Education is a forward-looking, research-led discipline concerned with policy and practice from a global perspective. It is a rapidly growing area of study that draws on the disciplines of psychology, philosophy, history and the social sciences to focus on understanding how people learn and how structures of education operate to foster life-long learning and personal development.
Designed for both UK/EU and international students, our BA (Hons) Education programme considers education in a wide context, not just within formal primary and secondary school settings, but also Further/Higher Education, social services, local and national government, and education within the community.
Students will be equipped with a solid grounding in contemporary theories and conceptual models of education as applied to local, national and international practice. Students will develop the research skills needed to critically evaluate current education practice and policy, and in turn, inform future policy development in a rapidly changing political and social environment. In addition, with our unique emphasis on learning in a digital age, students will be well equipped to utilise cutting edge learning technologies central to current trends in education theory and practice.
Employability and study skills are embedded throughout our BA (Hons) Education degree, with all students having the opportunity to undertake work placement modules in years two and three of the degree. A degree in education provides excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue a wide-range of professional careers. For further information please refer to the ‘Careers and Employability’ section.
Swansea University is working in partnership with the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) to provide an opportunity for education students to achieve recognition through the ALT Certified Membership scheme (CMALT). Swansea University is the first higher education institution to incorporate an accreditation route to CMALT on an undergraduate education programme. Certified Members of ALT include learning technology practitioners, teachers and researchers from across the educational and commercial sectors. CMALT is nationally recognised and increasingly valued by employers and professionals, and provides an excellent opportunity to gain recognition for learning technology skills and experience, develop transferable skills, which can be applied cross all educational sectors and industry, and increase the impact of your professional record or CV.
For further information about this scheme then please contact Sam May (Digital Education Track Lead).