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BA (Hons)
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Education Studies (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Keen to pursue an interest in education? Our Education Studies Foundation Entry programme delves into the systems and experiences from early years to lifelong learning.

Why study with us

  • There are work placement opportunities within an educational setting at each stage of your degree.
  • If you’ve a prior qualification, you can join the course in Year 2 or 3, depending on your experience.
  • We keep your employment needs in mind, so study can usually take place with a one-day-release from your workplace.

What you'll do

  • Some of our graduates have gained Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) scholarships onto master’s degrees and doctorate level studies.
  • You’ll learn how to conduct research, develop presentations, collaborate in teams and develop critical approaches to policy and literature.
  • Tailor your dissertation study to particular professional needs or personal interests.

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.

Visit us this autumn

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Future careers

Education Studies Foundation Entry can lead to different careers in education, but the majority of our graduates progress to teaching, gaining places on primary PGCE courses or joining the Schools Direct programme.

Fees and funding

First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 per year
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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