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Education Studies: BA (Hons) Full Time (Top-up)

Course information

Course Summary

The BA Honours Degree in Education is a top-up programme of 120 credits at Level 6 for those who already hold a foundation degree (such as the existing Foundation Degrees in Education and Training, Early Years, and Supporting Teaching and Learning) or their equivalents at Level 4 & 5 with total credits of 240. It will give participants a new network of colleagues and an opportunity to enjoy the challenges of further study for a full degree award.

Course Code:N6717
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Higher Ed
Awarded by:University of Greenwich
Course Length

One year course runs for six hours per week from 2pm to 8.30pm (with a half hour break at 5pm) on Tuesdays from September to May. 

No observation or placement is required.

Course Detail

The BA Education Studies modules are:

  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Social History of Education in England
  • Leadership and innovation in Education
  • Comparative Education and Training
  • Research Project


The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.

Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.

You can download a full programme specification here.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23 Entry

Annual Fees: £7,500*

* Exam fees included.

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES (Higher Education funding available)

Full fee information here

Fees are for 2022/23 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Teacher Trainees without a portable DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check are required to undergo a DBS. A charge of £52 is levied at enrolment. Full time students are able to add the costs of the DBS to their student maintenance loan.

Entry Requirements

All candidates will be interviewed and will be required to undertake assessments. Applicants are normally required to hold a level 2 qualification in Communication or a GCSE in English Language. Candidates who already hold 240 credits from a foundation degree in education or related subject area, Cert Ed holders and DTLLS holders will be required to do 120 additional credits in order to access the BA top-up.

Assessment task for BA Education Studies applicants

Your Next Steps

This course will enable students to gain a deeper understanding and insight into their work in highly complex settings. Graduates will become more effective practitioners and play a full part in professional teams within an educational setting. Successful students can progress to Masters level programmes at Higher Institutions of Learning.

Other Information

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Last updated - 04/11/2021