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Education and Teaching

When you think of education, what comes to mind? Challenge your preconceptions and discover the possibilities at Edge Hill. With over 135 years of experience training teachers, Edge Hill is a great place to prepare for the classroom. But qualifying as a teacher is just one career path.

There is a strong focus on social justice throughout our courses to help you learn how to change lives. Your experience won’t be limited to schools. See what education looks like at eco charities, football clubs and museums.

Become the next Edge Hill graduate to secure a rewarding job – 96.08% of our graduates are employed or in further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20).

With our connections to over 2,000 institutions, there are plenty of opportunities for work experience.

We’ve been training teachers for over 135 years, so you’re in expert hands.

Working in a traditional classroom is just one possibility. Our courses prepare you for a range of career paths.

Children’s Learning and Development

BA (Hons)

Dive into the rewarding role of working with children aged 5-11 to support their learning in schools and other education settings. Unravel the concept of children’s rights and explore their social and emotional learning and development.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Early Years Education

BA (Hons)

Enhance your knowledge of early years education for children from birth to five years as you analyse current approaches, examine how to meet children’s individual needs, and explore the role of play.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University, Holy Cross College and University Centre, Bury

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Early Years Education and Leadership

FdA

Support children’s learning and development from birth to five. Make a positive change in early years settings. On our foundation degree in Early Years Education and Leadership, you’ll develop the knowledge and tools to become the best practitioner you can be.

Course Length:
2 years
Location:
Edge Hill University, Holy Cross College and University Centre, Bury

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Early Years Leadership

BA (Hons)

Enhance your understanding of early years leadership as you discover how to lead educational practice and change in early years settings and beyond the classroom.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University, Holy Cross College and University Centre, Bury

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Education

BA (Hons)

Experience learning in action. Embark on a journey that explores how UK education has evolved. Studying for an education degree with us, you’ll look at the entire system, from early years to advanced study at degree level.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and English

BA (Hons)

Education and English go hand-in-hand. Explore education across all age ranges while expanding your knowledge of the expressive resources of the English language and examine literary texts with a critical eye.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and History

BA (Hons)

Discover how the past has influenced the way we live, govern societies and teach the next generation. In our education and history degree, you’ll explore modern history in a global context and discover how these two fascinating subjects are intrinsically linked.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and Mathematics

BA (Hons)

Numbers and theories. Logic and opinions. Our education and mathematics degree unites your love for problem-solving while satisfying your thirst for knowledge. Uncover how we teach across all age groups. Unpick a range of mathematical disciplines and master reasoning skills.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB (exc T Levels)
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and Religion

BA (Hons)

Curious about religious culture? Eager to explore education and how it has evolved? Studying this combined education and religion degree, you’ll look at methods of teaching across all ages and the theology of different religious traditions.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and Sociology

BA (Hons)

Interested in individuals’ unique journeys through life? Join us to look at how the UK education system shapes futures, and understand how the organisations and groups through which we live our lives impact our identity, values and wellbeing.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and Special Educational Needs

BA (Hons)

Develop empathy and respect for difference on a degree underpinned by opportunities to participate in work-related learning in a range of settings, including special schools and alternative provision, and work with disability organisations.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Primary Early Years Education with QTS

BA (Hons)

Are you striving to become a confident and inspiring teacher? Join us on this degree and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. Specialise in training to teach children 3-7 years and learn how to foster the natural curiosity of young children.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Primary Education with QTS

BA (Hons)

Inspiring and nurturing young minds is one of the most rewarding careers you could have. Build your experience teaching children aged 5-11 and choose a focused subject to study. Gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status on our primary education degree.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Primary Education with QTS (Part-Time)

BA (Hons)

Gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status as you develop the skills, knowledge and professional experience required to inspire children aged 5-11 on a degree that enables you to combine working or volunteering in a primary school with academic study.

Course Length:
4 years
Example Offers:
96 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University, Wigan and Leigh College

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Secondary English Education with QTS

BA (Hons)

Prepare to teach everything from Shakespeare to the Romantic age to modernist literature as you study one of the core subjects of the national curriculum. Experience life working in schools and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status when you graduate.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB (exc T Levels)
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS

BSc (Hons)

A great teacher can show their pupils that mathematics is a way of communicating and understanding the world. Join this exciting degree to gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. Pass on your passion for mathematics to pupils when you graduate.

Course Length:
2-3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB (exc T Levels)
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Religious Education with QTS

BA (Hons)

Explore everything from Eastern Dharma to The Bible in the Modern World as you learn to excel at teaching RE. Visit religious communities, experience life working in schools and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
2-3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Working and Teaching in the Early Years

BA (Hons)

Learn about the principles of working with children from birth to seven years. Gain practical experience in different early years settings as you work towards a career in the early years sector.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Discover Education and teaching at Edge Hill University

Over 2000 partnership schools and settings. 135 years’ experience training teachers. A beautiful campus to live, learn and build confidence.
Alice Featherstone wearing a volunteer lanyard

Edge Hill offers constant support for students no matter what the problem is, which is something I found very helpful in my first year.

Alice Featherstone

BA (Hons) Education and English

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An image of Ben Broadhurst

I’ve been fortunate enough to complete my final year placement in a school in Cumbria – learning first-hand how rural schools operate and teach differently to city schools.

Ben Broadhurst

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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Hannah Baskeyfield professional image

That moment when a child understands a concept for the first time, it’s the most rewarding thing.

Hannah Baskeyfield

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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Education and Religion student Lucy

The course is not at all what I was expecting when I chose to study Religion. But in a good way. We look at religion through lots of different lenses, including sexuality, gender, feminism, family origins and disability, which I hadn’t even considered before.

Lucy Hulme

BA (Hons) Education and Religion

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Peter Bradley professional photo

The world is massive and there’s lots to discover, but since joining Edge Hill, I’ve realised there’s just as much to discover about yourself.

Peter Bradley

BA (Hons) Children and Young People's Learning and Development

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Primary Education with QTS alumni student, Freddie Berry

Studying at Edge Hill gave me the support, expertise, and challenge needed to become a confident class teacher.

Freddie Berry

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Facilities

The Faculty of Education enjoys the enviable position of being one of the country’s leading providers of education, training and research for the Children’s Workforce.

Housed in a state-of-the-art £9m building, the Faculty of Education’s facilities include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology.

Faculty of Education

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