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BA in Education - Course structure

Year 1 (Part I)

You take four compulsory papers, which together will engage you with elements of history, philosophy, sociology, literature and the arts, drawing on scholarship from the UK and a range of international contexts, which will provide a strong foundation to support you in a range of more specialist options in Part II.

  • Introduction to Education Systems and Disciplines
  • Learning and Human Development
  • Education, Creativity and Culture
  • Education and Social Justice

Year 2 (Part IIA.)

In Year 2, you take four papers. Two are compulsory, and are designed to provide you with the foundations of Education research, in preparation for the dissertation in Part IIB.

  • Designing Education Research
  • Dissertation: Literature Review

You will then choose two further papers from a list designed to built on the core foundations provided in Part I. You will have the opportunity to design your own pathway, which can be pursued further in Part IIB. You may choose to specialise, for example, in psychology, literature, or international development. Alternatively, you may select papers which allow you to pursue your interests across a range of disciplines. For examples of the papers which may be offered, please see Part IIb.

Year 3 (Part IIB.)

In Year 3, you take four papers: a compulsory dissertation of 8,000 to 10,000 words which will allow you to pursue a research project into a relevant area of particular interest to you, and three further papers from a list of options, again designed to give you the flexibility to pursue your interests, whether these are specialist or more general. Examples of papers which may be offered include:

  • Children’s Literature
  • Modernity, Globalisation and Education
  • Theatre: Text and Production
  • Education, Neuroscience and Society
  • Formal and Informal Contexts of Learning
  • Changing Landscapes of Childhood and Youth: History, Experience and Culture
  • Case Studies in Education, policy and International Development
  • Play, Creativities and Imagination
  • Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures
  • Performance, Education & Society

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