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UCAS Code: XX30 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Education at Liverpool Hope.

 

A degree in Education is a dynamic and stimulating opportunity to study the individual, social and political forces that shape education, no matter where it is found or how it is delivered. If you are interested in all aspects of how and why we learn, both formally and informally in the UK or abroad, then Education will challenge and excite you in equal measure.

We believe that every Education graduate should be an engaged global citizen, able to actively research their areas of interest and be a lifelong, critical advocate for learning.

Education at Liverpool Hope can be studied as either a Single Honours degree or half of a combined honours degree. For the latter, you combine the study of Education with a second subject area, splitting your time equally between the two subjects. This combination allows you to create a degree that is tailor made for you. Please see all the possible subject combinations to see the wide variety of choices possible.

Why choose this subject?

  • The opportunity to combine your studies in education with a wide range of specialist subjects
  • For those interested in teaching, the Education course allows you to keep your options open. Many of our students go on to successfully complete a PGCE Primary/Secondary, PGDE Further Education or Schools Direct Route into teaching. Others follow other careers in education such as play therapy, social work and working in the third sector.
  • In the 2017 Complete University Guide, Education at Liverpool Hope University is 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction (out of 77 Universities that offer Education).
  • In the 2016 National Student Survey, Education Studies at Liverpool Hope is 3rd in England for student satisfaction (behind only University of Cambridge and University of Durham). It is 2nd in the UK for Assessment and Feedback.
  • The latest OFSTED inspection of our teacher education courses graded Liverpool Hope ‘good’ with several ‘outstanding’ aspects
  • In the latest Research Excellence exercise in UK Universities, 60% of research in Education at Liverpool Hope University was graded as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
  • 87% of research in Education at Liverpool Hope University was internationally excellent or internationally recognised, with 15% at world-leading level. 40% of the Impact of this Unit’s research is world-leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

"Doing Education and SEN has given me an overall understanding of why we teach as opposed to simply how to teach".

Ashleigh Lindsay, BA Education and Special Educational Needs student who has gained a place on the PGCE Primary at Liverpool Hope University

"Education as a course has provided me with many perspectives regarding education. The theoretical context of education regarding its history, developments and future challenges is incredibly inspiring for students. The course is tailored within a very current context which for me is a very important aspect of the course. The content of the course has been both academically stimulating but also fascinating on a more personal level."

"The team of tutors provide an incredible amount of support. The political context of education has been of particular interest to me – and has guided my dissertation topic - an area I wish to continue into masters study."

Leah Burch, BA Education and Special Educational Needs who has applied to study a MA in Disability Studies

Why Study Education at Hope?

The Education Studies team at Liverpool Hope benefits from a highly trained, innovative international team of lecturers and tutors from a range of countries. Our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and careers in education. They draw upon important first-hand experience in Education and also have the highest academic standards. 

As a smaller university our students don’t get ‘lost’ in the crowd. We offer tutorials of ten students to one tutor in all three years of study. All staff have ‘drop-in’ office hours where students are able to come to them with any questions or concerns. In the second year of study you will have an opportunity to travel abroad to America, Asia or Europe for a term as part of our Erasmus exchange/study abroad programme.   All students have the opportunity to complete the Service and Leadership Award as an enhancement to their study of Education. 

 

"The course is not simply coming in, learning, and going home - Hope offers a sense of community. It's good to know that tutors are there and are actually interested in guiding you in the right direction."

BA Education Year 3 student 

"The Education staff work tirelessly to give the students they support they need. The Education staff always keeps students up to date on news regarding the course and are easily accessible. I would also recommend Education at Hope because of the passion the staff have for the subject."

BA Education Year 3 student 

"This course is enables you to take a step back from how education manifests itself in our current system and to critically evaluate the reasons behind policies and practices across the world. With reflection at the heart of the course, we are able to graduate with a sound knowledge of what educational practices work and where we can improve. I believe this course should be fundamental to all people wishing to embark on a career within education of any form."

BA Education Year 3 student 

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Education at Liverpool Hope in our Education Subject Guides.

Education Subject Guide 2017

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

For an overview of the content of the BA Education please see this Curriculum Map

Year 1

Students will explore the contemporary context of education in its broadest sense and from a global perspective. Key themes which are explored in this year are, for example; how children learn, the purposes of education, developmental psychology, the evolution of learning environments, inequality in schools and developments in educational technology.  

Year 2

You will explore issues around learning and teaching, using a broad interpretation of the term to include, for example, lifelong learning and non-formal education, cognitive psychology, educational policy, global citizenship, history of education in schools and moral education.  You will also engage in the study of research methodologies and techniques and related ethical issues as a foreground for a major research component in their honours year.

