Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree will develop your knowledge of the education system in the UK and beyond. You'll enter into key debates about policy issues with a focus on social justice and equality, and understand education from a multidisciplinary perspective. We offer you the opportunity to take up accredited placements at a range of organisations involving anything from working on literacy with Bengali women or supporting year 3 students with SEN at a primary school to developing educational materials at a city farm or putting together an art exhibition at a pupil referral unit for excluded secondary school students. Through these placements we help you both develop your own future career and make a positive impact on your local community. Do you already work in an education or community setting? We work with you so that you can use this as key information to inform your studies. For their assignments, past students have interviewed young people they have been supporting and have created resources for children with special educational needs from countries where they have connections, such as Ghana and Slovakia. You'll develop an understanding of the role of education in diverse societies in the UK and beyond. You'll be taught by staff who are experts in their field. Our teaching is informed by a commitment to social justice and inclusion, which is reflected in our diverse study body. You'll have the chance to study abroad for one term in China or Luxembourg. We offer support for your personal and career development through our personal progress programme, supported by staff in the department and the College, through tutorials and workshops which will help you to reflect on your personal, academic and employment goals and support you in developing your communication skills. We encourage discussion, debate and critical reflection, and will help you relate theory to real'life experiences.

Course Modules

Year 1: Modules include: the interaction between: identity and culture; learning and thinking; creativity and learning; historical and philosophical perspectives on education. Years 2 and 3: Modules includes: students can design an individual pathway through the degree which offers them the opportunity to create combinations that match your interests and/or career intentions; in year 3 students also undertake a dissertation; there is an opportunity for some students to study abroad in the autumn term in Luxembourg or China.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 9 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 73%
  • SQA Higher BBBCC
  • SQA Advanced Higher BCC
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD

Key Course Information

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90% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 77%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 87%

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 35
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 5

12% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 8%

Total Coursework: 85%

Total Practical: 7%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation