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Bradford College

BA (Hons) Education Studies

Qualification Gained
BA (Hons) Education Studies (awarded by the University of Bolton)
Study Level
University, Level 6
3 years Full-time
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
Lister Building


This programme offers a breadth of learning experiences in order to provide you with the multi-professional development essential to pursue a career in a range of educational settings.

This degree offers an opportunity to work alongside students from other disciplines e.g. health and social welfare professions.

You will  develop a knowledge of how to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle in an educational setting.

Your future career will be built on a solid foundation of the highest academic standards of teaching and learning – as many of our teaching staff are experts in their fields.

You will be treated as an individual, with degrees often tailored to suit your individual experience, knowledge and interests, helping to support your personal growth and development.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, discussions, role play, presentations by external speakers, visits to a range of educational organisations and other methods appropriate to the issue being considered.

  Key Info

You will study where, how and why people learn and, in your second year, undertake a placement opportunity in a non-school setting  to provide you with a practical grounding for your studies. The third year enables you to research a topic of your choice and explore education systems in different countries.

You will attend College for two days per week which will enable you to carry out voluntary work and/or independent study.

It is possible to spend one semester in Year Two studying in another European country from this course.

In the first year the aim is to help you to develop an understanding of education in its widest context.  The second year enables you to better understand the range of educational contexts and to prepare for placement. The third year Preparation for Professional Employment module explores career opportunities and you will prepare practically for gaining employment.

Year 1:

Introduction to Academic Studies

Education for Health and Physical Activities

Theories of Learning

The Developing Child

Introduction to Teaching

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Communities

Year 2:

Introduction to Professional Contexts

History of Educational Policy

Principles of Research

Education Beyond the Classroom

Environmental Sustainability in Education

Promoting Mental Health, Resilience and Well-being for Children and Adults (Optional)

Understanding Autism (Optional)

Creative Approaches to Teaching and Learning (Optional)

Year 3:


Personal and Professional Planning and Progression

International Perspectives in Education

Philosophy, Politics, and Social Justice in Education

Entry to this course requires 80 UCAS tariff points, 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or C, including GCSE English. A satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) is also required prior to commencement of the course.

Applications are encouraged from candidates who may have other qualifications or experience which demonstrate possession of knowledge and skills in an appropriate area of study.

Each Module is subject to an assessment which is appropriate to the material and covers a wide range of tasks. You will be required to participate in individual and group presentations as well as academic and reflective writing.

In the second year of your course there is an exciting placement element. The range currently includes working in special educational needs, early years, theatre in education, education departments in museums and environmental education.

This is an ideal programme if you aspire to a career in a wide range of educational settings such teaching or administration in schools, Colleges or Higher Education.  It will also provide you with a solid foundation if you wish to work in other roles in education, including personnel, training, supporting, mentoring or youth work.

Full-time: £8,750 per year.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.