St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

Education and Social Science focuses on the nature and purposes of education and how people learn. It considers the value and purpose of education both for individuals as well as wider society, and how education links to employment and the world of work. Additionally, the programme has a strong sociological, political and philosophical focus to reflect on and critically explore current policy debates and government initiatives. The degree prepares students for entry to teacher training, or for working with children and young people outside of formal education.

Course Modules

In year 1 you will study the nature, purposes, politics & life-long value of education. Theories of knowledge are examined as we begin to critically explore the values that underpin a range of philosophies. Year 2 will build on this to study social justice & inclusion, health & education, & international perspectives on educational systems. Year 3 will increase your understanding of the needs of learners & the education process, you will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees