Please note: this degree is only accepting applications to transfer directly into the second or third year of the programme for 2020 entry.
Education and Social Science is excellent preparation for careers in teaching, youth work, children's services, the third sector, policy research, and education administration.
- Education programmes at St Mary's ranked as number one in London (The Guardian University League Tables 2020).
- You will have a chance to study abroad for a semester in your second year in either Europe or the USA.
- Opportunities to take work placements during your degree to enhance employability.
Why study Education and Social Science?
This interdisciplinary degree will help you develop a critical understanding of education in both formal and non-formal contexts from an international and UK perspective.
It provides you with the critical tools required to interrogate debates and legislation relating to education and social policy, paying particular attention to the relationship between education and society.
At its heart, the programme addresses issues of social justice and equality, educational and social disadvantage, and looks at how we can challenge injustice and inequality through our actions and practice.
Why St Mary's?
The degree places significant emphasis on linking theory to practice, providing you with the opportunity to take four work placements throughout the second and third year of the degree.
In your first year you'll be placed in a small study group that you will work with throughout the year in lectures and seminars, helping you settle in to your course.
You will be taught by highly qualified staff who are experts in their field. Their research strongly underpins the curriculum and currently includes: gender and education, English education, progressive education, education in Scandinavia, cross-cultural perspectives on SEN and Disability and developmental psychology and primary and early years education.