This degree offers you the opportunity to engage with cutting-edge issues in educational policy, pedagogy and practice, with reference to a range of national and international settings. You will benefit from research-led teaching, and our high ratio of academic staff to students will provide you with consistent interaction, engagement and support throughout your studies. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and expertise you need to understand education within schooling and other educational contexts. You will study the different approaches to and contexts of learning and how we develop as lifelong learners. Outside the classroom you will study the role of education within societies and cultures, and the interplay between education, childhood, adolescence and lifelong learning. You will also study the ways in which people learn, both within the UK and beyond. Modules will introduce you to topics such as education as an academic discipline, international education, and learning and teaching in the digital world. You will also explore developmental, moral and social issues. Underpinned by the history, philosophy, psychology and sociology of education, these modules will help you to build the core knowledge you need as your studies progress. You will develop an understanding of the links between theoretical approaches and real-life examples by combining study at the University with substantial placement experience. This will enable you to develop an in-depth appreciation of the breadth and scope of education as a subject. In your final year you will complete a research project under the supervision of a lecturer who is actively engaged in research. We integrate key skills learning throughout your studies, to ensure that you have the opportunity to develop the transferable skills valued by employers. These skills, which include teamwork, communication, presentation and problem-solving, will enhance your self-confidence and employability. Enhance your studies by spending your third year studying abroad, at one of more than 160 partner universities around the world. This is a great way to enhance your knowledge of education, gain different cultural experiences, learn about educational practices and issues in a different country, explore other subjects and develop your personal skills. These skills and experiences are welcomed and sought after by employers.