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BA (Hons) Education and Religion

Explore the modes, methods and purposes of education across all age phases while stimulating your curiosity about a variety of religious cultures and delving into the theology of several religious traditions.

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      UCAS Code: VX36
      Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time
      Start Dates: September 2022, September 2023
      Subjects: Education and Teaching
      Location: Edge Hill University
      Example Offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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      This degree enables you to study the history, philosophy, psychology and sociology of education alongside an exploration of a range of world religions, their origins, their practices and their philosophies. The programme will equip you with a broad and deep knowledge of both academic studies in education and religion. You will learn how to draw upon a wide range of intellectual resources, theoretical and ethical perspectives, and academic subjects to illuminate your understanding of education and the contexts within which it takes place. Simultaneously, your curiosity will be stimulated about the variety of religious cultures across the globe, both past and present, engaging you in the in-depth study of sacred, significant, popular and vernacular texts, as well as the history, practices and developed theology of one or more particular religious traditions.

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      What will I study?

      In Year 1, you will examine the UK education system and its underpinning policies and procedures. This will include investigating the many barriers to learning that might exist due to factors such as religion, disability, social disadvantage, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or race. You will be introduced to the study of religion at degree level, with explorations of Dharmic and Abrahamic traditions.

      Year 2 develops your skills in the design and execution of research projects. You will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the work of key thinkers in the field, examine some of the key changes in the history of UK education, explore education from a psychological perspective, or compare the UK education systems with others around the world. You will choose between a placement, where you will gain crucial work experience in a relevant sector, or an extended study of an aspect of education.

      Religious Studies modules in Year 2 will explore how research on religious communities is undertaken and investigate the influences of the Bible in the modern world. There is also the option to investigate how religion, belief and reason interact to create the religious milieu in which we all live and interact. Alternatively, you may wish to participate in a detailed exploration of the fascinating religion of Judaism and its various forms of expression in modern society.

      In Year 3, you will continue your studies in the core disciplines of education, critiquing and applying the concepts and ideas of those individuals who are currently leading new developments and innovation in academic studies in education. You will have the opportunity to gain sociological and psychological perspectives of contemporary education. There is also the option to complete a dissertation. Additionally, a range of Religion modules enable you to explore the relationship between gender, sexuality and Christianity, engage in in-depth studies of Islam, Buddhism or contemporary Paganism, or analyse the role of religion and the challenges and controversies which surround it in the 21st century.

      How will I study?

      Modules are usually delivered through a combination of whole-group lectures and smaller group-seminars.

      In Year 2 you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement and engage in work-based learning. Placements will be in a variety of different settings in which education takes place, either formally (schools) or informally (for example, art galleries and museums), and will be closely matched to your career aspirations.

      How will I be assessed?

      The assessment methods for this programme incorporate a variety of both traditional and innovative formats. There will be a blend of essays and website development work. You will be asked to produce and present work through a combination of wikis and blogs, or to produce video presentations or give a live presentation. You will also create research posters reporting on the results of your investigations and be taught how to present your work in the format of professional magazine-style reports.

      There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

      Who will be teaching me?

      You will be taught by a team of lecturers who bring with them a vast amount of both professional and academic experience. Members of the team include academics who research both the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning in a host of contexts. Other members of the programme team offer a wealth of experience in teaching across all age-phases and a wide range of academic disciplines including religion and theology.


      Housed in a state-of-the-art £9million building, the Faculty of Education enjoys a stunning setting from both its lakeside and piazza buildings.

      Facilities in the lakeside building include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology. The lakeside building is also home to a popular vegan and vegetarian cafe where students can meet to socialise and discuss their studies.

      The nearby piazza building offers modern facilities including a lecture theatre and a number of seminar rooms.


      Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.


      Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

      Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


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      Year 1

      Compulsory modules:

      REL1004Abrahamic Traditions (20 credits)

      Abrahamic Traditions provides you with a philosophical and theological survey of the significant religious traditions of the west, introducing the three major Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. By looking at core beliefs, practices and texts, the module examines key developments and shared aspects of the formation of the Abrahamic Traditions up to modern times. The module will also investigate the concept of a shared ‘Abrahamic Tradition’ and explore key similarities and differences between the three faiths through an exploration of selected themes such as ‘the Oneness of God’, ‘Salvation’ and ‘the Afterlife”.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      BED1002Conceptions of Education: The UK Education System in Context (20 credits)

