Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 year extended)
This course is available as a 3 year degree or a 4 year extended degree.
If you choose the 4 year extended degree, the first year of your study will be delivered by our partner, Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) on our Cambridge campus. In years 2 to 4 you'll study with us in Chelmsford.
Want to make an impact through education? Our Education degree course in Chelmsford can help you make your mark. Study full-time and explore contemporary educational topics, from social justice to education enterprise. You’ll benefit from guest lecturers and employability events and discover the breadth of careers available in education – both inside and outside the classroom.
What are the key barriers to becoming a life-long learner? How do people learn best? How do social issues impact on our education system? These and many more questions are explored throughout our new Education degree which examines the rich perspectives of the interdisciplinary framework.
Studying our BA (Hons) Education course means you’ll get to the heart of a range of both historical and contemporary issues which shape the current UK education system. You’ll unpick issues of social justice, inclusion, diversity and equality in education, and consider the impact of social policy in the management of these issues. By the end of our course, you’ll have developed your ability to critically reflect on these hot topics, and will have a broad and balanced view supported by theoretical knowledge and research evidence.
We’re mindful that education extends well beyond the classroom context. Maybe you’re a budding entrepreneur who dreams of running your own education enterprise, or maybe you’re destined to make a difference in the charity sector? Our holistic approach means you’ll explore both learning inside and outside of the classroom, preparing you to make a difference in a wide range of education careers.
Study flexibly with us, full or part-time and we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to push the boundaries of education and make a difference.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
Education is about more than learning inside the classroom. Throughout our BA (Hons) Education, you’ll have opportunities to volunteer in a range of educational settings so you can get direct experience of professional practice first hand. On graduation, you’ll be armed with the knowledge, skills and professional standards meaning you’ll be ready to work in the wider education arena.
Our course will equip you for a career facilitating life-long learning in a variety of contexts, from outreach organisations, to healthcare providers to policy-making bodies. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of launching your own education-based charity or enterprise? We’ll help you realise your ambitions and prepare you for your future education career, wherever it may be.
Further examples of the wide range of roles our course can lead you to include such as charities, local authorities and multi-academy trusts, schools, further education organisations, educational resource developers, assessment organisations, higher education organisations, policy-making bodies, not for profits and NGOs. Wherever, and whatever, your future educational career, our course will help you prepare for it.
It’s important to us that you leave our course as a well-rounded education practitioner, so throughout our course we aim to provide the necessary support and tools for you to succeed. We’ll give you the opportunities to flourish as an autonomous, active learner through providing you with on-going feedback and personalised teaching approaches and resources based on learner needs, interests and experiences.
We’ve built a wide range of assessments into our course to allow you to demonstrate your learning in the modules, and to ensure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a career in education. These assessments can include presentations, essays, reports, poster displays and portfolios.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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