Applied Education Studies BA (Hons)





About the course

An ideal course if you already work or volunteer in a primary, nursery or special school (e.g. as a nursery nurse, teaching assistant, instructor, sports coach or classroom volunteer) and want a career in teaching.

Designed so you can work while studying with evening part-time study available at four locations (Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Peterborough) and a day option at the Putteridge Bury site in Luton, all of which are delivered mainly during the school year.

This course helps you link academic theory with your experience and successful completion will qualify you to apply for Qualifying to Teach courses at Primary and Early Years level.

This part-time course can be completed while in a work based setting and is the only course locally offering this means of degree study for working students. It is delivered either by evening sessions at all sites or a day session at Putteridge Bury.

You can gain an Honours degree in four years, although your study can be spread over a longer period.

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To apply for this course please contact admission@beds.ac.uk



Applied Education Studies - BA (Hons) - University Square Campus, Luton

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
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  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time evening
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Applied Education Studies - BA (Hons) - Bedford Campus

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
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  • Campus Location - Bedford Campus
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time evening
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Applied Education Studies - BA (Hons) - University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
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  • Campus Location - University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time evening
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Applied Education Studies - BA (Hons) - Arthur Mellows Village College (Study Centre)

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code -
  • Campus Location - Arthur Mellows Village College (Study Centre)
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time evening
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Applied Education Studies - BA (Hons) - Putteridge Bury Campus, Luton

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code -
  • Campus Location - Putteridge Bury Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Sep
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time day | Part-time evening
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Why choose this course?

This course offers you a strong foundation and in depth understanding of educational provision for children aged between 3 and 11 years, and children in special education working at levels commensurate with this age band. You are given significant opportunities for you to develop both your academic and professional interests. Many students who successfully complete this degree course go on to further their career within the education sector, including embarking on Initial Teacher Training courses within the primary sector or early years teacher training.



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Units

  • English: Knowledge And Understanding (EDS009-1) Compulsory
  • Investigating The Curriculum (EDS010-1) Compulsory
  • Personalised Learning (EDS013-1) Compulsory
  • Skills For Education Studies (EDS012-1) Compulsory
  • English: Theory And Practice (EDS009-2) Compulsory
  • Mathematics Education (EDS010-2) Compulsory
  • Reflecting On Practice (EDS011-2) Compulsory
  • The Learning Environment (EDS012-2) Compulsory
  • Mathematical Problem Solving (EDS011-3) Compulsory
  • Professional Practice (EDS008-3) Compulsory
  • Research Methods (EDS010-3) Compulsory
  • Research Project In Applied Education Studies (EDS012-3) Compulsory



Discover the School of Teacher Education

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We are very proud of our excellent reputation in training teachers, which spans over 100 years, and of the strong and effective partnership with schools and colleges in Bedford Borough; Central Beds; Luton; Milton Keynes and Peterborough. Our employment rate is amongst the highest in the country and the university hosts an annual Teaching Fair, which brings students and employers together for job and networking opportunities.

We take particular care to ensure that the individual needs of all students are met, and we encourage all students to reach their potential in a supportive environment.

Discover the facilities, see examples of students’ work, read about graduate successes, browse courses, view staff profiles and much more.



How will I be assessed?

The purpose of assessment is to provide formative feedback to you, to monitor your performance and to measure your attainment. In addition, it aims to enable you to demonstrate that you have fulfilled the objectives of each unit as well as the profession as a whole. The assessment strategies are designed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate the range of knowledge, understanding and skills required by intending teachers and those who wish to work within education. Assessment opportunities include the following:

  • Written reports and essays
  • Student presentations
  • In-class tests
  • Poster presentations
  • Preparation of lesson sequences and teaching materials
  • Reflective portfolio
  • Literature reviews
  • Research proposal
  • Research project

The combination of these approaches is to enable students to demonstrate the full range of your competences across a range of academic standards.

Development of oral presentational skills

The key importance of the development of oral presentational skills to intending teachers is recognised by the course team and every opportunity is taken to encourage you to enhance your skills in this area.

A number of units include formal assessment of oral presentational skills and the feedback given to you is intended to be formative in order to aid development. All such presentations are recorded and are made available to students so that they may self-assess their own performance. Many units involve small-scale group and individual oral feedback opportunities and requirements

Entry requirements

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The course is designed to develop your understanding of a wide range of educational theories and how these apply in practice. As you will already be situated in an educational work based setting, the course is designed for you to develop your understanding of how the theories explored apply within your own context. As such, employability is a key feature of this course and you will be given clear opportunities to make links between academic work and professional practice.

Guidance will be given during the course on routes into teaching and the application process for that. The Careers and Recruitment service can also provide support in helping you to explore a range of careers within your chosen field.

Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

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