• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe | Uxbridge
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Start Date: September 2019 and February 2020

Course Overview

This course is offered as a four year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

The course provides a broad based educational curriculum aimed at those wishing to pursue a number of possible career routes including: teacher training (through School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)); social or community work, psychology, community and adult education, educational administration, policy, museum or heritage roles, charity and international development work. It is an ideal programme for those wishing to keep their career options flexible across a range of education sectors.

This course is offered as a four year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. You may also be interested in our three year BA (Hons) Education Studies.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: X300

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to enquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to admissions@bucks.ac.uk

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.

Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Foundation Year Modules

  • Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success: Self Development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Ways of Learning about the Social World

Year 1 Modules

  • Reflective Practice
  • Exploring Educational Paradigms
  • Roots and Branches: Learning for Life
  • Understanding Education Policy
  • Understanding Educational Inequalities
  • Safeguarding in Education
  • Informal Education

Year 2 Modules

  • Building and Promoting Inclusive Learning Opportunities
  • Exploring The Occupational Landscape In Practice
  • An Introduction to the Philosophies and Concepts of Research
  • Assessment to Enhance Learning
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education

Year 3 Modules

  • Project: Evaluating Educational Initiatives
  • Placement
  • Learning and Teaching with Technology
  • Lifespan Learning and Development

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, September 2019: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, September 2019: £12,000 per year

Full Time Home and EU, February 2020: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, February 2020: £12,000 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Employability

What are my career prospects

On successful completion of the programme there are opportunities to pursue a number of career routes, including teacher training via School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), teacher apprenticeships, or other options in further and/or higher education. Alternatively you may wish to pursue other career options such as education psychology, community education, youth work, or social policy.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.