      Conceptions of Education: The UK Education System in Context enables you to learn about the ways in which the formal education system is structured, governed and funded in the four countries of the UK. You will explore the similarities and differences that exist between the different systems, examine the conceptualisations of education that each system appears to reflect, and develop opinions as to the ways in which they function. You will also explore the evolution of those different systems over time, noting the ways in which the different policy approaches taken by the separate legislatures within the UK have affected education in practice.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL1003Eastern Dharma (20 credits)

      Eastern Dharma provides you with a philosophical and theological survey of the significant religious traditions of the east. You will focus on the Dharmic traditions emanating from India as the modules addresses the central aspects of Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. You will also examine the interaction between individuals and communities in diverse and complex religious settings both globally and in modern Britain.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      BED1000Introduction to Education Studies (20 credits)

      Introduction to Education Studies outlines the core disciplines of the history, philosophy, psychology and sociology of education. The module will also introduce you to the newer and emerging discipline of the economics of education as well as the key topic of technology in education. It will enable you to conceptualise the breadth of areas, the range of age phases and the contexts which you will explore within education studies. You will begin to gain the conceptual knowledge and the skills required to further your studies in education.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL1000Introduction to the Study of Religion (20 credits)

      Introduction to the Study of Religion provides an overview of the different methodological approaches to the study of religion. You will study the main attempts to define religion and to engage in the debates surrounding such definitions. You will engage in multi-disciplinary approaches to the idea of religion through the traditional fields of historical, anthropological, philosophical, sociological and textual studies. In addition, you will examine religion in more contemporary fields such as the visual arts, politics, environmentalism, psychology and gender.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select one of the following optional modules:

      BED1003Learning in a Diverse Society (20 credits)

      Learning in a Diverse Society enables you to explore the various ways in which access to education can be helped or hindered by issues such as race, religion, class, ethnicity, learning difficulties, or physical disability. The module encourages you to explore and reflect upon the specific factors that can affect access and consider how obstacles to access can be mitigated against or overcome.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      BED1005Technology and its Place in Education (20 credits)

      Technology and its Place in Education considers the underlying theoretical perspectives used in conjunction with technology to enhance learning. The term educational technology encompasses technology enhanced and e-learning. It includes the adoption and integration of hardware and software, various electronic devices, pedagogical tools, approaches and delivery methods. Technology has the capacity to significantly re-shape teaching and learning and this module will provide you with the opportunity to critically examine, explore and evaluate the potential benefits of a range of educational technology, as well as consider the underpinning pedagogical rationale for their use, with the specific intention of enhancing teaching and learning.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You have the option to learn a language and study Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied in Year 1 instead of either BED1003 Learning in a Diverse Society or BED1005 Technology and Its Place in Education.

      TLC1010Language 1 (20 credits)

      TLC1010 Language 1 is ideal if you want to learn a new language, or further develop your current language skills, as an integrated element of your degree. You can study French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish (subject to minimum numbers for your preferred language). Delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, the module will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning needs. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language. Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate varying language levels per module, this is not always possible. While you can join the module with some prior experience of your target language, you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in.

      Assessment: Coursework: 85%, Practical(s): 15%.

      Year 2

      Compulsory modules:

      BED2000Designing and Managing a Research Project (20 credits)

      Designing and Managing a Research Project gives you the knowledge and skills required to conceptualise, design and communicate a research proposal, understanding the fundamental principles of quality research. You will learn how to plan and manage a project over an extended period, sustain focus, conduct and organise extensive data collection and research materials, and mitigate typical problems that can derail or delay a project.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL2000Ethnography: Living with Religions (20 credits)

      Ethnography: Living with Religions draws upon the academic heritage of post-war religious studies and interpretative qualitative research. The module requires you to critically engage with religion as it is lived and experienced by practitioners. It presents religion as a plural and complex reality shaping the beliefs, practices and lifestyles of human beings locally and globally. You will explore the theory and practice of the critical study of religion through consideration of methodologies such as ethnography, phenomenology, post positivism and related ethical issues such as ‘representation’ in the field of the empirical study of religion. You will take part in a three day ethnographically oriented field work investigation to explore the practices of a religious community.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL2001The Bible in the Modern World (20 credits)

      The Bible in the Modern World introduces you to the various ways that biblical themes, images and characters have an enduring presence and influence within contemporary popular culture. By learning to analyse religious and biblical references found in music, film, TV, art, advertising and the media, you will discover that, even in today’s increasingly secular world, the Bible continues to both influence and be influenced by our cultural, political, and religious landscapes. You will explore key themes and passages in the Bible as a contemporary literary work and consider how it is used by society at large as a cultural artefact. You will explore how the Bible has been used by entertainers, politicians and others, assessing on the one hand how this has shaped Western society, while at the same time people’s understanding and interpretations of the Bible are shaped by popular culture.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select one of the following optional modules:

