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Okay, so why should you do Education Studies with us? Because you’ll be able to develop and debate ideas that affect your life (and everyone else’s!), and you’ll get the professional experience that is so advantageous too. Together, we’ll analyse topics that are not just ‘academic’ – they’re in the news and talked about within families and in social contexts.


Course Benefits

  • This is a career-focused degree, with graduates going on to work in teaching or a variety of support roles such as family/youth work.
  • You will have the opportunity to study abroad.
  • You’ll develop key workplace skills.
  • Two professional work placements will enhance your job prospects.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

Topics include what should children learn at school, why do some children perform better than others, what is a good teacher and should students have to pay tuition fees?

You’ll use ideas from subjects such as sociology, psychology, history, politics and film studies so there’s plenty of variety. Don’t worry if you​’ve not studied all these yet. Our first year course gets you up to speed.

Education Studies is UK focused, yet draws upon the international context. If you develop an interest in education overseas you could add a year’s experience abroad within your Education Studies degree. You could then base your independent final year project upon this experience. This life-enhancing opportunity offers a distinctive edge in the competitive international careers market.​

​Read our full course terms and conditions. More course information is available from the Programme Leader, Paul Coman, at​​.

​On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: 

  • Childhood, Social Policy and Education
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Language and Thinking in the School Years
  • Pedagogy, Practice, Assessment and Frameworks
  • Selected Themes in the Psychology of Education
  • From Martinet to Mentor
  • Overschooled and Undereducated
  • Research Project

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • CYP4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • CYP4002 - Change and Continuity: An Introduction to the History of Education
  • CYP4012 - Is Education Fair? An Introduction to Sociology of Education
  • CYP4052 - Professional Development and Placement 1
  • CYP4182 - Learning, Development and Schooling: An Introduction to the Psychology of Education
  • CYP4192 - Childhood, Society and Education
  • CYP4992 - Ethics and Society

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • CYP5002 - Education Policy
  • CYP5042 - Research Methods and Evidence-based Practice
  • CYP5052 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • CYP5122 - Curriculum and Assessment
  • CYP5132 - Language and Thinking in the School Years
  • CYP5162 - Pedagogy, Practice, Assessment and Frameworks
  • CYP5192 - Education, Inequality and Social Justice

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • CYP6034 - Research Project
  • CYP6132 - From Martinet to Mentor? Change and Continuity in the Roles of Educators
  • CYP6182 - Overschooled and Undereducated? Alternative Education Practices
  • CYP6192 - Selected Themes in the Psychology of Education
  • CYP6402 - Inclusion, SEN and Disability

Learning and Teaching

​*according to the latest figures from HESA
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here
Modules on this programme are delivered through a combination of lectures and small group tutorials/seminars.  On this programme students undertake two 20-credit Personal Development and Placement modules, which feature six-week work placements in the summer term of Level 4 and the spring term of Level 5 sandwiched between periods of preparation and reflection on their learning.

At Level 6 high-achieving students are offered the choice of a 40-credit Dissertation/Project module to provide an extended opportunity for critical thinking skill development.

All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors and our alumni in their final year. You will have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to your graduate prospects.

We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Please call our Clearing Hotline on 0113 283 7123 for more information.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language.​
We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 
If individuals fall slightly short of the expected UCAS points needed for course entry, but have relevant experience and expertise in the sector, we would still welcome and consider such applications.
If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@leeds​

UK & EU Students:

​​Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student VisaFind out more

​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University 
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online
Paul Coman

Paul Coman

​​​​​Having taught in two schools and two universities, I enjoy bringing practical experience to the programme as well as recent research. 

Most of my BA (Hons) Education Studies teaching draws from sociology and history, looking at how education has been, how it is now and how it could be in the future.

My research uses feature films as academic texts, and so I use film/TV clips alongside academic literature and discussion, to get underneath questions such as ‘is educating boys and girls together the best thing to do or just what we’re used to doing?

Academic staff profiles

​BA (Hons) Education Studies is an education in itself. It’s also a good platform from which to later apply for a teacher training course. 

The course analyses big questions in education relevant to everyone. 
What’s the point of education? 
Have standards risen or fallen? 
Is assessment fair? Should students pay tuition fees? 
The course draws upon academic literature, current affairs, film, television and personal experiences to make issues come to life.​​

Relevant research outputs

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The professional work placements included in the course mean I get to experience working in the field I'm hoping to have a career in.

Attiya Rashid

BA (Hons) Education Studies

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

When you graduate you’ll be ready to pursue a career in areas that include teaching (after further study), teaching support (learning mentors, teaching assistants, parental involvement workers), social work (after further study), family support, youth and community work or access general graduate-level positions.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Education and PGCE courses, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 
Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.  

Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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Home to over 100,000 students, Leeds is regularly voted the UK's best student city thanks to its amazing nightlife, culture and shopping. It's also an internationally recognised centre for learning and offers brilliant graduate job prospects.  
You'll be spoilt for choice when you arrive in Leeds, so we've put together a helpful guide to get you started. 
What is Unistats?
Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.
Education Studies Unistats
For some of the Unistats in the box to your right, the results you’ll see are actually a combination of results from similar programmes.  This is because we keep our programme sizes low at Leeds Trinity to create a better learning experience, which means there aren’t enough responses for Education Studies alone to be represented in the Unistats data.
This lack of published data within Unistats for this programme at Leeds Trinity doesn’t reflect the quality of the programme – it just reflects the smaller, more personalised learning experience which Leeds Trinity is famed for!
If you need any further information on the Unistats data, please just contact us at or on 0113 283 7150.


of Leeds Trinity University students are satisfied with their course (NSS 2017).


of our Education Studies students have had the right opportunities to provide feedback (NSS 2017).


of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating. This places Leeds Trinity University above all other universities in Yorkshire and 17th nationally (DLHE 2016).

​Work Placements  

We arrange over 1,200 professional work placements for our students every year.

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