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BA (Hons)Education

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Starting in2024
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UCAS code: DUC1
Institution code: S30
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study an education degree at Solent University

Explore the fascinating area of child development practices, how children and young people learn while gaining practical experience in school placements, and prepare for your future in education.

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  • Our academic staff have industry experience and links, teaching qualifications and are also active researchers.
  • We are well established within the Southampton community through our schools’ partnership since 2011 and school-based placements and practical experiences are embedded across all three years of study.
  • Gain additional qualifications throughout your studies. These include Safeguarding and Protecting Children Certificate, Emergency First Aid Certificate, Positive Behaviour Management in the Classroom Certificate, Delivering a Festival Certificate.
  • This course has no official exams and is primarily coursework driven, with great opportunities to develop your learning.

Course overview

This education degree has been specifically developed to prepare you for a career in the education sector. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the latest child development practices, how children and young people learn as well as develop a understanding of the challenges and innovations in the education sector. You will gain first-hand experience across a variety of school types, and across school ages.

School-based placements and practical experiences are embedded across all three years of study to ensure you will graduate feeling prepared with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to enter the education sector, whether progression onto Initial Teacher Training or as a critical support professional.

Throughout the three years of this Education degree you'll develop knowledge and understanding of the latest child development practices, how children and young people learn as well as develop an understanding of the challenges and innovations across the whole education sector. By studying psychological and sociological needs of our whole society you can help shape the future of education.

Any questions?

Contact UK admissions

Email: admissions@solent.ac.ukCall: 023 8201 5066

Contact international admissions

Email: admissions.international@solent.ac.ukCall: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

Course features

  • Built-in work experience placement

    As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Study abroad

    You have the opportunity to study abroad in one of our partner universities for a semester on this course

Who is this course for?

Students on this course come from a variety of academic backgrounds, but share a passion for education and the positive impact it can make on young lives.

Most applicants will be working towards a career in teaching, but the course is also suitable for those who are interested in education in a variety of settings. 

What does this course lead to?

Students on this course come from a variety of academic backgrounds, but share a passion for education and the positive impact it can make on young lives.

This education degree has been specifically developed to prepare graduates for a career in the education sector, whether graduates wish to pursue post-graduate study and become a qualified Teacher, or enter the education profession directly as a Teaching Assistant, Education Leader, Education Administrator or one of the many other education professionals working across schools. 

Meet the team

The course team and other university staff maintain close ties with industry practitioners. These connections also provide us with a steady programme of guest speakers.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.

Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

    International opportunities

    Broaden your horizons by adding an international dimension to your CV – essential to achieving success in today’s fast-changing, global environment.

    Studying, working or volunteering in another country could be the experience of a lifetime. Enhance your degree by developing important global skills such as knowledge of other countries, language skills, intercultural awareness, adaptability and confidence.

    For more information, please email international.mobility@solent.ac.uk.

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