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As a Liberal Arts student you will think self-reflectively about education itself: What purpose should education serve?

How should learning be approached? What is the relationship between systems of education and the societies that they reflect or – alternatively – hope to bring about?

A Liberal Arts pathway in Education allows you to consider these questions at a deeper critical level. It will give you a comprehensive understanding of education as a diverse field of study and an appreciation of its truly transformative power.

Why study the Education pathway?

You will develop a view of education that is critical, contemporary, and international. You will draw on and develop a range of vital skills – such as flexibility, curiosity and reflection – as you encounter and work with a variety of perspectives on education.

Liberal Arts students will be well placed to embrace the interdisciplinarity of Education Studies:

  • Engage with thinking from psychology and philosophy as you study how and why we learn.
  • Look to sociology and literature to understand the position and representation of young people in culture and society.
  • Consider political debates as you analyse how education is shaped by, and informs, current affairs.

By taking this multifaceted approach, you’ll find new ways to understand and affect the lives of people in the local area and communities further afield.

Modules

You may be interested in the following Education modules:

Please note:

 

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis

1 - 2 0

Art and Revolution

1 - 3 30

Science, Society, and the Media

1 - 3 30

Qualitative Methods for Undergraduate Research

1 15

Pathway module

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Education)

Terms

CATS

To proceed on this pathway you must study:

One module from any first-year core or optional Education modules

1 - 2 15

Optional module(s)

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional module(s) from the Liberal Arts Department or across the University 1 - 3 30

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Digital Literacy

Optional 1 10 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement

Certificate of Sustainability

Optional 3 2 workshops

An optional intercalated year abroad is available between your second year and final year.

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Consumption

1 - 3 30

Sustainability

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Education)

Terms

CATS

A choice of any approved second-year modules offered by Education Studies 1 - 2 60

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Coaching Practice

Optional 2 5 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement
Presentation at an undergraduate conference such as the International Conference of Undergraduate Research Optional 3  

Liberal Arts core module

Terms

CATS

Dissertation

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Education)

Terms

CATS

A choice of any approved final-year modules offered by Education Studies 1 - 2 90

 

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