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Education Studies (BA)

This programme aims to prepare you with the knowledge and skills to work with learners of all ages and in a variety of settings. We seek to develop our learners to be independent, critical thinkers ready to engage and act as agents of change both within the UK and globally.


Pathway Options

Education Studies (BA)
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Education Studies: Additional Learning Needs & Inclusion (BA)
UCAS Code: X364
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Contact Name: Laura Hutchings

Institution Code: T80
Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course

  1. The opportunity to study a range of education-related subjects relevant to a wide range of careers with unique pathway options allow you to specialise your studies in an area that suits you.
  2. Smaller class sizes with supportive and experienced lecturers who put the learner at the heart of the programme
  3. A well-established programme that has been taught for over 11 years in Swansea.
  4. Excellent employability links and opportunities for post-graduate progression.
  5. Sessions are timetabled in a family-friendly way that allows you to study in a supportive and caring environment.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The programme is based on the exploration of education from the perspectives of history, philosophy, psychology and sociology, thereby offering you critical insights into key issues of how learning is organised and the factors that influence it. We also examine wider educational issues such as equality, diversity and inclusion as well as creative learning, alternatives to mainstream education and community engagement.

The programme will explore issues such as:

  • Why do we have the education system we have in the UK now?
  • What role does politics play in education?
  • How do children and adults learn and how can I best support that?
  • What do education systems look like around the world?
  • What skills and knowledge do people need in the 21st century and why?
Module Topics

Exemplar topics include:

  • Learning in a Digital Era
  • Development Across the Lifespan
  • Alternative Learning Environments
  • Curriculum and Assessment Studies
  • Community Engaged Learning
  • Adult Learners and Learning

Please note, topics alter a little from year to year, owing to staff changes, curriculum development and recommendations following validation.


Students are assessed in a variety of ways to help develop both independent study skills as well as team-working capabilities. We do not assess using examinations but instead utilise a diverse range of methods such as portfolios, presentations, academic posters as well as a range of opportunities to engage in research-based activities.

Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving. 

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

Typical offer for this programme is 88 UCAS points.

The Education Studies programme and associated pathway programmes are intended for A-level school leavers as well as those who have left education and now wish to return. 

We also place great emphasis on supporting and encouraging non-standard entry student and actively welcome applications from those who have relevant life skills and experience as well as the academic potential to succeed with us 

During the first year of the course, we tailor our modules and assessments to actively support you in your integration into higher education study and work closely with Student Services to provide you with all the help you need to make the most of your studies. 

Career Opportunities

This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in the study of education. We have a wide and diverse student population, all of whom have one thing in common, the desire to understand and work in education. If you are unsure about the exact career you are interested in, then the flexibility offered by this course to explore and consider a range of opportunities may make it the right one for you.

Additional Costs

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

  • Stationery
  • Books
  • Fieldwork
  • Clothing
  • Printing and copying
  • DBS Check
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Student Quotes

Lynda Westhead, BA Education Studies student
"This course has been way more than just a degree for me. It’s been a life-changing experience."

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.