      BED2002Agency, Power and Change in Education (20 credits)

      Agency, Power and Change in Education enables you to explore some of the momentous changes in the history of education in the UK, to analyse how and why those changes occurred and investigate their social, political, economic and ideological causes. You will consider the historical ripples from those changes and reflect upon how they have continued to inform educational debates and policies to the present day. The module introduces you to some of the most influential educational thinkers drawn from the field of sociology, whose ideas have influenced and shaped the discourses on education in our society. It enables you to make connections between the ideas of key sociologists and changes in policy and thinking.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      BED2003Education, Meaning and Understanding: Debates in the Philosophy of Education (20 credits)

      Education, Meaning and Understanding: Debates in the Philosophy of Education enables you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the philosophy strand of education and to enhance your academic skills in critical analysis. You will learn how to synthesise ideas and analyse competing philosophical positions. A key focus will be on understanding how arguments are philosophically underpinned and value-driven.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      BED2001How and Why We Learn: Explorations in the Psychology of Education (20 credits)

      How and Why We Learn: Explorations in the Psychology of Education provides you with an introduction to key theories and perspectives in the psychology of education. You will develop an understanding of the basic principles within the fields of cognitive, developmental and social psychology, with the opportunity to explore issues relating to identity, self and motivation. Investigations of high-quality research within these fields will be underpinned by the fundamental questions of how and why we learn.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      BED2004UK Education in its Global Contexts (20 credits)

      UK Education in its Global Contexts will enable you to compare and contextualise the UK education systems with respect to those in other parts of the world. International contexts are becoming increasingly important in the field of education, with educationalists, researchers, politicians, and the media frequently comparing the performance of UK education with the performance of countries such as Taiwan, Finland, and South Korea. This module will consider the UK education system in the context of international performance indicators and tables, with a focus on key education systems from Asia and Scandinavia as aspirational comparators. You will examine the field of international education, understand the international performance measures, and critique where it is that UK education aspires to be and why it holds those aspirations.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select one of the following optional modules:

      BED2005Work Based Learning in Education (20 credits)

      Work Based Learning in Education provides you with the opportunity to gain work experience within the education sector. The module enables you to apply your skills and knowledge in real-life situations. You will gain knowledge and understanding of the processes, policies and organisational structure of your placement host, build in-depth knowledge of the business and the marketplace in which it operates, and successfully integrate yourself into a workplace environment.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      BED2006Work Related Learning in Education (20 credits)

      Work Related Learning in Education enables you to undertake an extended, work-related project focusing upon a strand of the education sector. You will choose the focus of the project, in conjunction with your assigned tutor, with the intention being that it is an area of education into which you might wish to progress after graduation. The module enables you to apply your skills and knowledge in real-world scenarios and experience how the multi-faceted nature of real businesses is often more complex than it may appear. You will also gain experience in investigating the systemic and marketplace contexts in which businesses within your chosen sector exist and function.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select one of the following optional modules:

      REL2003Judaism (20 credits)

      Judaism presents Judaism as a fascinating historical religion which has a variety of forms of expression in modern society. An understanding of Judaism as the foundational, Abrahamic, monotheistic faith is a fundamental pre-requisite of studying religion in the West.  You will explore religious thought within Judaism in order to understand its integrity and diversity and grasp its integrative role in relation to lifestyles, practices and ethics. You will also analyse the historical, social, philosophical, cultural and artistic role of Judaism in diverse contexts. The module provides perspectives of both practitioners and non-practitioners of Judaism, as well as exploring the tradition as plural, diverse, dynamic and evolving.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL2002Religion, Belief and Reason (20 credits)

      Religion, Belief and Reason provides you with an introduction to some of the key debates in critical thinking that have shaped religious and atheistic thought. Perspectives from philosophy, psychology and critical social sciences will be investigated to provide you with the lens through which to explore the relationship between reason and religious belief. You will develop your critical thinking skills through an exploration of the central premises of theistic belief, reasoned philosophical argument in defence and in critique of religious belief through examination of the classical and modern versions of theistic proofs. You will consider the contributions of thinkers such as Aquinas, Kant, Descartes and Hume. The module also explores the contributions of psychoanalysis and social science to post-Enlightenment thinking about religion in order to consider claims about the irrational or ideological nature of religion.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      If you studied a Language module in Year 1, or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of either REL2002 Religion, Belief and Reason or REL2003 Judaism.