Year 3

You will begin to specialise your study of Education in particular aspects of the disciplines of Education: this may include for example social psychology, global issues in education and politics of education.    The third year research project gives you an opportunity to apply your knowledge of research and the disciplines of education to an extended study. This can be an integrated dissertation, combining Education and your other Major subject, or a shorter research report in Education. This will involve working 1-to-1 with one of the subject team as your supervisor.

 

Education Subject Guide

 

You may also be interested in...

Childhood & Youth

Early Childhood

Special Educational Needs

Primary Education with QTS

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Education is available as a BA Single Honours programme UCAS code XX30

Education is also a combined honours subject and can be studied in combination with the following subjects:

Education and Accounting & Finance UCAS code NX43
Education and Art & Design History UCAS code VX33
Education and Biology UCAS code XC3C
Education and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LX93
Education and Christian Theology UCAS code VX6I
Education and Computer Science  UCAS code S3D5
Education and Criminology UCAS code LX3I
Education and Dance UCAS code XW35
Education and Early Childhood UCAS code X300
Education and English Language UCAS code XQH3
Education and English Literature UCAS code XQJ3
Education and Geography UCAS code XF38
Education and History UCAS code VX13
Education and Information Technology

UCAS code GX53

Education and International Relations

UCAS code XL32

Education and Law

UCAS code XM3C
Education and Marketing UCAS code XN3M
Education and Mathematics UCAS code X3G1
Education and Music UCAS code WX33
Education and Nutrition UCAS code XB34
Education and Special Educational Needs UCAS code XX31
Education and Sport & Physical Education UCAS code CX63
Education and Tourism UCAS code XN38
Education and World Religions UCAS code XV63

All of these combinations result in a BA Honours Degree.

Employability

Do any of these sound like they describe you?

  • I want to become a teacher by doing a degree followed by a teacher training course like PGCE or Schools Direct.
  • I want to work in the education sector in careers like librarian, museum guide etc
  • I want to be involved in the community, providing social services, working in local government, community support or charity work.
  • I see an important part of my future career as someone who helps other people to learn, to train, to develop and improve themselves or to change their life, health or employment.

If you can see yourself in any one or more of those career paths then choosing Education Studies as part of your degree at Liverpool Hope is definitely the right choice for you.

The creative, transferable skills that students develop as part of the course enable graduates to pursue a wide range of careers. Examples include working in local or national government supporting education and social welfare, leading and managing projects which have a real impact on the life chances of children, young people and their families.

Graduates also work as educational specialists in museums and in the media, as well as in a range of non-educational careers such as social work,  human resources and  in the third sector. The Combined Honours degree is an ideal foundation for those who decide to go on to a PGCE or Schools Direct at Liverpool Hope University.

While studying Education you will be provided with placement opportunities in Primary/Secondary schools or third sector organisations. Please see these two case studies as examples of placement opportunities. All students will have the opportunity to complete the Service and Leadership Award as an enhancement to their study of Education. We also encourage students to undertake short term volunteering in developing countries with Global Hope. Liverpool Hope also has an Employability Hub that provides students with personalised career support and regular employability workshops and events. 

What Education students say about completing the Service and Leadership Award

If you’re interested in doing volunteering and leading groups, such as school classes or half term clubs, then SALA is a good way to get your hard work and efforts recognised, whilst learning about volunteering and leadership on the go. It’s also a good way to meet new people and make connections for possible future employment. You will learn relevant skills and take part in situations that will give you more confidence in yourself.

SALA helps you put into practice the theory you learn on the course. It gives you the opportunities to go into educational work places and see how different institutions work, and it has helped me decide what I want to do in the future.

Kathryn Nutter, Year 3 Education student

The SALA related to my study of Education. I was able to experience both formal and informal contexts of learning – and observe how educational practitioners in different contexts work.

Melissa Ryan, Year 3 Education student

What Education students say about participating in Global Hope Projects

We worked in St Peter and Paul School, Fort Portal Uganda for 2 weeks – a teaching setting so different from anything in the UK. We were involved in teaching the children from the day of our arrival. It was like a crash course in skill development – the time spent on the trip did so much to develop our communication, confidence, planning and time management skills. Working in a Ugandan Primary School helped us to see education differently. It allowed us to evaluate educational theories in new ways – and compare the educational approach in the UK to a country in Africa. Most of all it was great fun – and our confidence increased massively!

Rachel Bickerstaffe and Sam Gailley, Year 3 Education students 

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Education at Liverpool Hope.

