Brownberrie Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5HD, United Kingdom

Education and Religious Studies - Leeds Trinity University

Are you interested in the 'big questions' in life relating to religion, philosophy and ethics? Would you like to understand the issues facing education? Do you want to open doors to a wide range of careers in education? Education and Religious Studies gives you the opportunity to understand key education issues and relate them to practice, while learning about religions and their traditions. You'll learn by exploring contemporary issues facing education today, asking questions such as: What changes would we make to ensure schooling is fair and ethical for all? Should SATs be changed or abolished? At the same time, you'll explore different religious traditions, considering questions such as: Does the Old Testament have relevance today? We'll analyse and debate these issues, drawing on ideas from theology, sociology, popular culture, history and philosophy. Putting theory into practice, you'll complete two professional work placements in an educational setting and visit religious sites around Leeds and Bradford. This will give you vital professional experience, preparing you for postgraduate study in teacher training or a wide range of careers in education. By the time you graduate, you'll be knowledgeable about the ideas and values of others, and be able to develop ideas and values of your own. Most importantly, you will be able to develop the skills, experience and confidence to be successful in a range of professional contexts. **Placement opportunities** ​​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Professional work experience is vital when applying for postgraduate study in teacher training or other careers in education. We'll work with you to find placements that match your career aspirations, which could be in a variety of organisations including schools, hospitals, universities, chaplaincies and dioceses. **Graduate opportunities** If you want to become a teacher, this course will prepare you for postgraduate teacher training at all levels: primary, secondary, further and higher education. You'll be prepared for a wide range of careers in social work, ministries, charity work and education, where your professional skills in education and your academic background in religious studies will be highly valued.