St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

As significant emphasis is placed on collaboration and teamwork, Education and Social Science at St Mary's will provide you with knowledge and skills that will be valuable in a wide variety of careers. While the degree offers a well'recognised route into primary and secondary teaching, the range and diversity of the programme content opens up several options for those who are interested in working with special populations. The degree is taught by highly qualified research'active staff with research specialisms in: gender and education, music education, comparative and historical perspectives in education, educational policy, supplementary schooling and developmental psychology. St Mary's provides a nourishing and nurturing environment for History students. There's a wide breadth of choice across the programme and dedicated academic staff are keen to ensure that you achieve your very best. Our curriculum is designed on the principle of research'led teaching: you will be taught by historians who are experts in their fields. The University is on the doorstep of all of the employment opportunities that London offers. Our history graduates have gone into a variety of careers, including teaching, recruitment and business. Recent graduates have also moved on to do postgraduate work at top universities in the UK and abroad.

Course Modules

Education and Social Sciences Core: nature, purposes and politics of education; communication and academic literacy; education and employment; values in education and research methods; research project; educational and social research (core for single honours and joint major). Option: learning and teaching; the history of education; creativity and the arts in and across the curriculum; inclusion and diversity in education and employment; curriculum and lifelong learning; people in workplaces; English studies in education; managing people in organisations; society and education; assessment and planning for teaching; youth culture and new media; citizenship and globalisation; independent investigative study/business consultancy project; managing people in organisations; work placement; contemporary issues in education. History Level 1: Society and politics in Tudor England; North America 1763'1900; the Indian ocean world; war and society in Europe; 20th century Britain; renaissance and reformation. Level 2: Art and power; 'Jim Crow' America; the hundred years war; explorers and voyagers; popular music: cultures and societies; women in America; the European city; film and cinema history; a European field'trip. Level 3: The reign of Elizabeth I; renaissance Venice; Ottoman empire; corsairs, converts and captives; the reign of Henry VIII; Britain and the second world war: memory, history, culture; sixties Britain; the middle east; American politics and culture in the 1960s; civil rights in America; Eastern Europe since 1945; 15 credit dissertation; 30 credit dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
1 - 4 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher BBBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

Key Course Information

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98% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 98%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 69%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 48%

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 30
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 6%

Total Coursework: 83%

Total Practical: 12%

£4,410 - £5,783
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,000
Typical cost of private accommodation