      TLC2000Language 2 (20 credits)

      TLC2000 Language 2 enables you to build on and develop your previous language knowledge in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish. You must have either studied the prior language module in the previous year of your degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from module TLC1010 Language 1. You will gain the language skills necessary to become a more proficient user of the language. Classes will be taught in an interactive and communicative manner using authentic materials to promote meaningful communication. They will be conducted in the target language as much as possible. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other communication skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.

      Assessment: Coursework: 85%, Practical(s): 15%.

      Year 3

      You will select a total of 60 credits from the following optional modules:

      BED3003Current Debates in the Psychology of Education (20 credits)

      Current Debates in the Psychology of Education immerses you in the advanced study of psychological theories to develop in-depth knowledge of what constitutes effective teaching and learning. Psychology makes a vital contribution to the field of education, offering theories which can explain learning, behaviour and the mind. It allows examination of the motivations and perceptions of individuals, enabling educators to better understand the most effective ways to promote learning and how potential barriers to progress might be overcome. The module will support you in developing the skills required to examine and critique psychological enquiry and then applying this knowledge to consider key educational issues from a psychological angle.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      BED3000Dissertation (40 credits)

      Dissertation provides you with the opportunity to design and execute a research project, with support from your tutors, which focuses on an area of interest in education (ideally relating to a sector in which you may wish to pursue a career). You will be responsible for the design of data gathering tools, for the choice of data analysis methods, as well as the production of a final dissertation that reports your findings.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      BED3004Exploring Issues and Affecting Change in Education (20 credits)

      Exploring Issues and Affecting Change in Education enables you to explore shifts in educational policy and consider the most pressing contemporary issues in the sociology of education. You will reflect on how education across the age spectrum, and in its formal and informal paradigms, is affected by the design and implementation of government policy, as well as by factors such as class, gender, race, religion and wealth. Additionally, you will explore the origins of the history of the sociology of education and how researchers apply the core concepts, collect and analyse data, and report on the results of their research.

      Assessment: Coursework: 90%, Practical(s): 10%.

      BED3002Knowledge, Learning and Understanding (20 credits)

      Knowledge, Learning and Understanding enables you to study the thinkers and ideas currently existing at the forefront of the philosophy of education, exploring how philosophy contributes to education policy-making, curriculum design, teaching and learning. The module encourages independent thinking through philosophical approaches and building upon your skills in critical analysis to develop an awareness of your own values and beliefs. You will need to communicate and defend your personal position in relation to challenging issues, exploration of which will structure many sessions.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      BED3001Understanding Education through Sociological Perspectives (20 credits)

      Understanding Education through Sociological Perspectives enables you to engage in the in-depth study of one of the key disciplines of education studies. You will examine the genealogy of key aspects of the current education sector, such as the National Curriculum, Early Years Provision, Lifelong Learning, the Exam System, or Higher Education. You will explore what current researchers are investigating, where the discipline appears to be heading, and how it can continue to contribute to the future of education and education studies.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      You will select three of the following optional modules:

      REL3000British Buddhism (20 credits)

      British Buddhism investigates Buddhism as both ancient and modern, global and local. The three jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha provide the lens through which Buddhism will be explored, enabling you to develop critical knowledge and understanding of Buddhist history, doctrine and practice. A variety of traditional and modern sources will be explored including sutras, biographies of the Buddha and iconography. Investigation of contemporary forms of Buddhism provide a special focus linked to a small scale fieldwork study exploring pluralism within modern western Buddhism.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL3009Challenges and Controversies in Religion (20 credits)

      Challenges and Controversies in Religion recognises that contemporary society has seen the rise of a number of challenges to religion and religions. In a philosophical sense this includes the challenges of secularism, extremism, modernity and post-modernity. The module acknowledges the global nature of these challenges and focuses on religion and controversial issues. It will deepen your appreciation of the value of an ethnographic approach in understanding public controversies through case studies. The aim is to examine live issues that are being publicly aired during the academic year.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL3008Contemporary Paganisms (20 credits)

      Contemporary Paganisms equips you with an understanding of various branches of Paganism and an awareness of some of its basic principles. The module examines how social media may influence and impact practices and accessibility and offers the opportunity to question various Pagan myths. You will encounter questions related to religious authority, authenticity, community and ritual and explore how Pagan identities are formed.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL3007Gender, Sexuality and Christianity (20 credits)

