Education (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

Our Education (including foundation year) BA degree will open opportunities for you to enter education. Our four-year course is the perfect route into a career in education if you can’t meet the necessary entry requirements or don’t have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with the same degree title and award as students on the traditional route.

Course details

Our Education (including a foundation year) BA course will engage your interest in a range of issues within the sphere of education and social sciences. Learning in a stimulating environment, you’ll develop your critical thinking and reasoning skills, allowing you to construct, evaluate and defend arguments in the sphere of education and related studies. We’ll equip you with the practical and academic skills that will allow you to assess what shapes educational practices, policies and institutions.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Throughout your degree, you’ll receive academic and pastoral support from a range of services at the University. Your support system will include an academic tutor and academic mentors, who will offer individual support, as well as small group workshops to reinforce your skills’ development and to ensure that you’re settling into university.

The foundation year will build your confidence and improve your academic skills, providing a great foundation for higher academic study. You’ll develop an important variety of skills including research, report writing, critical analysis and planning. All of these are considered necessary by employers across an array of industries and indispensable in higher study of education and other social sciences.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

My course has helped me grow as an individual. I feel more confident, but most importantly, it has encouraged me to become a critical thinker.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
  • Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)
  • Interventions for Change (core, 15 credits)
  • Media, Crime and ‘Race’ (core, 15 credits)
  • Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)
  • Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)
  • Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)
  • Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)
  • Studying Education: Reflection and Critique (core, 15 credits)
  • Becoming an Educationist: Reading, Writing and Enquiry (core, 30 credits)
  • Knowledge, Culture and Education (core, 30 credits)
  • Making Sense of Education (core, 30 credits)
  • The School and the City (core, 30 credits)
  • Psychology of Learning (core, 30 credits)
  • Researching Education (core, 30 credits)
  • Sociology and the Curriculum (core, 30 credits)
  • Education: Experiential Learning (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Working in Education: Preparing for Professional Practice (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Becoming a Teacher (option, 15 credits)
  • Education Studies Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
  • Educators as Social Pedagogues (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Inclusion, Education and Equalities (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Philosophy of Education (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Preparing for QTS: Becoming a teacher (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Education, Sport and Health in Society (option, 15 credits)
  • Gender and Education (option, 15 credits)