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What makes Education Studies and Religion, Philosophy; Values in Education at Worcester special?

This Joint Honours course allows you to explore a range of educational theories and approaches, while examining philosophical questions and values-based views on the world.

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.

At a time when acquiring religious literacy is universally important, this course will equip you to become a specialist teacher of Religious Education in schools, subject to further study, and the course also opens up a range of other graduate opportunities, including people-focused careers in the public, private and charity sectors.

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • Excellent teacher training progression opportunities: a 2.1 degree classification or above will enable you to be considered for an interview for one of our PGCE Primary courses, provided you meet the course prerequisites. 2:2 is the new minimum for getting onto a PGCE course with us.
  • You can go on to complete a Master's degree upon successful completion of the course, which can lead to many opportunities in Higher Education.
  • Visits within the region and beyond, as well as opportunities to meet with representatives from local faith communities and education professionals
  • A unique undergraduate course which responds specifically to contemporary themes in education, religion and research
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree  
Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

88
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

88 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 

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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

  • Introduction to the Study of Religion and Education
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
  • Encountering Christianity

Optional

  • Foundations in Education
  • Education in Context
  • Optional modules offered by the Language Centre

Year 2

Core

  • Further Studies in Religion and Education
  • Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems

Optional

  • Encountering Islam
  • Educational Enquiry
  • The Global Dimension in Education
  • Work Experience
  • Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  • Radical Education
  • Optional modules offered by the Language Centre

Year 3

Core

Fieldwork in Study of Religion and Education

Optional

  • Philosophy of the Arts: Aesthetics, Religion and Education
  • Encountering South Asian Religions
  • Independent Study [N.B. Joint honours students may undertake JOIN3001/2 combining their two subjects]
  • Work Experience
  • Citizenship and Education
  • Values in Education
  • Disaffection and Education
  • Organising Teaching and Learning
  • Managing Educational Change
  • Policy-making in Education
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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 Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education.

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Education Studies BA (Hons) and Religion, Philosophy and Values in Education BA (Hons)

Careers

Where could it take you?

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 have moved into areas of learning support, child mentoring and welfare, and become training officers in the private sector. The opportunity to take a TEFL qualification as part of the degree opens a world of employment opportunities.

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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?

Applying through UCAS

Education Studies and Religion, Philosophy and Values in Education BA (Hons) - X30P

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

X30P

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

Rebecca Davidge

Course Leader, Religion, Philosophy and Values in Education