London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

The Education or Education (with Practice) BA degree offers you two career routes to choose from after a shared first year of the programme. The course tackles the big questions concerning education as seen through sociological, historical, philosophical and policy lenses leading on to a wide variety of career choices or further academic study.

If you're interested in becoming a teacher, the Education (with Practice) BA route will give you valuable work experience in your second and third years in preparation for the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) after graduation.

**More about this course**

This degree will provide you with an excellent foundation for a career in education policy or teaching. It will give you insight into education theory and concepts that will allow you to consider the subject as a political and a philosophical activity. You’ll also be able to take a more teaching-focused route in your second and third years.

The teaching will be conducted by experienced lecturers who formerly worked as teachers or managers in schools. They will encourage you to take an active role in current debates on child education from the perspective of several disciplines, including philosophy and sociology. They are also ideally placed to give you an insight into the possibilities of a teaching career and the many options available to you after graduation.

As a graduate of the Education BA you'll be part of a community of professional and experienced educators, all willing to support you in your personal and professional development. You’ll also be able to progress to one of our PGCE programmes and study towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Making Sense of Education (core)

The School and the City (core)

Knowledge, Culture and Education Part 1 and Part 2(core)

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

Year 2 Education BA modules include:

Sociology and the Curriculum (core)

Researching Education (core)

Psychology of Learning (core)

Neuroscience and Learning (core)

Education: Experiential Learning (core)

Extension of Knowledge Module (option)

Open Language Programme (option)

Becoming a Teacher (option)

Year 2 Education with Practice BA modules include:

Sociology and the Curriculum (core)

Researching Education (core)

Psychology of Learning (core)

Working in Education: Preparing for Professional Practice (core)

Year 3 Education BA modules include:

Education Studies Dissertation (core)

Educators as Social Pedagogues (core)

Teachers as Public Intellectuals (core)

Inclusion, Education and Equalities (alt core)

Philosophy of Education Part 1 and Part 2 (alt core)

Gender and Education (option)

Education, Sport and Health in Society (option)

Extension of Knowledge Module (option)

Open Language Programme Module (option)

Year 3 Education with Practice BA modules include:

Education Studies Dissertation (core)

Preparing for QTS: Becoming a Teacher (core)

Inclusion, Education and Equalities (alt core)

Philosophy of Education (alt core)

Gender and Education (option)

Education, Sport and Health in Society (option)

Extension of Knowledge Module (option)

Open Language Programme Module (option)

Start Date:

02/2021 09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,700 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time Day
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time Day
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 European Fees
6 years
Part Time Day
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £3,175 Overseas Fees