Education Studies offers key academic preparation for graduates who wish to work in a wide range of settings related to education. It is concerned with understanding learning and education in England, Wales and beyond, from inside the classroom, the boardroom and the home, amongst others.
The course team comes from a range of professional and research backgrounds and will provide an exploration of psychological, sociological, historical and contemporary issues within education. Students will discover what it means to be a learner; how education is supposed to meet the needs of individuals; how lifelong learning can impact and benefit communities and the challenges to the education of overcoming poverty to improve life chances.
The subject offers a comprehensive overview of all aspects of teaching, learning and education – it doesn't just focus on primary and secondary classrooms. This means that our students leave us with a rounded and critical perspective of the education system – as well as key skills that employers value – meaning greater potential for career and training opportunities.
The Drama side of the degree introduces you to a range of theatre genres, playwrights and practitioners using both textual and practical exploration. You will be encouraged to consider the influences from which theatre is made, experiment with performance styles and analyse theatre practice. In addition, you have the opportunity to develop your own skills as a theatre maker, as both performer and director.
You will also explore how drama can be applied to a range of community and educational settings, which will complement your work-based placement in year two.
Learning & Teaching
We use a range of teaching approaches, best suited to meet your needs and those of employers. Delivery includes workshops, seminars, research seminars, lectures, virtual learning environments, away days, field trips and visits. We use ICT throughout all modules within the Education Studies course. We place a huge emphasis on the collaborative and social aspects of learning. You will be assessed through a range of methods including group work, presentations and critical analysis of educational research.
Sessions will be a mix of practical workshops, supervised rehearsal, individual tutorials and lectures. There are also one-to-one and group sessions with the department technician. This will allow you to benefit from the use of our fully-equipped drama studios in independent rehearsal sessions as well as during timetabled workshops.
Employability & Careers
We pride ourselves on our record with employment and further opportunities for our students.
Education Studies offers key academic preparation for graduates who wish to work in a wide range of settings related to education including teaching, nursery management, educational welfare and community work. Our graduates also undertake postgraduate training including Master and PhD study at Cardiff Met. This degree helps develop a range of skills applicable to a wide range of settings and careers. Because of this, students are not restricted by the subject studied and many graduates will develop successful careers in a range of areas including Human Resource Management and Marketing.
Progression to PGCE Teacher Training:
We are pleased to guarantee entry to the interview process for the PGCE Primary Course at Cardiff Met for all graduates of this programme. An Honour's degree minimum classification of a 2:2 is currently required, and the statutory entry requirements (including B grades or equivalent at GCSE for English and Maths, C grade for Science) must also be met.
On completion of the course, there are various options available to you. You may wish to continue your academic study or pursue a career.
Academic routes include:
- Apply for post-graduate study in acting, directing and community theatre
- Secondary PGCE Drama Course at Cardiff Met
- Primary PGCE Course a Cardiff Met
Career options include:
- Associate posts with established theatre/art companies (eg. Education officer, marketing and administration)
- Setting up of own community arts projects
- Graduate entry positions in a range of industries.