Education Studies - Sociology
Education Studies is a broad multidisciplinary degree, designed for the intellectually and practically curious.
3 years full-time
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Education Studies is a broad multi-disciplinary degree, designed for the intellectually and practically curious. From the philosophical foundations of schooling, to the political implications of policy, education is a vast field that has multiple avenues to approach a seemingly straightforward subject. Our degree goes far beyond any classroom and considers education, people and their relationship to the ever-changing world.
The breadth of our modules allows for the creation of pathways through the course. This may be linked to one of the degree's four strands of educational expertise: pragmatic; sociological-philosophical; psychological; and international-intercultural education. You will also study modules in the Department of Sociology.
The degree is mainly delivered through lectures and seminars. Lectures often present, explain and critically analyse theories and relevant issues, whereas smaller group seminars normally focus upon peer-assisted interaction for debate and discussion. There may be some opportunity for study visits and/or field work within specific modules. A large amount of time is spent on independent study and reading around topics, developing students’ capacity for critical analysis, reflection and evaluation.
Assessment is mainly through essays. Some modules may include examinations, portfolios, podcasts, presentations or posters.
A level offer – AAB
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma – DDD
IB Diploma score – 36 with 665 in higher level subjects.
In addition to satisfying the University’s general entry requirements, please note:
International students who do not meet direct entry requirements for this degree might have the option to complete an International Foundation Year.
|Home students||£9,250 per year|
|EU students||£22,700 per year|
|Island students||£9,250 per year|
|International students||£22,700 per year|
The tuition fees shown for home students are for one complete academic year of full time study and are set according to the academic year of entry. Fees for subsequent years of your course may rise in line with an inflationary uplift as determined by the government.
The tuition fees shown for overseas and EU students are for one complete academic year of full time study, are set according to the academic year of entry, and remain the same throughout the duration of the programme for that cohort (unless otherwise stated).
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Are you interested in teaching and inspiring future generations?
At Durham, we offer Primary Education with QTS and also BA (Hons) Education Studies. Our Primary Education course has been developed so that you are taught by primary education experts, using innovative and research informed methods to develop your knowledge and skills. Outstanding teachers require excellent subject and pedagogical knowledge, and our course offers both academic and practical opportunities to develop both.
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