Full-time: Four years
1A48; Short form: BA/ESBA/ES
Preston (Campus code: U)
Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Are you looking to develop your understanding and knowledge of educational theories, policies and practice, and apply these to past and present educational issues? This degree looks at the influences on the development of the education system, the curriculum, and learners with disabilities. In addition to studying the core social theories and research methodologies, you will explore and debate a range of sociological themes. You’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of these two disciplines and will develop a range of skills and practical experience which will enable you to pursue either educational or sociological study at a higher level, so that you can then develop your career in either in an educational field.
Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
Year Long Modules
Plus a choice of one from the following:
Choose 3 Education modules and 1 Sociology module from:
Or a module from an agreed subject or the Free Choice Elective catalogue
All third/fourth year students will undertake a Dissertation in either Education or Sociology
A choice of Education modules from the following:
Plus a choice of two from the following;
The BA (Hons) Education and Sociology degree is a popular course which combines two complementary disciplines with principles of social justice at the core. The Sociology aspect of the course provides you with a foundation in social theory and research methodologies with which to explore a range of themes including class, childhood, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion, sexuality, within topics such as disease & illness, social movements, human rights, 'suspect' populations and insecure spaces, resistance and rebellion, and contemporary British society.
Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
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This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
Gain international work experience in your second or third year of study through modules of our established Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership, accredited from the ILM.
Course facilities include well equipped classrooms and extensive Blackboard (Virtual Learning Environment) resources for independent study.
Assessment strategies are varied. Modules are assessed by coursework, with no exams, including student presentations, reflective diaries, project work, poster, and reflective essays, critical reviews, reading journals and essays.
You will get the opportunity to undertake a placement in an educational setting at each stage of the degree. There are also opportunities to progress with your studies and undertake post graduate study and research in this area.
Graduates follow careers in areas such as: primary/ secondary school or further education teaching following a PGCE or other postgraduate teacher training; teaching support roles; Working with children and families; youth work; police work; community work; equality and diversity specialist; researcher; and local government.