Programmes in Educational Studies

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Within the Department of Educational Studies education is studied in a variety of contexts and at all levels.

Undergraduate study takes place within the BA (Hons) Education, Culture and Society and BA (Hons) Social and Cultural Studies while vibrant MA and MPhil/PhD enable students to pursue research areas of particular interest.

Alongside this wide ranging study of education we also offer a number of different routes into primary and secondary teaching, including Postgraduate Certificates in Education.

Teacher training

Degree listing

PGCE (Primary with Mathematics)

This course offers an exciting opportunity to become a qualified teacher across the curriculum, with Mathematics as a specialist subject. You’ll benefit from professional and college-based support networks to gain all the confidence and key skills you need.

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PGCE (Primary with Modern Languages)

This programme will enable you to teach across the curriculum in two consecutive primary school age ranges, with either French, German or Spanish as a specialist subject. Our exciting and challenging course aims to develop both competence and confidence.

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PGCE (Primary)

This programme aims to develop all the skills, knowledge and understanding you’ll need to become a responsible and effective teacher in your chosen age phase.

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PGCE (Secondary) Art & Design

This programme prepares you to teach art and design in secondary schools. You are shown how to plan, resource and organise art lessons, and how to monitor, record, evaluate and assess the art practices of students.

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PGCE (Secondary) Standard Programme

This full-time PGCE (Secondary) programme is available in conjunction with any of the following teaching subjects: Art and Design; Biology; Chemistry; Design and Technology; Drama; English; Media with English; Mathematics; Modern Languages and Physics.

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PGCE (Secondary): Design and Technology

Our aim is to develop teachers whose vision, imagination and professionalism takes them beyond the realities of current educational policy, and encourage them to continually seek to evolve new and better models of practice

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PGCE (Secondary): Drama

We recognise the importance and potential of theatre as an art form, and it is our goal to use it to promote the personal, social, spiritual and cultural development of all pupils, including the ones you will go on to teach.

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PGCE (Secondary): English

This programme offers a balance of theory and practice to give you a thorough grounding in all aspects of the National Curriculum for English, including post-16 teaching.

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PGCE (Secondary): Mathematics

This programme is a pathway into one of the most challenging, fascinating and rewarding careers there is: teaching Mathematics at Secondary level

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PGCE (Secondary): Media Studies with English

This programme offers you a balance of theory and practice, giving you the opportunity to more fully explore and understand the key concepts of Media Studies at secondary school and at post-16 level.

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PGCE (Secondary): Part-time Programme

This course offers an innovative and integrated route for those looking to become qualified secondary school teachers who need a part-time programme of study.

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PGCE (Secondary: Modern Languages)

This programme is designed to provide a route into one of the most rewarding and dynamic careers in teaching that there is, providing you with the tools to make the study of language stimulating for the full range of learners.

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Undergraduate courses

Degree listing

BA (Hons) Education, Culture & Society

This degree will develop your knowledge of the education system in the UK and beyond. You'll enter into key debates about policy issues with a focus on social justice and equality, and understand education from a multidisciplinary perspective.

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Postgraduate courses

Degree listing

MA Arts and Learning

This Masters gives artists, practitioners, teachers and educators, in informal and formal learning environments, the opportunity to extend, enrich and consolidate the overlapping practices and theories of contemporary art and learning and teaching through individual and collaborative research.

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MA Children's Literature

This exciting programme is ideal if you have an interest in the academic study of children’s literature, or work in education (for example as a teacher or librarian), publishing or children's media. It's also aimed at authors and illustrators who want to create texts for children.

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MA Children's Literature: Children's Illustration

Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration as well as engaging in the academic study of children's literature, to gain an in-depth understanding of the relationships between image, text, readers and context in the world of children’s literature.

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MA Creative Writing and Education

You might be a teacher who writes; a writer who works in education; a poet, a novelist or a short story writer. Whatever your background, this course will teach you more about the connections between creative writing and education.

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MA Education: Culture, Language & Identity

This MA is designed for anyone working in education or a related field. It aims to enhance your understanding of educational theory and practice by focusing upon issues of culture, language and identity, and it is taught by internationally-renowned experts.

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MA Multilingualism, Linguistics & Education

The MA Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education is an applied linguistics programme with an emphasis on both linguistic and cultural diversity, which provides a solid understanding of key theoretical and practical issues in multilingual and intercultural educational settings.

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MPhil/PhD Art Practice & Learning

What kind of learning emerges from and with art practice, and how does such learning further impact upon arts practice? This reflexive question lies at the heart of the MPhil/PhD Art Practice & Learning.

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MPhil/PhD Education

We are committed to developing our postgraduate students into competent educational researchers able to conduct rigorous research using a variety of methodological approaches. We welcome inquiries about possible research topics both theoretical and empirical.

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