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Computing and Education Studies BA/BSc (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • Extensive choice of options (inc Computer Games, Mobile Apps, Web, Database, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, e-Business)
  • Taught with practical focus by tutors with academic, professional and consultancy experience including working with blue-chip clients (eg Accenture, Burger King, IBM, Tropicana, Walt Disney and American Sugars)
  • Excellent support from your tutors to help you develop your subject knowledge and study skills
  • Access to our Media Lab, our student led-software house, where you can undertake work for local business clients
  • Entrepreneurial Projects to impress employers or inspire you to set up your own business. Previous students have created websites, mobile apps, facebook pages, computer games and robots – all as part of their course
  • Fantastic opportunities to explore education across a wide range of contexts: from primary schools to forest schools, from the UK to Africa!
  • Opportunities to gain credit for work experience and / or mentoring in educational settings
  • Very strong links with teacher training courses and providers of employment in other sectors of education


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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Computing and Education Studies.

The breadth of modules and courses available within Education Studies was amazing. I did drama as well as coaching and mentoring within my discipline, and these have given me a broad range of skills.

Persis Thomas, Education Studies BA graduate.

Factfile

Entry requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points and Grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.


Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Viv Bell
Admissions Tutor, Computing
01905 542072
v.bell@worc.ac.uk

Ellie Hill
Course Leader, Education Studies
01905 855076
ellie.hill@worc.ac.uk

Admissions Office
01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Introduction to Web & Database Development
Introduction to Application Development
Foundations of Education

 


Module options:

The Computing Professional
Digital Infrastructures
Introduction to Game Design & Development
Creative Computing
Education in Context
Equality and Diversity in Education
eMedia in Education
Inner City Education
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Language Awareness)
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Teaching Skills)


Year 2

Core modules:

Systems Analysis & Design
Educational Enquiry

 


Module options:

Object Oriented Design & Development
Web Applications Development
Game Design & Engineering
Mobile Applications Development
E-business
Work-based Learning
Contemporary Marketing Communications
The Global dimension in Education
The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Radical Educations
Work Experience in an Educational Setting
The Global Dimension in Education
From Exclusion to Inclusion
Post Compulsory Education
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Access to CELTA)


Year 3

Core modules:

Independent Study

 


Module options:

Computing Project
Professionalism in Context
Nature of Computing
Elements of Computer Science
Distributed Application Development
Advanced Web Applications Development
Advanced Game Design & Engineering
Modelling and Simulation
Mobile Application Development
Cyber-Security
E-business
Practical Database Applications
Work-based Learning
Values in Education
Citizenship in Education
Managing Educational Change
Perspectives on Special Educational Needs
Post-Compulsory Education
Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Mentoring and Coaching within Education
Race, Ethnicity and Education
Education and the Sociological Imagination
Theatre and Education
Relationships in Education
Policy Making: the Search for Solutions in Education
Disaffection in Education
Organising Teaching and Learning
Work Experience in an Educational Setting


Employability

Employability

A degree in Computing will open doors to a very broad range of career options. Many of our graduates go on to careers in systems analysis, website design, database design, network management, software development, security analysis, mobile apps development and IT services and support.  It may also inspire you to set up your own business or to work freelance.

The Education Studies aspect of the degree is an excellent route for progression to PGCE courses at Worcester and other providers. If you achieve a 2:1 or above you will be guaranteed an interview for teacher training (Primary) at Worcester provided you meet the various national pre-requisites for the course. As well as going on to become successful teachers, other students move into areas such as learning support, child mentoring and welfare, and become training officers in the private sector.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Computing and Education Studies BA/BSc (Hons) – GX43

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

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