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

Example modules include:

Year 1

Both EDUCATION BA and EDUCATION [with Practice] BA

Making Sense of Education

Becoming an Educationist: reading, writing and enquiry

Urban Education

Thinking Learning and Knowledge

Year 2

BA EDUCATION

Qualitative Educational Research in Theory and Practice

Sociology of Education and the Curriculum

Psychology of Learning

Comparative Education

Becoming a teacher

Experiential learning

Religion and Education and social contexts

Year 2

BA EDUCATION [with Practice]

Qualitative Educational Research in Theory and Practice

Sociology of Education and the Curriculum

Psychology of Learning

Extended Experiential Learning

Becoming a Teacher

Religion and Education and social contexts

Year 3

BA EDUCATION

Education Studies Dissertation

Inclusion education and Inequalities

Social Pedagogies and the public intellectual

Philosophy of Education

Sport Education and Society

Gender and Education

Year 3

BA EDUCATION [with Practice]

Education Studies Dissertation

Inclusion education and Inequalities

Social Pedagogies and the public intellectual

Philosophy of Education

Extended Experiential Learning

Sport Education and Society

Gender and Education

Start Date:

02/2021 10/2020

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