Education Studies

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

In the foundation year you are introduced to subjects relating to education. Modules comprise aspects of psychological, sociological and historical aspects of learning; study skills; and an introduction to the environments for learning, which will investigate learning in a variety of settings.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Foundation 17% 17% 66%
Y1 18% 0% 82%
Y2 17% 0% 83%
Final 14% 0% 86%
Foundation 0% 28% 72%
Y1 12% 25% 63%
Y2 0% 14% 86%
Final 0% 5% 95%

About the course

This undergraduate degree has a distinctive focus on employability with work placements in schools and other settings - including the chance to work or study abroad - giving you the chance to apply your theoretical knowledge in practical real-life situations. This course empowers you to make a real difference in an ever-changing and diverse world through the exploration of moral and social issues, a consideration of how the environment shapes learning, and an understanding of how you can make a difference to a child’s wellbeing and future.

The programme is flexible and allows you to take specialist professional pathways such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and education-related fields like social or health care contexts, careers and guidance and the voluntary sector. There are two course options available, a three-year BA (Hons) and a four-year version with integrated foundation year.

Over the course of your degree, you will engage in debates on contemporary issues and explore experiential learning through student-led projects. Recent pilot schemes have seen students receive mobile devices to reflect the integration of technology in real-world settings. Such focus on digital and practical skills set you apart from those studying elsewhere who may receive a more theoretical emphasis in their learning. The foundation year provides an introduction to the psychological and sociological perspectives of education and reflects on their impact in a wide range of educational settings. The emphasis of this year is on our staff offering guidance and support as you learn to understand the complexities of academic processes.


BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 72 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Whether you’re looking to work in education or caring professions, Education Studies at Hull opens up a wide choice of career paths.

This course reflects the resulting high demand for well-trained professional practitioners, and is tailored to prepare you for the employment market.

Employment options following graduation are varied. Education Studies can lead to careers in educational administration, management and research, within a wide range of educational settings, as well as training organisations, caring organisations, charities, parents' advisory groups or learning support organisations. You could also apply the skills you learn to other areas of the public and private sectors.

In addition, you may wish to choose a pathway to further study and training. Opportunities include programmes such as Educational Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Schools Direct. All of our graduates can also choose to continue study at masters level.