BA (Hons) Education and Social Policy

Duration: 3 years

Course details

Education is essential if you wish to study initial teacher education courses. We offer you the chance to develop knowledge of the education systems of Scotland and beyond, looking at issues including policy, social justice, equity and inclusion. Combining Education with other subjects provides opportunities for those who wish to work in professions associated with education but who do not necessarily wish to become teachers.


Year 1

  • Becoming an Educationist: Reading, Writing and Enquiry

  • Communicating with Different Client Groups

  • Cultures, Identity and Difference

  • Making Sense of Education

  • Social Policy and Society

  • Social Problems and Social Issues

  • Sociological Imagination

Year 2

  • Education, Identity and Social Justice

  • Families, Children and Education

  • Comparative Educational Ideology and Policy

  • Researching Issues in Education

Year 3

  • Dissertation

  • Debates in Educational Ideology and Policy

  • Language, Pedagogy and Cultural Diversity

  • Optional Modules

Entry requirements

  • A-levels: BBC
  • GCSE: minimum grade C at least three subjects including English language and maths
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Career possibilities

Many graduates earn employment in areas associated with education, such as law, psychology, the Civil Service and journalism. The most common employment destinations for social policy graduates include local & national government policy development and research, regional & urban development, business administration & management, third sector/charity research & policy development, children’s services, education, health & social welfare, protective services.

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