London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Whether it’s concern over the curriculum or the role of schools in transforming society and achieving economic stability, education throws up major issues that affect us all. This thought'provoking course is designed to tackle not only the big questions concerning the place of education in the modern world, but also the detail of everyday practice in schools and other educational institutions that shape children’s and teacher’s lives.

**More about this course**

With this degree you’ll examine a rich mix of philosophy, history, sociology, psychology, human geography, and cultural studies along with research methods, in order to understand what shapes educational practices, policies and institutions. There are opportunities to develop mentoring and coaching skills and to take specialist modules in educational aspects of multilingualism, science, religion, sport, children’s literature and special educational needs. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a placement to enhance your understanding of educational practice.

**What our students say**

Our students recorded 82% satisfaction with the course in the National Student Survey, 2015. These are some of the things they said:

“I feel like my course has helped me grow as an individual. I feel more confident but most importantly, it has encouraged me to become a critical thinker.”

“The teaching staff at London Met is what sets it apart, their enthusiasm is tangible and infectious.”

“I was always able to access any extra support or guidance should I need it. I have really enjoyed the journey and feel that it has helped me to grow and develop as a whole person. I have always also really enjoyed the diversity of students at the university. It's wonderful to be exposed to so many different cultures, backgrounds and views.”

“Over the past three years, my course has allowed me to gain the confidence I needed in order to engage in conversation and debates. I also feel that it has mentally stimulated me and given me the skills and knowledge I have needed to be well prepared for life after university."

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Becoming an Educationist: Reading, Writing and Enquiry (core, 30 credits)

Communicating with Different Client Groups (core, 30 credits)

Culture, Curriculum and Technics (core, 30 credits)

Cultures, Identity and Difference (core, 30 credits)

Education and Encounter in the Global City (core, 30 credits)

Making Sense of Education (core, 30 credits)

Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Education Policy in Historical and Social Contexts (core, 30 credits)

Knowledge, Ideologies and Curricula (core, 30 credits)

Qualitative Educational Research in Theory and Practice (core, 30 credits)

Becoming a Teacher (option, 15 credits)

Children's Literature in Multicultural Classrooms (option, 15 credits)

Education: Experiential Learning (option, 15 credits)

Multilingualism and Learning Languages (option, 15 credits)

Peer Mentoring in Practice (option, 15 credits)

Personal Wellbeing and Educational Outcomes (option, 15 credits)

Religion and Education in Contemporary Society (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Education Studies Dissertation (core, 30 credits)

Social Pedagogies and the Public Intellectual (core, 30 credits)

Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (alternative core, 30 credits)

Rethinking Childhood and Children's Lives in Education and Schooling (alternative core, 30 credits)

Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)

Philosophy, Enlightenment and Education (option, 15 credits)

Race, Empire and Education (option, 15 credits)

Science Education and Public Understanding (option, 15 credits)

Sport, Education and Society (option, 15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees