BSc Education Studies (X300)

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UCAS code X300
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
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Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BSc Education Studies

This course provides an excellent grounding in the application of social science perspectives to educational questions. You will gain a clear understanding of the core concepts and methods associated with the range of disciplines that act as a foundation to the study of education including sociology, psychology, economics, history and philosophy. Successful students will be able to exercise sound judgement and innovate when faced with complex, uncertain and novel problems in education.

Lectures, workshops, seminars, discussions, guided independent study and tutorials offer a well-rounded, evidence-based, flexible and highly relevant basis for professional development. Seminars and workshop activities encourage you to collaborate with others, while individual and group presentations help you develop confidence in conveying your arguments and ideas.

The Education Studies course will equip you for careers including routes into teaching, research, educational publishing and a range of jobs in the charity and community sectors, where education matters.

More about Education

Find out more about studying Education at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Education and Social Change
  • Learning Lives
  • Researching Educational Questions
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Two optional units.

Second year

  • Researching Education in the City
  • Education, Policy, and Research
  • Four optional units from a selection, for example: Language and Literacy: From Local to Global; Curriculum Design for Learning; Interpreting Educational Data; Education Viewed from the Global South; Cognitive Psychology and Special Education.

Third year

  • Dissertation, to apply the research methods skills you have learned to an independent study on a topic of your choice
  • Four optional units from a selection, for example: Digital Cultures and Participatory Learning; Globalisation and Education; International Assessment; Policy and Practice; Building Powerful Knowledge; Educational Evaluation; Pedagogies for Social Justice; Peace and Conflict Psychology.
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Typical offer for BSc Education Studies - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
ABB including an essay-based subject
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including an essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 points overall to include 16 points at Higher Level including an essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall to include 16 points at Higher Level including an essay-based subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including an essay-based subject
BTEC offer DDM in a relevant subject
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AABBB and AH: AB including an essay-based subject
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall including an essay-based subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Grade C in Mathematics and English Language. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

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