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Education Studies and English Language BA (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • The course is dynamic and innovative, with highly enthusiastic teaching informed by contemporary research
  • Excellent support from your tutors to help you develop your subject knowledge and study skills
  • Clear focus on the socio-cultural aspects of language use and an emphasis on the development of research skills with opportunities to present research outcomes through a student conference in the final year
  • Develops evaluation and reflection of linguistic and stylistic choices
  • Pays particular attention to developing transferable communication and research skills in support of employability and provides the subject content required by those who wish to progress into teaching
  • 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
  • Fantastic opportunities to explore education across a wide range of contexts: from primary schools to forest schools, from the UK to Africa!

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

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.

Scope of the course content meant that I could research and write in a wide variety of areas, sometimes crossing into other disciplines such as Sociology. This kept the process of studying fresh and interesting.

Josh Crampton, BA (Hons) English Language Joint Honours graduate.


Entry requirements

Indicative entry requirements:

104 UCAS Tariff points

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Ellie Hill
Course Leader, Education Studies
01905 855076

Dr Tricia Connell
Admissions Tutor, English Language
01905 855293

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Describing English
Foundations of Education


Module options:

The History of the English Language
Name Studies
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing
French Stage 1
German Stage 1
Spanish Stage 1
Japanese Stage 1
Italian Stage 1
Chinese Mandarin Stage 1
Education in Context
Equality and Diversity: the educational experience
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

Core modules:

Approaches to English Language Studies: Critical and Theoretical Matters
Educational Enquiry


Module options:

Language and Power
The English Language in the 21st Century
Research Language Variation
Language Awareness and Analysis in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
From Exclusion to Inclusion
Radical Educations
Religion and Education
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

Core modules:

Independent Study


Module options:

World Englishes
Multilingualism Matters
Language, Style & Identity
Introduction to Language Acquisition
Independent Research Project
Work Project Module
Key Concepts and Principles in Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Methodology
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



The Education Studies 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, providing 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.

Skills acquired through the study of English are particularly highly regarded in all professions where good communication skills are prized such as publishing, journalism, public relations, human resources and web-based communication. English Language provides continuous opportunities to develop employability skills and includes work experience options. There is a range of opportunities to study for a semester abroad in Europe and the USA in the second semester of the second year. 

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Education Studies and English Language BA (Hons) – XQ3H

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Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

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Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

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