What will I learn?

Join our top 10 course in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019)Excellent preparation if you want to become a teacher, or keep your options open for other careers in educational servicesVoluntary work in your second year counts towards academic creditLearn from passionate and dedicated staff in a community of knowledgeEducators make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Whether you want to become a teacher or work in educational charities, publishing, local government, or the service and heritage industries, Education Studies leads to challenging and rewarding careers.Our BA degree goes far beyond teaching and learning: you explore a range of contexts from the classroom through to how education defines the world around us and is used as a lever for social and political change. You will learn things about the workings of society and education which will surprise you.The programme examines education and policy in historical, sociological, cultural, political and philosophical contexts. You gain a deep understanding of education’s impact on gender, citizenship, childhood, family, technology and power. The course is both a rigorous academic degree and excellent preparation for those who wish to take a PGCE and become a teacher, or to pursue MA routes, such as the MA Philosophy of Education.A Foundation Year is a perfect way to boost your academic skills, build your confidence and develop your wider subject knowledge so you can succeed at Winchester. This course offers an extra year of study at the start (Year 0) which leads onto a full degree programme (Years 1, 2 and 3).A Foundation Year is ideal if you are returning to education after a break; haven’t quite achieved the entry qualifications required; are wanting more support during the transition to studying at university; or are unsure about which subject you wish to pursue.In Year 0, you will study a set of modules from across the Faculty of Education which are designed to develop your academic and practical skills. This broader focus in your first year introduces you to studying at university level and provides you with a better understanding of Education Studies and related subjects.You will experience a variety of teaching methods including lectures, discussion-based seminars and independent study. You will also receive support to boost your academic skills to prepare you for the rest of your time at Winchester. Find out more and hear from our Foundation Year students at winchester.ac.uk/foundationIn Year 1, the focus is on coming to an in-depth understanding of key concepts and issues of the education process, and introductions to the well-known thinkers of educational theory. Your own experiences will be a key part of this learning effort. Core modules include Educators and Society, Introducing Childhood, Inclusive Education and more.In Year 2, core modules focus on social, ethical and political thought in education. With a wide range of optional modules, you can pursue your personal and professional interests: such as physical education, education and religion, technology and early childhood education.In Year 3, you write a dissertation or complete an independent study project on a topic of your choice. In addition, a wide range of optional modules include Holocaust education, film and politics. By the end of the programme, you graduate as a well-rounded, critical thinker in educational theory.Education is fundamentally about the development of others and our graduates are employed in professions that involve care and service. Many go on to work in the classroom, but others take up educational roles within public services, such as social work or education management in central and local government, publishing, business, service industries, perso

Which department am I in?

Department of Education Studies and Liberal Arts

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Sparkford Road,

Winchester,

Hampshire,

SO22 4NR, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need SAT I with a minimum balanced score of 1250. They will also need high school diploma with a good GPA. A combination of subject related AP and SAT II may also be eligible for entry into our undergraduate degrees. AP or SAT II scores will be a pre-requisite for entry into certain subjects.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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