 

A degree in Education is a dynamic and stimulating opportunity to study the individual, social and political forces that shape education, no matter where it is found or how it is delivered. If you are interested in all aspects of how and why we learn, both formally and informally in the UK or abroad, then Education will challenge and excite you in equal measure.

We believe that every Education graduate should be an engaged global citizen, able to actively research their areas of interest and be a lifelong, critical advocate for learning.

Education at Liverpool Hope can be studied as either a Single Honours degree or half of a combined honours degree. For the latter, you combine the study of Education with a second subject area, splitting your time equally between the two subjects. This combination allows you to create a degree that is tailor made for you. Please see all the possible subject combinations to see the wide variety of choices possible.

Why choose this subject?

  • The opportunity to combine your studies in education with a wide range of specialist subjects
  • For those interested in teaching, the Education course allows you to keep your options open. Many of our students go on to successfully complete a PGCE Primary/Secondary, PGDE Further Education or Schools Direct Route into teaching. Others follow other careers in education such as play therapy, social work and working in the third sector.
  • In the 2017 Complete University Guide, Education at Liverpool Hope University is 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction (out of 77 Universities that offer Education).
  • In the 2016 National Student Survey, Education Studies at Liverpool Hope is 3rd in England for student satisfaction (behind only University of Cambridge and University of Durham). It is 2nd in the UK for Assessment and Feedback.
  • The latest OFSTED inspection of our teacher education courses graded Liverpool Hope ‘good’ with several ‘outstanding’ aspects
  • In the latest Research Excellence exercise in UK Universities, 60% of research in Education at Liverpool Hope University was graded as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
  • 87% of research in Education at Liverpool Hope University was internationally excellent or internationally recognised, with 15% at world-leading level. 40% of the Impact of this Unit’s research is world-leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

"Doing Education and SEN has given me an overall understanding of why we teach as opposed to simply how to teach".

Ashleigh Lindsay, BA Education and Special Educational Needs student who has gained a place on the PGCE Primary at Liverpool Hope University

"Education as a course has provided me with many perspectives regarding education. The theoretical context of education regarding its history, developments and future challenges is incredibly inspiring for students. The course is tailored within a very current context which for me is a very important aspect of the course. The content of the course has been both academically stimulating but also fascinating on a more personal level."

"The team of tutors provide an incredible amount of support. The political context of education has been of particular interest to me – and has guided my dissertation topic - an area I wish to continue into masters study."

Leah Burch, BA Education and Special Educational Needs who has applied to study a MA in Disability Studies

Why Study Education at Hope?

The Education Studies team at Liverpool Hope benefits from a highly trained, innovative international team of lecturers and tutors from a range of countries. Our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and careers in education. They draw upon important first-hand experience in Education and also have the highest academic standards. 

As a smaller university our students don’t get ‘lost’ in the crowd. We offer tutorials of ten students to one tutor in all three years of study. All staff have ‘drop-in’ office hours where students are able to come to them with any questions or concerns. In the second year of study you will have an opportunity to travel abroad to America, Asia or Europe for a term as part of our Erasmus exchange/study abroad programme.   All students have the opportunity to complete the Service and Leadership Award as an enhancement to their study of Education. 

 

"The course is not simply coming in, learning, and going home - Hope offers a sense of community. It's good to know that tutors are there and are actually interested in guiding you in the right direction."

BA Education Year 3 student 

"The Education staff work tirelessly to give the students they support they need. The Education staff always keeps students up to date on news regarding the course and are easily accessible. I would also recommend Education at Hope because of the passion the staff have for the subject."

BA Education Year 3 student 

"This course is enables you to take a step back from how education manifests itself in our current system and to critically evaluate the reasons behind policies and practices across the world. With reflection at the heart of the course, we are able to graduate with a sound knowledge of what educational practices work and where we can improve. I believe this course should be fundamental to all people wishing to embark on a career within education of any form."

BA Education Year 3 student 

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Education at Liverpool Hope in our Education Subject Guides.

Education Subject Guide 2017

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

For an overview of the content of the BA Education please see this Curriculum Map

Year 1

Students will explore the contemporary context of education in its broadest sense and from a global perspective. Key themes which are explored in this year are, for example; how children learn, the purposes of education, developmental psychology, the evolution of learning environments, inequality in schools and developments in educational technology.  

Year 2

You will explore issues around learning and teaching, using a broad interpretation of the term to include, for example, lifelong learning and non-formal education, cognitive psychology, educational policy, global citizenship, history of education in schools and moral education.  You will also engage in the study of research methodologies and techniques and related ethical issues as a foreground for a major research component in their honours year.

