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BA (Hons)

Education & Sociology

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Our popular BA (Hons) Education & Sociology degree combines the complementary disciplines of education and sociology, with principles of social justice at its core.

On this engaging course you’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge of both disciplines and enhance your understanding of educational theories, policies and practice. You’ll then apply these to educational issues in the past and present.

You’ll learn about the influences on the development of the education system, the curriculum, and learners with disabilities. As well as studying core social theories and research methodologies, you’ll get to explore and debate a wide range of sociological themes.

This degree is perfect if you wish to progress on to teaching but also have an interest in sociology; or if you’re thinking of teaching sociology at secondary school level or above.

Why study with us

  • Education courses at the University of Central Lancashire are ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)
  • Our Sociology courses are ranked 3rd in the North West for teaching quality and also ranked 3rd in the North West for assessment and feedback - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • You’ll have opportunities to undertake work placements in each of your three years of study in an educational setting (nursery, primary, secondary or further education/ training).

What you'll do

  • You could gain international work experience in your third year through modules created by the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL).
  • The CVCL modules allow you to get hands-on with a project that could benefit communities all over the world. They are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
  • There are opportunities to go on international trips; previously students have gone to destinations such as South Africa, Cyprus and China to study their education systems. You could choose to take time out to spend a year teaching abroad with one of our international partners - in 2019-20, students worked as assistant teachers at schools in Madrid and Barcelona.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Previous graduates have gone on to become teachers in primary school or further education (after gaining a PGCE or other postgraduate teacher training qualification).

Other graduates have enjoyed successful careers in teaching support roles, working with children and families, youth work, police work, community work, equality and diversity specialist roles, research, and local government.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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