Education Studies employability

Practitioner and transferable skills

Course learning outcomes linked to career aspirations

The core skills applicable to graduate careers are embedded in your course. All students experience an assessment related to a graduate role relevant to their course in year 1.

Real-life case studies and assessments

You will use real case studies in your studies which ensures you apply theories to real-world situations.

Our innovative assessment including e-portfolios, documentary films, case studies, poster presentations and virtual presentations will support you to develop your critical thinking skills and increase your employability opportunities.

Communication and research skills

You will develop communication and research skills through your own independent research in an educational setting.

A strong focus on leadership and management of educational settings further increases your employability. Placement and workplace experiences are embedded in courses.

Personal and professional development

Career readiness

The course teams are supportive, helping you personally to ensure you have considered the diverse opportunities open to you.

Volunteering and employer visits

By volunteering you will be able to experience different career options. A professional enhancement programme and career engagement in courses support you to develop your awareness of the many career paths you might want to explore.

You will have talks from employers to help you to decide what you want to do with your degree.

Specific career guidance

We will give you specific help with applications for teaching or other graduate level careers, interviewing techniques, personal statements. This is in addition to the placement and sandwich year opportunities available.

Our Careers and Employability Service works closely with our course teams to provide relevant information tailored to your needs.

Portfolio experience

Explicit links connect theory and practice

The courses make consistent links between theory, policy and practice to ensure your intellectual curiosity flourishes while your knowledge, skills and professional talents are nurtured.

Assessments encourage observations and research in educational settings. Opportunities to experience the workplace are a strong feature of all our courses. A focus on employment skills is embedded into sessions.

Employer guest lectures

You will engage with employers and alumni who are in professional graduate careers through active workshops. Guest lectures will also allow you to have direct contact with future employers.

Professional recognition and endorsement

Teaching staff have workplace experience and up-to-date knowledge

Your tutors have experience of working within a range of settings relevant to your likely career aspirations. All students are expected to gain graduate employment at the end of the degree.

Our experienced, knowledgeable staff teams will help you recognise career options and understand the steps you need to take to continue your journey.

Many staff are currently researching and publishing in the field of education and are able to bring this research into the teaching sessions. 

Professional community of students and graduates

Our staff and students volunteer widely and with the help of our Peer Assisted Learning programme (PAL) and the support of alumni, you will be part of a professional community of students and graduates.

Your work experience will be recognised by the University through the Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) and the University employability awards.


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