Year 3

You will begin to specialise your study of Education in particular aspects of the disciplines of Education: this may include for example social psychology, global issues in education and politics of education.    The third year research project gives you an opportunity to apply your knowledge of research and the disciplines of education to an extended study. This can be an integrated dissertation, combining Education and your other Major subject, or a shorter research report in Education. This will involve working 1-to-1 with one of the subject team as your supervisor.

 

Education Subject Guide

 

You may also be interested in...

Childhood & Youth

Early Childhood

Special Educational Needs

Primary Education with QTS

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Education is available as a BA Single Honours programme UCAS code XX30

Education is also a combined honours subject and can be studied in combination with the following subjects:

Education and Accounting & Finance UCAS code NX43
Education and Art & Design History UCAS code VX33
Education and Biology UCAS code XC3C
Education and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LX93
Education and Christian Theology UCAS code VX6I
Education and Computer Science  UCAS code S3D5
Education and Criminology UCAS code LX3I
Education and Dance UCAS code XW35
Education and Early Childhood UCAS code X300
Education and English Language UCAS code XQH3
Education and English Literature UCAS code XQJ3
Education and Geography UCAS code XF38
Education and History UCAS code VX13
Education and Information Technology

UCAS code GX53

Education and International Relations

UCAS code XL32

Education and Law

UCAS code XM3C
Education and Marketing UCAS code XN3M
Education and Mathematics UCAS code X3G1
Education and Music UCAS code WX33
Education and Nutrition UCAS code XB34
Education and Special Educational Needs UCAS code XX31
Education and Sport & Physical Education UCAS code CX63
Education and Tourism UCAS code XN38
Education and World Religions UCAS code XV63

All of these combinations result in a BA Honours Degree.

Employability

Do any of these sound like they describe you?

  • I want to become a teacher by doing a degree followed by a teacher training course like PGCE or Schools Direct.
  • I want to work in the education sector in careers like librarian, museum guide etc
  • I want to be involved in the community, providing social services, working in local government, community support or charity work.
  • I see an important part of my future career as someone who helps other people to learn, to train, to develop and improve themselves or to change their life, health or employment.

If you can see yourself in any one or more of those career paths then choosing Education Studies as part of your degree at Liverpool Hope is definitely the right choice for you.

The creative, transferable skills that students develop as part of the course enable graduates to pursue a wide range of careers. Examples include working in local or national government supporting education and social welfare, leading and managing projects which have a real impact on the life chances of children, young people and their families.

Graduates also work as educational specialists in museums and in the media, as well as in a range of non-educational careers such as social work,  human resources and  in the third sector. The Combined Honours degree is an ideal foundation for those who decide to go on to a PGCE or Schools Direct at Liverpool Hope University.

While studying Education you will be provided with placement opportunities in Primary/Secondary schools or third sector organisations. Please see these two case studies as examples of placement opportunities. All students will have the opportunity to complete the Service and Leadership Award as an enhancement to their study of Education. We also encourage students to undertake short term volunteering in developing countries with Global Hope. Liverpool Hope also has an Employability Hub that provides students with personalised career support and regular employability workshops and events. 

What Education students say about completing the Service and Leadership Award

If you’re interested in doing volunteering and leading groups, such as school classes or half term clubs, then SALA is a good way to get your hard work and efforts recognised, whilst learning about volunteering and leadership on the go. It’s also a good way to meet new people and make connections for possible future employment. You will learn relevant skills and take part in situations that will give you more confidence in yourself.

SALA helps you put into practice the theory you learn on the course. It gives you the opportunities to go into educational work places and see how different institutions work, and it has helped me decide what I want to do in the future.

Kathryn Nutter, Year 3 Education student

The SALA related to my study of Education. I was able to experience both formal and informal contexts of learning – and observe how educational practitioners in different contexts work.

Melissa Ryan, Year 3 Education student

What Education students say about participating in Global Hope Projects

We worked in St Peter and Paul School, Fort Portal Uganda for 2 weeks – a teaching setting so different from anything in the UK. We were involved in teaching the children from the day of our arrival. It was like a crash course in skill development – the time spent on the trip did so much to develop our communication, confidence, planning and time management skills. Working in a Ugandan Primary School helped us to see education differently. It allowed us to evaluate educational theories in new ways – and compare the educational approach in the UK to a country in Africa. Most of all it was great fun – and our confidence increased massively!

Rachel Bickerstaffe and Sam Gailley, Year 3 Education students 

Course Contact Details

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enquiry@hope.ac.uk

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