      Gender, Sexuality and Christianity sensitively grapples with the issues of gender and sexuality within the Christian traditions. Exploring feminist and queer theologies, you will explore the complex relationship between Christianity and gender and sexuality. The justification for the churches’ positional statements about gender and sexuality are often grounded in traditional readings of scripture. This has led to questions of inclusivity of the churches. The module is informed by voices which have historically been marginalised, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex, offering a platform which demonstrates the ability for such stigmatised and silenced voices to think theologically about their own experiences.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL3005Issues in Contemporary Islam (20 credits)

      Issues in Contemporary Islam recognises that with competing constructs of Islam dominating the domestic and international news agenda, a thorough understanding of the complex issues facing Islam is an essential aspect of religious education. A range of popular, stereotypical images come to mind when considering Islam in its contemporary setting. Questions raised about Islam often parallel similar questions raised globally among Muslims themselves about the decline of Islam and its place in the modern world. This is especially true of questions around the nature of the modern secular state and the degree to which religion has a role within it, both in Muslim majority societies and those in which Muslims constitute a minority. This module draws upon empirical research and a wide range of critical literature to enable you to develop an in-depth and critically reflective awareness of the challenging issues that have impacted upon Muslims through recent history.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL3002Religion in the 21st Century (20 credits)

      Religion in the 21st Century enables you to reflect upon your knowledge about religion in the key challenges and evolutions of religion in the 21st century and, on completion, you will be able to reflect critically on some of the major characteristics of religion in an informed way. You will explore a number of theoretical and methodological problems in the study of religion, and reflect on these in relation to a range of faith traditions such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Scientology and various paganisms.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      REL3006Specialist Research Project in Religion (20 credits)

      Specialist Research Project in Religion provides an opportunity to reflect upon and expand your research skills through an introduction to research methods and methodology in religious studies and the completion of an extended research project. Following a number of masterclass-style lectures and tutorials on research methodology, as shown through the research conducted within the department, you will be supported in undertaking an independent piece of research which can be either conceptual or empirical. At the end of the module, you will present your research to an undergraduate seminar organised by the department in a form suitable for publication in a departmental undergraduate research journal.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

      Entry Criteria

      Entry Requirements

      Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

      Example Offers

      Some examples of how you can achieve 104-112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

      • A Level: BCC-BBC;
      • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
      • T Level: Overall grade of Merit;
      • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points;
      • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

      Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

      If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

      For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit

      EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at

      International students should visit for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

      English Language Requirements

      International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

      If your current level of English is half a band or one band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

      Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

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      Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit

      Career Prospects

      What are my career prospects?

      As a graduate from this degree, you will be well placed to progress into a wide range of careers.

      Typical career paths include working as a learning mentor, education administrator, museum/gallery/heritage site educator, educational psychologist, education counsellor, social/community worker, prison educator, international development worker, training organiser, charity worker, speech therapist, or in publishing.

      How can I enhance my employability?

      It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

      Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

      • Learning a Language – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study.

      Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students.


      Tuition Fees

      If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2022/23, the tuition fee will be £9,250 a year. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2022/23 are £15,000 a year.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

      The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

      Financial Support

      Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this undergraduate degree can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the programme may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

      For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students joining this programme in academic year 2022/23, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2022/23 guide at

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please see for further details.

      Financial support information for international students can be found at


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      These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

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      Course Changes

      Expand All This tab outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years. Future material changes will be added here as amends are made to course information.

      2nd March 2021 - Update to Example Offers

      Example offers updated to include the Education and Childcare T Level with an overall grade of Merit.

      19th February 2021 - Change of Modules

      REL1001 Introduction to the Sacred (20 credits) removed as a compulsory module in Year 1. REL1003 Eastern Dharma (20 credits) and REL1004 Abrahamic Traditions (20 credits) change from optional to compulsory in Year 1.

      REL3001 Sexuality and the Sacred (20 credits) removed as a compulsory module in Year 3. REL3006 Specialist Research Project in Religion (20 credits), REL3007 Gender, Sexuality and Christianity (20 credits), REL3008 Contemporary Paganisms (20 credits) and REL3009 Challenges and Controversies in Religion (20 credits) added as optional modules in Year 3.

      Covid-19 - Education and Religion Essential Information

      Teaching and Learning at Edge Hill University in 2020

      In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, answers your questions and explains how teaching will work when you join us at Edge Hill University in September.

      Campus Facilities at Edge Hill University in 2020

      In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, explains how we’re preparing the campus for your arrival in September and the facilities that will be available.

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