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Tel: 020 7815 7815Get in touch
This degree is all about deepening your understanding of how people learn. You’ll explore the cultural and historical aspects of the education system in the UK and beyond, and undertake placements in a wide variety of London settings.
These could include mainstream primary schools, schools for children with special educational needs, hospitals, prisons, Pupil Referral Units and theatres.
This course is designed for people already working in an educational setting and who want to gain a relevant degree while in employment.
2nd for graduate prospects in Education in London (Sunday Times League Table 2020) and top 3 for career prospects amongst London universities (Guardian University League Tables 2020).
You’re guaranteed an interview for teacher training after you graduate from this degree, and have excellent employment opportunities if you want to start your career in an educational or related setting. You’ll also be very well prepared to take a PGCE or employment-based route into teaching, or to carry your studies on to Masters level.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
We have extensive links with schools, alternative educational settings and the creative industries, as well as organisations such asThe British Dyslexia Association, Achievement for All, and researchers in the field.
As well as having the opportunity to apply theory to practice in an educational setting throughout the course, you'll also experience an alternative educational setting placement during the second year of the course.
"As part of the BA Education studies work-based course, students are required to complete a placement in an alternative education setting of their choosing. I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to take part in the pilot of the LSBU and HMP Pentonville Learning Together partnership which was in fact, the highlight of my degree.
The Learning Together course focused on ‘Education for Social Justice’ which asked university students and prison learners to study together in the prison environment to explore what education should look like in the 21st Century and how it can be used as a tool for social change. Despite the challenges, and initial preconceptions, I was able to evaluate what it means to learn and facilitate learning in the harsh reality of category A prison. Along the journey, the partnership proved to be inspiring and thought provoking and I was truly sad for it to end.
Having only worked with primary aged pupils previously, it was interesting to act as a facilitator with adult learners leading and supporting discussions and group work. As a student, I found it interesting to learn about education for social justice, a topic relevant to my current employment as a Teaching Assistant in a Primary School and to my degree course. I was taught the importance of resilience, flexibility and sensitivity in an alternative education setting and reminded of the need for facilitators to be prepared for any disruptions. Each week I felt inspired by my HMP Pentonville classmates for continuing with education, despite the difficult experiences they may have had and the harsh reality they are living in. The connections made by students 'transcended the physical boundaries that they were imposed with' (Fogarty, 2017)."
Georgia Denny, Year 3 BA Education Studies (work based)
You’re never on your own on this degree. Even when you are out on placement, you’ll be visited by a tutor. Further resources will be available through our visual learning environment and monitored chat rooms, with tutor input, to enable you to communicate with your fellow students and learn from each other’s experiences.
Study Skills will be embedded throughout the modules as well as a specific Study Skills module. You'll receive support in accessing assistive technology and LSBU’s study, library and disability services. You’ll also be allocated an individual academic advisor to help your development.
As an undergraduate Law and Social Science student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first semester at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University. They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
In your first year, you'll meet with your personal tutor for 1 hour, twice a year. In your second year you will have appointments with your personal tutor three times a year, for up to 30 minutes.
In your final year your dissertation supervisor will arrange to meet with you as required.
You can contact your tutor/supervisor for additional support by email or phone.
We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
If you are a mature student and your qualifications fall short of those above, your application may still be considered on the basis on your work experience in an educational setting.
We interview all applicants and require as a conditions of entry, confirmation from the applicant's employer that the applicant works in an educational setting.
Visit UCAS for tariff guidance.
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.
Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.
Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.
You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.
After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.
Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.
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For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.
Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.
Course Enquiries - UK
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It wasn't just the flexibility or the opportunities available, but she loved absolutely everything about London South Bank University.
Peter found a great network of support from his peers whilst studying the BA (Hons) Education Studies (work-based) degree at LSBU, along with experiencing an alternative education placement at the National Theatre.
Find out how our course has confirmed teaching as the perfect career for one LSBU student.
LSBU education research is helping children with language difficulties to access new ways to learn and develop.
Dr Jane Courtney from London South Bank University (LSBU) has been working with International NGO World Education on a Food for Education (FFE) project to improve food security, access to primary education and learning outcomes in Cambodia.