X305 Education Studies BA Undergraduate 2021
Please note: 2021-22 courses may be affected by Covid-19 and are therefore subject to change due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Applicants will be informed of any changes which we are required to make to course entries as a result of Covid-19.
|Mode of study||Full Time|
|Typical Offers||A Level|
|Please also check Requirements and Admissions.|
|Contextual Offers||You may be eligible for an offer which is one or two grades lower than our standard entry requirements. Find out more.|
|More information||Still have questions?|
|Department(s) Website|| www.durham.ac.uk/education
Education Studies is a broad multi-disciplinary degree, designed for the intellectually and practically curious. From the philosophical foundations of schooling to the political implications of policy, education is a vast field that has multiple avenues to approach a seemingly straightforward subject. Our degree goes far beyond any classroom and considers education, people and their relationship to the ever-changing world.
The breadth of our modules allows for the creation of pathways through the course. This may be linked to one of the degree's four strands of educational expertise: pragmatic; sociological-philosophical; psychological; and international-intercultural education.
Core modules include:
- Historical and Philosophical Ideas of Education
- Introduction to Intercultural and International Education
- Contemporary Issues and evidence in Education
- Foundations of the Psychology in Education
- Educational Research Methods
Examples of optional modules:
- Higher Education: Issues of Inclusion and Exclusion
- Constructing Childhood and Youth
- Assessing Education
- Identity, Culture and Education
- Learning and Development in Childhood
- Wider Contexts of Education
- Disability and Educational Needs: Impairment, Empowerment and Education
- Disability and Education Needs: What’s so ‘Special’ about SEND?
- Education in a Global Age
- Understanding the Arts in Education
- Evidence and Educational Policy
- The Social Life of Education
- Learning Sciences.
You may be able to take a work placement. Find out more.
Course Learning and Teaching
The course is mainly delivered through lectures and seminars. Lectures often present, explain and critically analyse theories and relevant issues, whereas smaller group seminars normally focus upon peer-assisted interaction for debate and discussion. There may be some opportunity for study visits and/or fieldwork within specific modules. A large amount of time is spent on independent study and reading around topics, developing students’ capacity for critical analysis, reflection and evaluation.
Assessment is mainly through essays. Some modules may include examinations, portfolios, podcasts, presentations or posters.
Subject requirements, level and grade
A level offer – AAB.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma – DDD.
IB Diploma score – 36
In addition to satisfying the University’s general entry requirements, please note:
- We welcome applications from those with other qualifications equivalent to our standard entry requirements and from mature students with non-standard qualifications or who may have had a break in their study. For more information or contact our Admissions Selectors.
- We are pleased to consider applications for deferred entry.
English Language requirements
Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
How to apply
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Fees and Funding
Full Time Fees
|EU Student||£21,730.00 per year|
|Home Student||£9,250.00 per year|
|Island Student||£9,250.00 per year|
|International non-EU Student||£21,730.00 per year|
The tuition fees shown for home students are for one complete academic year of full time study and are set according to the academic year of entry. Fees for subsequent years of your course may rise in line with an inflationary uplift as determined by the government.
The tuition fees shown for overseas and EU students are for one complete academic year of full time study, are set according to the academic year of entry, and remain the same throughout the duration of the programme for that cohort (unless otherwise stated).
Please also check costs for colleges and accommodation.
Scholarships and funding
School of Education
Of those students who graduated in 2018:
- 92% are in paid employment or further study 15 months after graduation across all our programmes
Of those in employment:
- 91% are in a professional or managerial job
- Average salary of £23,000.
(Source: HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey. The survey asks leavers from higher education what they are doing 15 months after graduation. Further information about the Graduate Outcomes survey can be found here www.graduateoutcomes.ac.uk)
Open days and visits
Pre-application open day
Pre-application open days are the best way to discover all you need to know about Durham University. With representatives from all relevant academic and support service departments, and opportunities to explore college options, the open days provide our prospective undergraduates with the full experience of Durham University.
Please see the following page for further details and information on how to book a place: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays
Discover Durham Tours
Discover Durham tours offer a brief introduction to the University. The tour begins at one of our undergraduate colleges, where you will receive an introductory talk from a member of college staff, followed by a tour of the college by current students.
Overseas Visit Schedule
School of Education
Are you interested in teaching and inspiring future generations?
At Durham we offer Primary Education with QTS and also BA (Hons) Education Studies. Our Primary Education course has been developed so that you are taught by primary education experts, using innovative and research informed methods to develop your knowledge and skills. Outstanding teachers require excellent subject and pedagogical knowledge, and our course offers both academic and practical opportunities to develop both.
- Top 100 in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2021.
- 8th in The Complete University Guide 2021.
Our School of Education is set in beautiful landscaped gardens above the River Wear and overlooks both the Castle and Cathedral. As well as an attractive work environment, it offers excellent study facilities, including a department library with a wide range of books (over 60,000 volumes) and periodicals.