Full Time 1yr
Convert your study and work in education into an honours degree with this flexible top-up programme, designed to fit around your work.
This course offers a flexible progression route for those who have completed level 4 and 5 through other courses such as a Foundation degree.
On this course you can:
This course is appropriate for those who are currently working within education and training environments and who wish to have a full honours degree.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Portsmouth, the support I have received has made it possible to juggle family, work and study. I have learnt so much about myself as well as gaining subject knowledge which has increased my confidence professionally.
Ashley Bridle, BA (Hons) Education Studies
This part time course will offer the option to fast track year two and complete studies in only one year.
Core units in the first year include:
Core units in the second year include:
We use the best and most current research and professional practice, alongside feedback from our students, to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.
Learning and teaching is interactive, with a combination of lectures and group activities. All topics are supported by online materials through a VLE.
Opportunities for formative feedback are provided in the sessions and you will be supported in your learning by a Personal Tutor. The experienced staff have both academic and professional backgrounds which ensures that the course retains a professional focus.
Assessment is varied across the units and includes:
There are no exams.
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The School comprises a body of enthusiastic staff with a range of expertise in the professional and academic sectors. We offer a welcoming learning environment, in a location near the heart of town, the student buildings and the sea front.
A social learning space for you to study or meet up with friends. Small and large groups, or individuals looking for a quiet space or discuss work can find a quiet area which can be screened off. Alternatively, grab a coffee or play a game of pool in between lectures.
Modern, comfortable and a great learning environment, our library offers a wealth of information including 400,000 books, DVDs, maps and thousands of online ejournals and newspapers. Many electronic resources are available anywhere, 24/7 and our friendly staff are always on hand to help.
There may be extra costs arising from your studies which you will need to consider when planning your expenditure.
Some are common costs to all courses of study. These may include the cost of study texts, reference books, photocopying and computer supplies. Others relate to specific courses and may include field trips, materials and specialist equipment.
This is a degree that is academically rewarding and stimulating, as well as providing a firm foundation for your future career progression. You will be encouraged to transfer the knowledge, information and personal insights gained from the individual units to develop your current personal and professional practice, and to support your overall development as a professional within the field of education.
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
To make sure you take the right steps on your career path, we’re here to give you help, support and advice throughout your study. Even after you’ve graduated, we continue to give you support for up to five years.
Employers tell us that they want graduates to be able to demonstrate certain skills when they come out of university. Our courses take account of this. We make sure we prepare you for employment through work-related learning, projects, placements and working in simulated environments that are designed to prepare you for the working world.
I am a mature student who has recently completed the BA(Hons) in Education and Training Studies, I found the course as a whole a great opportunity to enhance my knowledge and add credibility and value to my role as a teacher. I am joint owner of my own training company and since completing this course I have found that opportunities for myself and my company have presented themselves that were not available to me before.
I enjoyed the course immensely, although it was challenging and not to be underestimated. I enjoyed the ease in which the course fitted into my schedule as working fulltime and having small children this was an important consideration. The teaching provided was well planned and delivered professionally, support was offered in various different ways which included guidance and feedback from the course tutors and the Learning and Development Tutors.
I enjoyed the majority of the units in particular the Coaching and Leadership unit and the Globilisation unit, these units were enjoyable for two main reasons, apart from being very interesting, what I learnt from these units I feel have made me a better teacher as I gained a greater understanding of how people learn, and the barriers to learning. The knowledge gained through these units also expanded my own knowledge and understanding of these topics. It was satisfying to be able to put what I have learnt into practice.
The most enjoyable part of the course and by far the most challenging was the dissertation. Because the dissertation is on a topic of the students choosing meant that I could choose a topic I was interested in and related to my work. I found this enjoyable because the research I did enabled me to learn many things that I did not know and confirmed many others that I did. I was supported throughout the dissertation process by my dissertation supervisor whose guidance and feedback was invaluable, she made time for me and was always an email away when needed.
The course once completed has given me an enormous sense of personal achievement, as someone who left school without any formal qualifications. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have taken on and completed this degree and for the support and guidance I received. I would highly recommend this course and the University of Portsmouth for the facilities and courses available and the quality of teaching provided.
BA (Hons) Education Studies
A great opportunity to enhance my knowledge and add credibility and value to my role as a teacher.
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To apply, you'll need this course's UCAS code, which is at the top of this page, and the University of Portsmouth institution code – P80.
After you apply, we'll invite you to an Applicant Experience Day where you’ll get to speak to lecturers and meet your future classmates. You’ll also be able to explore course facilities, tour the campus and have a look around our halls of residence.
If you'd like to tour the campus or meet teaching staff before you apply, find out about our other visiting opportunities.
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When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply.