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BA (Hons) Education with Integrated Foundation Year

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Institution C58

UCAS X306

Bognor Regis campus

4 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

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):

  • 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

TOP 10 UK UNIVERSITY FOR EDUCATION

8th out of 80 institutions for our Education courses (The Guardian League Tables 2021)

Course overview

Are you interested in studying an education degree but you’d like to build a better foundation of knowledge? Then the BA (Hons) Education with Integrated Foundation Year is an ideal option for you. This four-year route will help you gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy, policy and practice of education while building your academic skills.

Why study this degree?

It’s no secret, studying at university can be challenging but that’s the beauty of this course. It includes an introductory year to build your academic knowledge, skills and confidence.

Alongside building your academic writing, research and presentation skills, in the first introductory year you’ll take modules from the BA (Hons) Education and BA (Hons) Primary Teaching degrees. This means you’ll get to see different careers in education.

Choosing this course will help keep your options open with future study and job prospects in or outside of the classroom. Gain the skills needed to progress within numerous industries that contain an education element to their work.

This course offers:

  • An additional year to build academic skills
  • Lower entry requirements than the main degree pathway
  • More insight into education degree pathways
  • Includes a school placement to give you a taster of a career in teaching

Have a read of our Education brochure for more information on our different Education degrees.

Our facilities

We’ve developed both of our campuses to have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Learning Resource Centre

Learning Resource Centre facilities

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the Bognor Regis campus.  It hosts:

  • A modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors 
  • A range of study areas for group study
  • Over 80 open access PC and Mac stations
  • Wi-Fi areas for laptop use
  • Substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research
  • Online library resources you can access from anywhere at any time
  • Costa Coffee
  • Also situated in the Learning Resource Centre is the Support and Information Zone (SIZ) to help with any enquiries while at university
  • At SIZ, there's an equipment loans centre offerings laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans

Teaching resources

Education and teaching resources

Our teaching spaces range from modern, purpose-built classrooms to a beautiful historic Grade I listed building so we can provide the learning experiences you need. We have collection of over 20,000 classroom resources for you to borrow while on placement.

The local area

The local area surrounding the University of Chichester's Bognor Regis Campus including Bognor Regis Beach, Town Centre, The South Downs and West Wittering Beach

It’s important to love where you live and study and the local area surrounding the University has so much to offer. With the seaside town, historic city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches, there’s plenty to explore

Visit us

Book an Open Day or Campus Tour to discover the Bognor Regis campus and the facilities it has to offer. 

Where this can take you

Career possibilities

This course is designed to maximise career opportunities in a diverse range of settings including schools, museums, art galleries, church and faith organisations, prisons, hospitals, charities, or in international development.

Postgraduate study options include PGCE and Masters courses:

Indicative modules

Foundation Year

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.

Professional Studies in Teaching and Learning

Students will be taught through a balance of Tutor and student led activity that will consist of a cohort lectures, school based tasks, seminar discussion and activity. Foregrounding links between theory and practice, this module will enable student teachers to develop an understanding of the statutory frameworks relating to the primary curriculum and EYFS and how these can be used in planning to help ensure continuity and progression in learning. The need to engage and motivate each child and the possibilities and constraints of cross-curricular teaching and learning will be explored. In addition, the module will introduce students to key teacher skills of assessment and behaviour management as well as planning for teaching. The relationship between effective planning, task design, differentiation, teaching and pupil engagement with learning will be explored as student teachers will be challenged to consider behaviour management not simply in terms of rewards and sanctions but in terms of creating a learning-focussed environment. Student teachers will also begin to understand how the teacher as researcher can be effective in shaping classroom practice.

Foundation in Knowledge and Skills

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Learning outdoors

The module aims to provide an opportunity for you to consider the use of the outdoors as an exciting, engaging and purposeful learning environment. You will consider the theory underpinning the use of the outdoors and will reflect upon how and why it can support learners of all ages and abilities.

Valuing individual differences

Teaching and learning methods employed on this module will include lectures, seminars, group discussions, student-led seminars, workshops, problem based learning and Tutorials. Areas covered will develop student understanding of the social, medical and psychological models of disability and social, biological and neurobiological influences on child development and learning. As part of this module, student teachers will observe good practice for pupils with atypical development in an Early Years setting.

Independent study

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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

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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

(Module information to come)

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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International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We use strategies that 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 and be encouraged to be proactive, responsive and responsible for your own learning. You’ll experience a mixture of:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • practical sessions
  • outdoor learning experiences
  • field trips
  • case studies
  • whole group
  • sub-group activities

Assessment

There will be a range of methods to assess your knowledge, understanding and skills of this course. These assessment methods include;

  • essays
  • presentations
  • examinations
  • academic posters
  • lesson plans
  • lesson commentaries
  • curriculum packs
  • an independent project
  • practical application in a workplace setting

Meet our experts

Our programmes are taught by a team of experienced academics who are at the forefront of their discipline. Take a look at their profiles to see who could be teaching you.

Additional Costs

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