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Bath Spa University School of Education 34 / 35 Education Studies: Education, Early Years Education, International Education BA (Hons)Why choose this course? Bath Spa is a leading university in the field of Education Studies, and you'll be taught by a very experienced and well qualified team of more than 50 tutors with different backgrounds as qualified teachers, academics, authors and researchers. You'll gain the knowledge, critical understanding and skills needed to explore the nature and functions of education in a rapidly changing world, and prepare for a range of professional and employment possibilities. About the course You can choose to follow one of these options: - Education Studies (Single Honours) - International Education (Single Honours) - Early Years Education (Single Honours) - Education as part of a Combined Award (with a second subject) There's a wide range of modules for you to choose from depending on the route you choose, along with some compulsory modules. In Year 1, core modules introduce key concepts and skills that underpin the subject as well as modules in, for example: learning through life, early years education, adolescence, primary schools and education in Europe. In Years 2 and 3 you will consider more deeply the current issues in education. You Education Studies will give you an in-depth understanding of the world of education and education around the world. Education depends on an essentially optimistic view: that through learning we can change the world for the better. UCAS CodesEducation StudiesX300Early Years EducationX312International EducationX392Popular CombinationsEnglish Literature (XQ33); Psychology (XC38); Sociology (XL33). For a full list of courses to combine with Education, see page 63. Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS tariff points (eg BCC; BB + AS a) See page 20Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 278No. of places (2010)65 (additional places are available as part of a Combined Award)More Student Survey Score (2010)82% satisfaction with teaching01 In a classroom setting02 Practical learning03 Kia PrescottStudent ProfileKia Prescott, International Education Studies (Year 2)-"T he course has made me question all of my opinions I held before. Studying International Education Studies has given me a better knowledge of geography, countries, cultures, global issues, politics and world history, all of which has given me a wider base and has helped in all my modules. This year there is a study trip to Zambia for students on the international module, and it will be the perfect opportunity to gain first-hand experience of education abroad. Although the majority on the course want to be teachers it is understood that there are some who don't, and this is catered for. I have a great interest in other countries and cultures, and I have not completely decided if I want to teach abroad yet - but Bath Spa are enabling me to keep my options open."will think critically about teaching, diversity, inclusion and educational policy and explore global and international perspectives in education. There are opportunities to carry out original research and pursue your own interests in these areas. There are also modules which give you the chance to work in schools and, other educational contexts where you can develop your understanding of the nature of teaching and learning. Assessment is through coursework and work in schools. Sample modules - Education for Change; How Young Children Learn; Adolescents in a Changing World; International Perspectives on Education.Careers Education Studies will provide the basis for you to work with learners - young people and older people - in different organisations: children's centres, youth organisations and community organisations. You may choose to work in educational and training advisory roles in a range of organisations including businesses, local authorities, non-government organisations, museums, art galleries and libraries. You will also be able to apply for PGCE courses in teacher training - but if you know at this stage that you want to be a primary teacher you should consider our specialised '3+1' course on page 34.020103

Professor Tim Middleton, Head of School"The high-quality research-led teaching on all courses within the School makes us an extremely popular choice for students. Our aim is to provide an exciting, stimulating learning environment which both supports and empowers students throughout their undergraduate experience. We are at the forefront of new developments and you will be taught by staff at the leading edge of their disciplines." School of Humanities and Cultural Industries Bath Spa University School of Humanities and Cultural Industries