Brunel University Uxbridge logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13k / Year
  • 教授言語:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1月 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 249pts.
  • Duration:
  • 36 月


    Contemporary Education at Brunel University London is an exciting programme that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to support the next generation of children and young people. The programme combines the study of Education with Professional Practice and is designed to offer a pathway into a range of education professions and post-graduate professional study.

    The Contemporary Education course offers:

    • Classes taught by an experienced, friendly and highly qualified team of academics and Education Practitioners

    • Small class sizes allowing us to tailor the programme to your career aspirations whether that be teaching, youth work or any other child or youth support role

    • Three integrated work placements which give you the opportunity to explore all your options in education and related fields

    • A supportive and close knit community to nurture your talent.

    • A successful track record of employment and further study.


    The BA Contemporary Education programme aims to provide you with a broad and balanced view of educational theory, policy and practice within a range of educational contexts. The course recognises the important blend of theory and practice, therefore it offers an integral placement module at each level that is intended to compliment your theoretical and critical study. Each level presents numerous opportunities to develop a range of transferable skills, such as critical reflection, systematic analysis, communication, collaboration, presentation and writing.

    The programme is aimed at applicants from diverse backgrounds. It offers a pathway into employment in a range of educational-related fields either on graduation or via further professional study such as Schools Direct, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Post Graduate Diploma Youth and Community (PGDipYCW).

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 13000 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 360 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    The course is structured around three broad learning strands that run through each level:

    • Education, Culture and Society
    • Educational Theory and Development
    • Professional Skills and Practice

    Level 1

    Understanding Learning: a module that will introduce you to some of the main theoretical approaches that have helped us to understand the different ways that children and young people learn.

    • Human Development: Childhood to Adolescence: a psychology based module that considers personal, social and emotional development and the ways in which language, knowledge and thinking develop.
    • Education and Society: this is a sociological module that looks at the structure and provision of education in England and Wales and their historical development
    • Multi-disciplinary Perspectives 1: a module that considers the range of professionals working in Educational settings and introduces some of the key skills required in differing education interventions.
    • Study Skills and Methods of Enquiry: A module designed to 'skill you up' to cope with your studies at University
    • Placement: A chance to put some of the ideas you have studied into practice.

    Level 2

    • Living and Learning in Different Communities: Cultural Perspectives and Comparisons: the implications of culture, class, ethnicity and gender in Education
    • Working Creatively with Children and Adolescents – Emerging Themes: a chance to develop your skills in an emerging education practice.
    • Individual and Group Learning in Informal Environments: This module concentrates on the key informal education approaches and considers different arenas in which this type of learning might take place – for example, museums or city farms
    • Multi Disciplinary Perspectives 2: this module studies the differing ways that we might develop effective communication and engagement with children, young people and families.
    • Research Methods: An important module that will introduce you to the key research skills that you will need for your dissertation in Year 3.
    • Placement – a chance to further develop your skills set and experience in another education setting.

    Level 3

    • Growing Up in Twenty First Century Britain: Key debates and controversies in childhood and adolescent studies.
    • Education in Formal Contexts: In this module we look at contemporary influences on education in primary and secondary schools.
    • Education in Informal Contexts – a deeper consideration of informal learning approaches for example through fairy tales, play or televisio
    • Research Project: a chance to research a topic that interests you.
    • Placement: Final chance to build up your experience or to try something different.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 92

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • GCE A-level BBB

    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in a related subject.

    • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a related subject with an A-Level at grade B.

    • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A-Levels grade BB

    • International Baccalaureate Diploma 32 points.

    • Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass a related subject Access course with 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 with Merits in all units.

    GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.

    Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSE’s.

    English Language Requirements

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)

    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)

    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.

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