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Education Studies and English Literature BA (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • A long, established course that has continually evolved with an excellent staff team of highly-skilled and enthusiastic lecturers who are experienced teachers and published researchers
  •  Excellent support from your tutors to help you develop your subject knowledge and study skills
  • Study diverse literatures emanating from the sixteenth through to the twenty-first centuries – and encompassing both ‘canonical’ and ‘marginal’ texts
  • Very strong links with teacher training courses and providers of employment in other sectors of education
  • Opportunities to gain credit for work experience and / or mentoring in educational settings
  • Opportunities to play an active role in local and regional literature festivals, related events and a work project module
  • Strong emphasis on the development of advanced literacy and communication skills
  • Fantastic opportunities to explore education across a wide range of contexts: from primary schools to forest schools, from the UK to Africa!


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

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.

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Entry requirements

Indicative entry requirements:

104 UCAS Tariff points

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

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

Dr Tricia Connell
Admissions Tutor, English Literature
01905 855293
t.connell@worc.ac.uk

Joanne Henderson
Course Administrator
j.henderson@worc.ac.uk
01905 542417

Admissions Office
01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

What is Literature?
Foundations of Education

 


Module options:

English Literature Across the Centuries
English Renaissance Texts and Contexts
Creativity in Women’s Writing: Difference in View
Introduction to American Writing
Power, Sex and Identity in Restoration Literature
Science Fiction: Alternative Worlds
Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing
Education in Context
Equality and Diversity: the educational experience
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:

Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice
Educational Enquiry

 


Module options:

Shakespearean Comedy
Culture and Politics in Victorian Fiction
The Pre-Raphaelites: Word and Image
Children’s Literature
Literary England and the Great War, 1900 – 1930
The American Short Story
Enlightened Minds: Literature 1688 – 1760
Literature in English Around the World
The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
From Exclusion to Inclusion
Radical Educations
Religion and Education
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:

Justice and Revenge in English Renaissance Drama
Love, Religion and Politics in English Renaissance Poetry
Fantasy and the 1980s
Cities and Fiction
American Writing and the Wilderness
Irish Writing since 1900
Literature in Film Adaptation
What Happens Now: Twenty-First Century Poetry Plus
Postcolonial Literature
Independent Research Project
Extended Independent Research Project
Independent Study
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

The Education Studies 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.

Many students progress to careers requiring good communication skills such as Public Relations or develop research careers with media or publishing companies. Throughout the English Literature aspect of the degree, there is a focus on developing employability which includes attractive opportunities for work experience, a credited work project module, and a career and professional development module. Students are also strongly encouraged to take up the opportunity to study abroad for a semester.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Education Studies and English Literature BA (Hons) – XQ33

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

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