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What makes Computing and Education Studies at Worcester special?

Our Computing and Education Studies joint honours degree enables you to tailor your course to your individual needs and interests. You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of optional computing modules, including Computer Games, Mobile Apps, Cybersecurity and e-Business.  You’ll also have fantastic opportunities to explore education across a wide range of contexts: from primary schools to forest schools, from the UK to Africa!

You’ll be taught with practical focus by tutors with academic, professional and consultancy experience including working with blue-chip clients (such as Accenture, Burger King, IBM, Tropicana, Walt Disney and American Sugars). You’ll benefit from excellent support from your tutors to help you develop your subject knowledge and study skills.

Overview

Overview

Key Features

  • Access to our Media Lab, our student led-software house, where you can undertake work for local business clients.
  • Entrepreneurial Projects to impress employers or inspire you to set up your own business. Previous students have created websites, mobile apps, Facebook pages, computer games and robots – all as part of their course.
  • Opportunities to gain credit for work experience and / or mentoring in educational settings.
  • Very strong links with teacher training courses and providers of employment in other sectors of education.
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree. 

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"The breadth of modules and courses available within Education Studies was amazing. I did drama as well as coaching and mentoring within my discipline, and these have given me a broad range of skills."

Persis Thomas, Education Studies BA graduate.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

96
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points and Grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics

Additional information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com 

Course content

What will you study?

Year 1

Mandatory modules

  • Foundations of Computing
  • Introduction to Object Oriented Programming OR Web Technologies

Module options

  • Education in Context
  • Equality and Diversity in Education
  • Children and Young People's Wellbeing and Digital and Social Media
  • Inner City Education 
  • Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Language Awareness)
  • Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Teaching Skills)

Year 2

Mandatory modules

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Object Oriented  Design and Development OR Web Application Development

Module options

  • The Global dimension in Education 
  • The Psychology of Teaching and Learning 
  • Radical Educations
  • Work Experience in an Educational Setting 
  • The Global Dimension in Education
  • From Exclusion to Inclusion
  • Post Compulsory Education
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Access to CELTA)

Year 3

 

 

Module options

  • Computing Project
  • Applied Software Engineering
  • IT Systems Consultancy
  • Advanced Web Application Development
  • Applied Drone Technology
  • Machine Learning
  • Internet of Things
  • Managing Cyber Risks
  • Cyber Security
  • Practical Database Applications
  • Values in Education 
  • Citizenship in Education 
  • Managing Educational Change
  • Perspectives on Special Educational Needs
  • Post-Compulsory Education 
  • Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector 
  • Mentoring and Coaching within Education 
  • Race, Ethnicity and Education 
  • Education and the Sociological Imagination 
  • Theatre and Education 
  • Relationships in Education 
  • Policy Making: the Search for Solutions in Education 
  • Disaffection in Education
  • Organising Teaching and Learning
  • Work Experience in an Educational Setting

 

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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Computing and Education Studies.

Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

 

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

A degree in Computing will open doors to a very broad range of career options. Many of our graduates go on to careers in systems analysis, website design, database design, network management, software development, security analysis, mobile apps development and IT services and support.  It may also inspire you to set up your own business or to work freelance.

The Education Studies aspect of the degree is an excellent route for progression to PGCE courses at Worcester and other providers. If you achieve a 2:1 or above you will be guaranteed an interview for teacher training (Primary) at Worcester provided you meet the various national pre-requisites for the course. As well as going on to become successful teachers, other students move into areas such as learning support, child mentoring and welfare, and become training officers in the private sector.

Gino Cubeddu

Gino Cubeddu

Gino was delighted to obtain a full-year work-placement offer from IBM.

Prior to coming to Worcester, Gino completed a BTEC in Information Technology. Since studying for his BSc (Hons) degree at the University of Worcester, Gino’s academic achievements have been top-notch, becoming one of the University Academic Award winners for Computing in October 2016.  According to his lecturer in web design and development “Gino’s development of the CSS and HTML has gone beyond the limits of the tasks taught; he has been able to offer a much-extended interpretation”.

Gino’s high scores and excellent interview really impressed IBM, where he will be trained to use Python - a high-tech language that will be new to Gino and add to his skillset and future employability.

Gino came to university with no knowledge of object-oriented programming knowledge or concepts. He feels the excellent teaching and experiences in multiple modules has helped him go above his expectations in achieving a prestigious Computing placement.

Costs

How much will it cost?

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