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Education Studies (MEd Stud (Hons))

Course Description

Education Studies at Winchester specialises in looking at educational themes, ideas and practices in the widest possible sense through educational theories and philosophies. Students explore a range of contexts from the classroom and the learner's experience through to education as a lever for social and political change. Theoretical perspectives are drawn from themes which include gender, citizenship, representation, childhood, technology, truth and power.

Programme Content

Students may wish to pursue the three year Single or Combined Honours BA (Hons) Education Studies pathway or the four year Single MEd Stud (Hons) Education Studies pathway.

The Single Honours Education Studies programme is both a rigorous academic degree and an excellent preparation for those who wish to take a PGCE. The Combined Honours programme is also appropriate for those intending to follow a variety of career paths and particularly for those intending to take a primary or a secondary PGCE at the end of their degree, and these students might choose another National Curriculum subject as their other field of study to enhance an application.

Modern, philosophical, cultural, social, psychological and historical perspectives are all used as analytical tools to help examine educational debates and a wide variety of educational themes and concepts. Students interrogate the educational process as a whole and seek answers to questions about the purpose, value, misuse and difficulties of education and learning.

The MEd Stud programme extends the Education Studies approach into Level 7, and engages with research methods and philosophy of educational research. Students have an opportunity to gain Masters credits as they deepen and extend their understanding of programme content through an extended dissertation.

See the website http://www.winchester.ac.uk/Studyhere/Pages/med-stud-hons-education-studies.aspx

Learning and Teaching

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.


At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.


The programme provides good training for any educational role within public services, business, the service industries, personnel, libraries, museums, galleries and charities.

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice.

Visit the Education Studies (MEd Stud (Hons)) page on the University of Winchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

260-300 points. If English is not your first language: Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent

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