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BA ( Hons ) Education Studies. What is Education Studies ? What is the BA ( Hons ) Education Studies course at Plymouth like? Academic study of education in the broadest sense Sociology, psychology, history, politics, philosophy and science How many points do I need for entry ?.

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Ba hons education studies

BA (Hons) Education Studies


Ba hons education studies

  • What is Education Studies?

  • What is the BA (Hons) Education Studies course at Plymouth like?

  • Academic study of education in the broadest sense

  • Sociology, psychology, history, politics, philosophy and science

  • How many points do I need for entry?


Ba hons education studies

  • Who studies Education Studies?

  • Students interested in the field of education, but not 100% sure they want to be classroom teachers

  • Option to go on to do a 1 year PGCE to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

  • Other career options?


Ba hons education studies

  • What Would I Study?

  • Wide range of modules

  • Core modules: cover key graduate attributes

  • Option modules: Eco-education, inclusive education, e-learning, children’s literature, English in schools, experiential education

  • Placement: work based learning

  • Research project


Ba hons education studies

  • Who Will Teach Me?

  • Academic tutors:

    • - have expertise in areas they teach

    • - are active researchers with doctorates

    • - have and, in some cases, continue to work in the

    • mainstream education sector as practitioners

    • (teachers, social workers, education psychologists,

    • consultants, counselors)

    • - National and International research projects with

    • publications in their chosen fields


Ba hons education studies

  • What Support Would I Get?

  • Transition to HE especially year 1 and/or direct entrants year 2 and 3

  • Emphasis on developing your own voice

  • Emphasis on ‘Active Learning’

  • Friendly and accessible personal academic tutors and professional services colleagues

  • Support and input on academic writing in core modules

  • A variety of forms of assessment


Ba hons education studies

What Support Would I Get?

  • Regular meetings with personal tutor- mid year annual evaluation of student profiles

  • Regular input from Careers and Information and Library Services Access to ‘Disability Assist’: to support students with Dyslexia and/or other learning needs or disabilities

  • Access to ‘Learning Development’: University tutors: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/learn


Ba hons education studies

The Plymouth Student experience!

  • Your Student Rep voice!

  • Friendly students: collegiate feel

  • City life of Plymouth

  • Beautiful countryside, moors and beaches of Devon

  • Active Student Union

  • New, good quality housing

  • The Plymouth Award


Ba hons education studies

What Next?

  • Careers are varied but may include:

  • Teaching

  • Education Professionals e.g. behaviour support officer, inclusion officer

  • Education Officer e.g.: charities,

  • National Trust, environmental projects

  • Youth Engagement e.g.: youth work, youth justice

  • Careers advisors (diploma required)

  • Trainer in business


Ba hons education studies

What Next?

  • Social work (masters required)

  • Educational psychologist (psychology modules and masters required)

  • Educational publishing and journalism

  • Consultancy

  • Local government

  • Civil service

  • Therapeutic work eg: art therapy, speech and language therapy (masters required)

  • Links to Faculty MA, IMP, EdD, PhD


Ba hons education studies

Successful Periodic Review 2011

Conclusions on innovation and good practice:

The well established ‘core of care’, evidenced in a strongly student-centred approach and good pastoral care

Evidence of the synergy of research and teaching in the design and delivery of the programme.

School of Education, Teaching and Learning Committee (2011). Report of the Stage 2 Periodic Review meeting to consider BA Education Studies.


Ba hons education studies

Successful Periodic Review 2011

Conclusions on innovation and good practice:

The provision of opportunities for a variety of entrants

Opportunities for the internationalisation of the curriculum

An ethos of continuous review and development of the provision, driven by the clear enthusiasm and passion of staff

School of Education, Teaching and Learning Committee (2011). Report of the Stage 2 Periodic Review meeting to consider BA Education Studies.


Ba hons education studies

External Examiner’s view- 2012

  • External examiners commented that:

    • the course is fantastic lots of strengths and good relationships between staff and students

    • good engagement with module evaluations and shared teaching done by staff demonstrates good communication in the team

School of Education Subject Assessment Panel

(June 2012). Record of Proceedings BA Education Studies.


Ba hons education studies

What the Students Say

“I knew my career path lay within teaching or social care but I wanted to keep my options open and didn't want to be tied down to a teacher training course.

The BA education studies degree is the perfect course for me as it covers a wide range of issues within and surrounding the education system.

My advice to students on this course is to stay motivated and committed. The subject involves so many interesting areas so enjoy it and make the most of all the opportunities available."

Rebecca Ennis, Primary Teacher

Graduated 2007


Ba hons education studies

What the Students Say

“I went onto complete a Masters in SEN. Job wise I think the Education Studies degree developed many of my skills, I now work as an advisor and support tutor in a Devon special school. The course was also very enjoyable to do, very fond memories.” 

Veronica Clancy

Graduated 2009


Ba hons education studies

What the Students Say

“I have gone on to further study and been successful in accessing a fully funded four year PhD studentship at Plymouth. Some of the skills covered in the extended projects in Years two and three helped in the research I am doing now.”

Ciaran O'Sullivan

Graduated 2010


Ba hons education studies

Places available and offers

On average: 250 applications made annually

Plymouth University: offers made to 80% of applicants across the University (unconfirmed offers)

On average: 60 (confirmed offers) entrants to year 1


Ba hons education studies

Hope to see you next year!

Any Questions?


Ba hons education studies

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