Do you aspire to work with children and young people? Whether working in teaching, Special Educational Needs and Disability, social work, educational policy or welfare, it begins with a degree in Education Studies.
- You will be taught using real-world case studies that are relevant to education.
- You will also attend workshops with industry professionals who will discuss key developments in the profession.
- You can also attend an international field trip as part of the 'International Perspectives in Education' module.
Why study Education Studies (with a Foundation Year)?
A degree in Education Studies will set you up for a career to work with children in a range of settings. The programme will give you the skills and knowledge for a range of careers including, teaching, social work, education policy, welfare and working with children and families.
Throughout the degree, you will be taught using real-world case studies that are relevant to education. You'll explore the value and purpose of education and address key issues such as social justice and educational/social disadvantage.
The degree will equip you with a range of transferable skills that are highly valued by all employers.
You will be able to choose modules that include work experience opportunities. These placements will allow you to gain practical insights and apply what you learn to a professional setting.
Why St Mary's?
You will be taught by research-active lecturers, who are excited to share their passion with you. Their wide-range of specialisms include Special Education Needs, educational policy and inequalities in education.
You will also attend workshops with industry professionals who will discuss key developments in the profession.
You'll attend field trips across the UK in the 'Critical Perspectives in Childhood and Youth' module. You can also attend an international field trip as part of the 'Internation Perspectives in Education' module. These trips will give real-life context to your studies, linking the theory you learn to the world of work.
About the Foundation Year
Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.
On successful completion of the Education Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the three-year undergraduate degree in Education Studies.