- The course covers the full spectrum from primary to post-compulsory education and lifelong learning.
- You gain the essential background to policies, systems and methods, both in the UK and internationally.
- Free option choices each year allow you to either specialise further in education or to select modules from other subject areas available in the wider university curriculum.
- You can explore alternative forms of education, and issues around social justice and inclusive education.
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Typical entry requirements
|GCSE||Grade C minimum in Maths and English.|
ABB from 3 A-levels or BBB from 3 A-levels + Grade A in the Extended Project Qualification. There are no compulsory subjects at A-level. General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level are excluded.
|International Baccalaureate||32 points, 16 at higher level|
The programme will welcome both UK/EU and international students, and those with different educational, social and cultural backgrounds. Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
For those whose first language is not English, the programme will follow the University policy to provide evidence of competence in English. We normally ask for an score of IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each component. You can find out more about pre-sessional language support here.
International Foundation Year
International students who do not currently meet our entry requirements may be able to join this course on successful completion of our International Foundation Year. For more information visit the IFY course page.
Other qualifications, including those from other countries
These are considered individually on an individual basis.
The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.
A typical contextual offer is BBB from three A levels or the equivalent from alternative qualifications.
Please see our contextual admissions pages for more information.
- Average applications per place:
For further enquiries please contact the Admissions Administrator on +44 (0) 23 8059 2512 or via email email@example.com.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
Typical course content
In each year of your Education degree, you take a total of 8 modules, divided across the two semesters and together worth 120 CATS credits (60 ECTS credits). The final year dissertation runs across both semesters and is equivalent to two single modules.
In each year you have a mix of compulsory modules, education option modules and free choice option modules. Compulsory modules in the first year give you a strong foundational knowledge of key education topics and you can then choose an option each semester either based within an educational work based setting or a free option from the broad range of choices available across the whole University. In the second year there are 2 compulsory modules in research methods where you will be preparing for your final year compulsory dissertation. All of your other modules in years 2 and 3 are options, either within education or free choice from across the University.
Innovation modules outside of your subject area
Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".
View the Curriculum Innovation modules for this course
Learn a language
Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.
View the language modules on offer for this course
You must pass Year 1 in order to proceed to Year 2. Your Year 1 marks do not however count towards your final degree.
To take certain year 2 option modules, you may need to have taken their year 1 pre-requisite modules. All your marks from Year 2 count towards your final degree.
In your final year, you undertake an extended research project, resulting in a dissertation, on an education-related topic of your choice. Drawing on the skills and knowledge acquired in Years 1 and 2, this research work runs across the two semesters and is equivalent to two standard modules.
To take certain Year 3 option modules, you may need to have taken a Year 1 or Year 2 pre-requisite module. All your marks from Year 3 count towards your final degree.
Please note that the information about semesters is accurate for the current academic year.
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).
Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:
|Equipment||Approved calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved model is Casio FX-570 This may be purchased from any source and no longer needs to carry the University logo.|
|Stationery||You will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.|
|Books||Where a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.
Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.|
|Placements||Travel costs: Some optional modules may require attendance at schools or other educational institutions. You will be required to pay for any travel costs incurred in attending these institutions.|
|Placements||Disclosure and Barring Certificates or Clearance: You will be expected to pay for the costs of Disclosure and Barring Certificates.|
In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.