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What makes Education Studies and English Literature at Worcester special?

This Joint Honours course allows you to study a range of education theories and approaches, while exploring literatures from the Early Modern period to the present day. At the same time you'll develop transferable skills that will boost your employability.

Education Studies at Worcester allows will teach you about the development of modern education and how education differs across the world. You'll also learn about education from diverse settings, from Forest Schools to the inner city, and from young minds to lifelong learning.

Studying English Literature you will explore an ethical approach to the subject, relating the study of literature to significant contemporary themes such as environmentalism, social justice, gender equality and disability inclusion.

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • Study diverse literatures emanating from the sixteenth through to the twenty-first centuries - and encompassing both 'canonical' and 'marginal' texts
  • Very strong links with teacher training courses and providers of employment in other sectors of education
  • Opportunities to gain credit for work experience and / or mentoring in educational settings
  • Opportunities to play an active role in local and regional literature festivals, related events and a work project module
  • Strong emphasis on the development of advanced literacy and communication skills
  • Fantastic opportunities to explore education across a wide range of contexts: from primary schools to forest schools, from the UK to Africa
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree  

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

104
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

Other 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?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Literary Forms and Genres
  • Ways of Reading, Ways of Writing
  • Places and Spaces
  • Foundations of Education

Optional

  • Bodies and Beings
  • Writing Worcester Past and Present
  • Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing
  • 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

Mandatory

  • Exploding the Canon: Literary Theory and Practice
  • Educational Enquiry

Optional

  • Movement and Migration
  • Politics, Sex and Identity in the Early Modern World
  • Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen
  • Gothic and Romantic Literature
  • Spaces of Modernity
  • Children’s Literature
  • Work Project
  • The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • 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

Mandatory

  • N/A

Optional

  • Independent Research Project
  • Justice and Revenge: from Tragedy to the Western
  • Postcolonial Encounters
  • Writing and the Environment
  • War and Conflict
  • Gendering Voices
  • Partnerships and Rivalries
  • Literatures and Cultures: International Explorations
  • Queer Bodies, Queer Texts
  • Independent Study
  • 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 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.

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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 Education Studies and English Literature.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

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 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.

Many students progress to careers requiring good communication skills such as Public Relations or develop research careers with media or publishing companies. Throughout the English Literature aspect of the degree, there is a focus on developing employability which includes attractive opportunities for work experience, a credited work project module, and a career and professional development module. Students are also strongly encouraged to take up the opportunity to study abroad for a semester.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2020/21 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2019/20 was £12,400 per year. Details of the 2020/21 fee will be available soon.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2019/20 were £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module. Details of the 2020/21 fees will be available soon.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £105 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £169 per week (2020/21 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Part-time applications

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

Applying through UCAS

Education Studies and English Literature BA (Hons) ' XQ33

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

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

UCAS Code

XQ33

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Ellie Hill

Course Leader, Education Studies

Dr Lucy Arnold

Admissions Tutor, English Literature