Topics include what children should learn at school, why some children perform better than others, what a good teacher is and whether students should 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. You’ll use reflections and experiences from your two professional placements too - in this course academic ideas are linked to what actually goes on in schools and universities. This professional experience is vital when applying for teacher training routes or when applying for careers in education. Education Studies is UK focused, yet draws upon the international context. If you develop an interest in education overseas you could choose to study abroad during your degree. This life-enhancing opportunity offers a distinctive edge in the competitive international careers market.