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What makes Education Studies and English Language at Worcester special?

This Joint Honours course will allow you to explore two fundamental forces that shape our societies - education and language. At the same time you'll develop transferable skills that will boost your employability.

Education Studies at Worcester will teach you about the development of modern education and how education differs across the world. You'll also learn about education from diverse settings, from Forest Schools to the inner city, and from young minds to lifelong learning.

Studying English Language at Worcester, you will have the opportunity to explore the power that language has to influence how people view their world, from community formation to personal identity, and business relations.

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • The course is dynamic and innovative, with highly enthusiastic teaching informed by contemporary research
  • Clear focus on the socio-cultural aspects of language use and an emphasis on the development of research skills with opportunities to present research outcomes through a student conference in the final year
  • 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
  • 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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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

104
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com 

Course content

What will you study?

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Describing English
  • Foundations of Education
  • Foundations of Sociolinguistics
  • History of the English Language

Optional

  • Name Studies
  • Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing
  • Education in Context
  • Equality and Diversity: the educational experience
  • Children and Young People's Wellbeing and Digital and Social Media
  • 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

Mandatory

  • Approaches to English Language Studies: Critical and Theoretical Matters
  • Educational Enquiry

Optional

  • Language and Power
  • The English Language in the 21st Century
  • Research Language Variation
  • Language Awareness and Analysis in Teaching English as a
  • Foreign Language
  • 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)
  • Name Studies

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Independent Study

Optional

  • World Englishes
  • Multilingualism Matters
  • Language, Style & Identity
  • Introduction to Language Acquisition
  • Independent Research Project
  • Work Project Module
  • Key Concepts and Principles in Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Methodology
  • 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
  • Forensic Linguistics
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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the individual subject course pages for Education Studies and English Language.

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Education Studies BA (Hons) and English Language BA (Hons)

Careers

Where could it take you?

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, providing 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.

Skills acquired through the study of English are particularly highly regarded in all professions where good communication skills are prized such as publishing, journalism, public relations, human resources and web-based communication. English Language provides continuous opportunities to develop employability skills and includes work experience options. There is a range of opportunities to study for a semester abroad in Europe and the USA in the second semester of the second year.

Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £12,400 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2019/20 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £102 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £165 per week (2019/20 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

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