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BA (Hons) Education Studies (Online Learning)

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Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Teaching and Education

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

Online

Course summary

Do you want to help shape and change young lives through education? Do you have a passion for teaching? Do you want to change communities from the inside? 

This BA (Hons) Education is offered online so you can study this exciting field when and where it suits you.  The course is innovative and exciting, incorporating the very latest developments in the field of education studies. Whether you want to become a primary or secondary school teacher or influence and shape education policy, it will provide you with a fantastic foundation. 

You'll use our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Moodle to access materials and complete weekly topics.  You'll follow slides, audio recordings and interactive online materials. 

Online discussion forms will allow you to communicate with your fellow students to resolve issues related to your studies. 

You’ll learn from practising teachers and take an active role in important current debates on children’s education. 

Our course is strongly rooted in the real world, with plenty of opportunities to experience education in action in our community. This will ease your transition into a teaching environment when you leave us.


UCAS points

96

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

N/A

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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94%

Our overall student satisfaction score (NSS, 2018)

Specialist academics

You’ll be taught by enthusiastic and expert staff who focus on the needs of our students through innovative teaching methods, as well as academic writing and publishing.

85%

Percentage of our graduates who go on to work and/or further study (Unistats, 2017).

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Vikki Silvers

Education Studies, BA (Hons)

I've been able to gain a new perspective looking through a child's eyes and I've learned more about children’s rights. I've especially loved exploring the enchantment of child literature. The intimate lectures of about 30 people are great. You can have some interesting debates and almost everyone has a chance to speak.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,100
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

96

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level
We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

This course investigates contemporary education in a lively and stimulating way, from primary and secondary through to higher and adult education. 

It’s very much a sociology-based course, looking at sociological factors affecting the family, social policy for young people, education and the national curriculum. We look at the subject from an international perspective to reflect the diversity of our student intake. 

You’ll explore how individuals develop and learn, how the education system has evolved and how it continues to evolve. You’ll learn to critique the purpose of educational interventions and to evaluate arguments on educational issues. 

We’ll give you an understanding of how political ideologies influence education policy. You’ll examine faith schools, special needs education and multiculturalism along with the sociology, psychology and philosophy of education. 

You’ll learn how to evaluate research, enriching your studies and giving you the know-how and confidence to embark on your own research.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

Sociology of Education (core) 
Philosophy of Education (core) 
Education and Psychology (core) 
The Language of multilingual communities (core)

Education, Identity and Social Justice (core) 
Families, Children and Education (core) 
Comparative Educational Ideology and Policy (core) 
Researching Issues in Education (core) 

Dissertation (core)
Debates in Educational Ideology and Policy (core)
Language, Pedagogy and Cultural Diversity (core)

Critical Pedagogies (core)

How you'll be assessed

We use a variety of methods to assess you, including assignments, presentations, group activities, reports and a small number of written examinations. 

Course specification Foundation Year Specification

How you'll learn

Distance learning on this course is supported by our virtual learning environment (VLE), Moodle.

You’ll be given a full introduction to the use, nuances and scope of the VLE. This will help you to feel comfortable and confident with your online classroom, while your module leader/tutor will contact you at the beginning of each module to provide basic information and check for questions.

Each module has a site in Moodle structured around a sequence of weekly topics. These topics contain a lecture – typically, a series of slides and accompanied audio recordings or interactive on-line material – supported by guidance on key learning outcomes, self-assessment questions and links to core and additional readings. Modules run concurrently so you would need to balance your time across a number of modules at the same time rather than just one.

Our Distance learning programmes cover the same content as our on campus equivalents.  In order to meet your potential in this programme you’ll be expected to take responsibility for the way you learn as you will need to motivate yourself throughout the course and undertake independent learning and research, including individual reading, preparation of assignments and completion of assessed course work.

We also encourage you to help others to learn via Moodle and the online discussion forums which form an important interactive element of the course.

During your studies, you’ll be supported by our team of module leaders and tutors who will offer academic support, guidance and encouragement. You may not be physically present on campus, but we’ll treat you as if you were.

Your future career

This course provides you with an excellent foundation for a career in education.

It’s the perfect springboard if you want to become a teacher, particularly in primary education, or if you want to influence policy in the education field.

Once you’ve graduated successfully, you’ll have the option to train as a teacher, for example through a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) programme. At UEL, we offer PGCEs in Primary Education and a wide range of secondary subjects.

With a teaching qualification, you’ll have the choice of teaching in a mainstream school, a special school or a different kind of educational setting such as an environmental education centres.

The Education Studies course also equips you for a career in educational administration or a support role in education. 

During the course you’ll have frequent opportunities to meet practitioners and potential employers, and we also arrange dedicated careers workshops and events. 

The skills you gain are transferable to a wide range of working environments. Some of our graduates have gone on to teach English as a foreign language abroad. Others have move into fields outside education such as journalism.

You could also choose to embark upon postgraduate research at UEL in areas such as educational psychology or the philosophy of education.

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Meet us in your country

Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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