which is designed in accordance with the University modular scheme framework, whereby a single module is worth 15 credits with normally 30 hours of contact time and a further 120 hours of independent study.

You will need to gain 120 credits at each level in order to progress to the next level. This means that you will require 360 credits in order to graduate.

The taught modules are structured to allow for lectures, workshops, practical sessions, outdoor learning experiences, field trips, case studies, whole group and sub-group activities as appropriate for the study of each module theme.

You will work with an innovative tutor team and engage in learning in many different ways.

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.

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