- Education Studies achieved 100% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2018 National Student Survey
- Engage with theoretical perspectives from ancient Greece to the present day
- Explore the weird and wonderful world of abstract mathematics
- Learn how to apply educational theory to real life contexts and settings
Education and Mathematics offers a means of engaging with a range of theoretical perspectives from historical to the present day. These perspectives are examined in such a way as to enable you to think deeply not only about developments in educational and mathematical theory and practices but to develop sound knowledge of your subject areas, an informed critical voice and the capacity for the critical application of their knowledge to a range of real life settings in and beyond formal education.
In Years 1 and 2 you maintain a 50/50 balance between mathematics/education studies modules, Year 3 requires students to undertake 90 credits on Education Studies related subjects. Additionally, students will be required to complete a dissertation in Education Studies during their final year.
Year 1 provides an introduction to the range of educational, mathematical and statistical theories which provides the foundations for successful study.
Year 2 requires you to engage deeply in the study of educational concepts, issues and abstracts ideas through engagement with challenging primary texts. This is complemented by the opportunity to explore the beauty and power of mathematics in action and the weird and wonderful world of abstract mathematics by exploring several modern mathematical theories such as calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations.
In Year 3 you will focus on the critical application of theory to a wide range of educational situations, contexts, settings and experiences in the real world and to the development of specialised mathematical knowledge.
Graduates of the programme will be well equipped to enter a wide range of business and careers in the public, private and third sectors. In addition, the programme is likely to attract students who intend to enter educational professions as subject specialists. Whilst graduates of the programme will be able to embark on postgraduate teacher training with mathematics as a subject specialism across the range of sectors through primary, secondary and further education. Graduates will also be well equipped for a range of Masters level study and beyond.
94% of our 2016/17 graduates (first degree and other undergraduate courses) were in employment and/or further study six months after completing their course (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey).
Pre-approved for a Masters
If you study a Bachelor Honours degrees with us, you will be pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible, you will need to apply by the end of March in the final year of your degree and meet the entry requirements of your chosen Masters degree.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Suitable for Applicants from:
UK, EU, World
BA (Hons) Education and Maths students are able to take part in the optional study abroad programme at level 5 providing they are able to secure a host institution that offers comparable modules or complete any mandatory modules in addition to the study abroad opportunity.
For more information see our Study Abroad section.
Learning and Teaching
Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.
You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.
In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.
Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.
While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.
Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
Teaching, learning and assessment: 312 hours
Independent learning: 888 hours
Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
Teaching, learning and assessment: 264 hours
Independent learning: 936 hours
Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
Teaching, learning and assessment: 216 hours
Independent learning: 984 hours
*Please note these are indicative hours for the course.
Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester.
All class based teaching takes places between 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday during term time. Wednesday afternoons are kept free from timetabled teaching for personal study time and for sports clubs and societies to train, meet and play matches. There may be some occasional learning opportunities (for example, an evening guest lecturer or performance) that take places outside of these hours for which you will be given forewarning.
Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.
We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:
Year 1 (Level 4)*:
21% written exams
32% practical exams
Year 2 (Level 5)*:
43% written exams
13% practical exams
Year 3 (Level 6)*:
1% written exams
10% practical exams
*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.
We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
2021 Entry: 96-112 points
An A level A*-C pass is required in Mathematics.
A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics and English Language is required.
International Baccalaureate: 96-112 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language: Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all four components.
A grade 5 in Mathematics is required.
Course enquiries and applications
Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message
If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at International@winchester.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)1962 827023
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Year 1 (Level 4)
|Linear Algebra and Differential Equations|
|Probability and Statistics|
|Principles in Education|
Students will take either Literacies in Higher Education or Educational Reflections as designated by the programme in any given year.
|1944-88: The Acts|
|Literacies in Higher Education||15|
‘Reading’ Education Studies requires more of the ‘reader’ than the basic ability to translate symbols on a page into words. The module provides an introduction into interpreting and referencing a range of resources which may include newspapers, films, internet websites, television, radio, fine art, popular art, ephemera, academic journals, novels, non-fiction books and music. In doing so, students will develop a broad range of higher education literacies. It will also prompt an exploration of what it means to be a higher education student in the larger context of society, including the implications and responsibilities which are the core of this new identity.
Year 2 (Level 5)
|Education: Social and Political Thought|
|Education: Social and Political Thought (2)|
|Year 2 Optional Modules|
|Education: Social and Political Thought|
|Education: Social and Political Thought (2)|
|Year 2 Optional Modules|
Year 3 (Level 6)
|Year 3 Optional Modules|
|Year 3 Optional Modules|
Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.
Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.
2021 Course Tuition Fees
|UK / Channel Islands /|
Isle of Man / Republic of Ireland
|Optional Sandwich Year**||£1,385||£1,385|
|Total with Sandwich Year||£29,135||£42,785|
If you are a UK student starting your degree in September 2021, the first year will cost you £9,250***. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK students.
Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.
UK Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,935.
International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £115 and a 15 credit module is £1,725.
*Please note, the tuition fees for students from the EU (excluding UK and Republic of Ireland) are yet to be confirmed by the University.
** Please note that not all courses offer an optional sandwich year. To find out whether this course offers a sandwich year, please contact the programme leader for further information.
***The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year.
As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.
There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:
In the student’s first year of study, students may be required to complete a poster assignment in one of the core modules. Indicative cost is £8.
In the second year, an optional module on Play requires the student to construct a play resource. Indicative cost is £5.
In student’s second year of study, students are recommended to purchase four set books which are available second-hand. Indicative cost is £20.
Some optional modules in the second and third year may include non-mandatory external visits to locations in Hampshire or London. The cost of travel and expenses will need to be covered by the student and depending on location. Indicative cost is £5-£40.
Volunteering in the second year may incur travel costs that need to be covered by the student and depends on the location of departure and destination. Students may choose their own placement setting (in a school or other institution with charitable status) in agreement with the Volunteering Module Leader and Volunteering Placement Co‐ordinator.
Printing and Binding
The University is pleased to offer our students a free printing allowance of £20 each academic year. This will print around 500 A4 mono pages. If students wish to print more, printer credit can be topped up by the student. The University and Student Union are champions of sustainability and we ask all our students to consider the environmental impact before printing. Our Reprographics team also offer printing and binding services, including dissertation binding which may be required by your course with an indicative cost of £1.50-£3.
SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND AWARDS
We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.
Key course details
- UCAS code
- 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
- Typical offer
- 96-112 points
- On campus, Winchester