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Education Studies and Sociology BA (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • Excellent support from your tutors to help you develop your subject knowledge and study skills
  • Very strong links with teacher training courses and providers of employment in other sectors of education
  • Course engagement with urgent and key issues facing contemporary societies, with a particular focus on matters of social division, social inequality and identity
  • Encouragement to pursue original thought and ideas, with the seminar room providing opportunities for sustained discussion and debate
  • Opportunities to gain credit for work experience and / or mentoring in educational settings
  • Fantastic opportunities to explore education across a wide range of contexts, from primary schools to forest schools, from the UK to Africa
  • Opportunities to take up work experience, study abroad at a partner university and to participate in volunteering activities
  • Opportunities to acquire research, communication and other skills that are highly valued by employers and to develop your capacity for analysis and critical thinking

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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 Sociology.

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

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 Athanasia Chalari
Admissions Tutor, Sociology
01905 855307

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Foundations of Education
Applying Sociology 


Module options:

Education in Context
Equality and Diversity: the Educational Experience
Children and Young People's Wellbeing and Digital and Social Media
Inner City Education
Approaching the Crisis: 21st Century Sociology
On TV and Online: The Small Screen and the Active Audience
Family Lives
Origins of Sociological Thought
Democracy? The Story of an Ideal
Welfare For All? The Story of a Dream
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Language Awareness)
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Teaching Skills)

Year 2

Core modules:

Educational Enquiry
Pathways in Sociology


Module options:

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
Sociology Research Design & Methods
Approaching Sociological Research
Constructions of Crime: Media Representations and Policy Debates
People at Work: Sociological Perspectives
Campaign Power - People, Pressure Groups and Social Debates
Housing, Housing Problems and Homelessness
Consuming Lives
'Race' and Ethnicity in Contemporary Britain
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Access to CELTA)

Year 3

Core modules:

Independent Study


Module options:

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
Critical Perspectives on IT in 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
Independent Study
Response to Crime: The Justice Process
Pornography and Modern Culture
History of Sexuality
Body & Society
Sociology of the Individual
'Race', Ethnicity and Education
Education and The Sociological Imagination
Risk Society
Constructing Emotions: Social / Political Perspectives
Critical Perspectives on IT in Education



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.

A degree in Sociology is a gateway to many careers, especially jobs that involve managing and communicating with people, thinking out solutions to problems, and understanding the diverse society in which we live. Our graduates have an excellent employment record and have taken up a variety of careers, including careers in housing, the probation service, youth work, caring professions, social services, the police, business and personnel management, public relations, media, marketing, and teaching.

In order to help you reflect, plan and work on your career and progression aspirations, Sociology provides a number of opportunities for you to discuss and develop them.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Education Studies and Sociology BA (Hons) - XL33

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.

How to apply

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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