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Teaching and Assessment

Why Study Education Studies at University of Warwick?

Teaching sessions on the BA course are interactive, engaging and often physical. None of our sessions take place in large lecture theatres – meaning you’ll learn in small, close-knit groups with direct and individual support from your tutors and lecturers. Teaching takes place on campus, meaning if you’re living in halls, you’ll never be more than 20 minutes’ walk from your lectures. And some of our classes take place in our new state-of-the-art teaching and learning building, the Oculus.

You'll learn through a combination of lectures and either seminars or tutorials, with around 12 hours of contact time per week in the first year, and additional time for self-directed study. For your second and third years, the amount of time you spend in lectures, seminars or tutorials will depend on the modules you choose.

Alongside the assessed work that counts towards your marks for each module, you will receive a range of formative (non-credit) feedback, including comments on written work, seminar contribution or peer-group presentation skills. This formative feedback is invaluable in helping you to get the most from your degree – pushing you to achieve more, and ensuring you’re always learning and developing the quality of the work you produce.

In addition to course and module leaders, you’ll have a personal tutor to support for any issues you might have, either academic or more generally, helping to keep you on track with your studies. In your third year you’ll also have a dissertation tutor to guide you through this important piece of work and help you develop the extended research skills you’ll need.