Are you interested in the field of education and how children learn? Perhaps considering working with children and young people as a teacher or associated professional? Our degree in Education Studies is an ideal route into the children’s workforce.
This course enables you to take your interest in education and learning to degree level and study educational systems from early years to lifelong learning.
There is a strong focus on issues relating to inclusion and the needs of a diverse range of learners. You’ll look at the impact of ethnicity, poverty and deprivation, gender, disability and learning difficulties, sexuality, mental health, and those who have experienced abuse or bullying.
Throughout the course you’ll explore the role of teachers; the shared nature of learning between schools, families and professionals; learning theories; and the curriculum.
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)
- We’re ranked 1st in the North West for academic support, and 1st 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
- The course is ideal for anyone who aspires to join the teaching profession, but it is not a teacher training programme. It also offers routes into non-teaching careers or postgraduate research.
- You could gain international work experience in your second or third year by getting involved in projects run by the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership. These modules are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). There are opportunities to go on international trips. Previous 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.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
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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Many of our graduates go on to become teachers. They often go on to gain places on primary PGCE courses (teacher training) or, increasingly, undertake schools-based training. Take a look at the Get Into Teaching webpages for more advice on post-graduation routes into teaching. Our graduates also enter a range of other professional roles.
Throughout the course you’ll be supported by our academic advisers and the University’s Careers service to undertake further study towards teacher training or postgraduate study. We’ve had recent success with students gaining Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) scholarships onto master’s and doctorate level study.
For educational professionals, you could opt to study our MEd Professional Practice in Education course or a Professional Doctorate in Education.
Some of our recent graduates have gone into professions including careers advice and guidance roles, community support, social work, learning mentoring and pastoral roles in education.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
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