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. We offer opportunities for you to gain work experience in the media and specialist modules to develop your skills in creative scriptwriting, film and cultural criticism, film production and specialist pathways in screenwriting and film production. Study with media professionals and with national and international experts in film, television and popular culture.
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. Film and Popular Culture Level 1: Courses will include: understanding cinema and television industry; theory and popular culture; researching popular culture; tv production; image, sound and narrative. Level 2: Introducing video production; writing for film and television; careers in the media; popular music, cultures and societies; representations of gender and sexuality in film; race and representation; approaches to popular culture: youth culture and screen texts; North American cinema; culture and society in modern Japan; documentary film; researching diaspora. Level 3: Advanced video production; screen and script; work experience project; independent research project; globalisation and multiculturalism; the tv series: cops and docs on the box; the paradox of horror; understanding Japan; online cultures and presentation of the self; animation; The Beatles and the counter culture; telling the troubles.
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1 - 4 years
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- SQA Higher BBBC
- Irish Leaving Certificates BBCC
- European Baccalaureate 60%
- International Baccalaureate 28
- GCE AS-level
- BTEC National Certificate (12 units) MD
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- OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
- OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
- OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
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