St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

The programme places significant emphasis on linking theory to practice, providing students with the opportunity to take four work placements in the second and third year of the degree. 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.

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. Physical and Sport Education Level 1: modules include: understanding research ' an introduction to applied university studies; practical and personal development ' pe and sport education through practical activities; introduction to physical activity and maturation ' physical development to be physically literate; physical literacy and sport education ' participation and promotion of physical literacy, sport and coaching. Level 2: skills for independent study ' research; community placement: sporting envoy; teaching and learning: physical education; adapted physical education and sport; applied physical literacy; physical and health behaviour; physical development for physical literacy; games literacy 1; legislation and leadership in sport; social issues in physical and sport education; teaching and learning: primary physical education. Level 3: major independent study; research paper; work based learning; PE: curriculum, teaching and learning; teaching and learning: 14 ' 19 pathways; games literacy 2; physical literacy and physical activity for older adults; sport education and the young person; global studies in PE and sport; projects and initiatives in PE and sport; value and ethics in sport and physical education.

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

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

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