Education

York St John University has a longstanding historical connection with teaching, having been founded in 1841 as a teacher training college. With specialist facilities on campus, including dedicated primary school rooms and a children's section in the library, you will build the transferable skills you need to take into the classroom.

Education courses

Children, Young People & Families BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L541   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

This degree requires you to carefully consider what childhood, youth and the family mean in contemporary society. Studying this subject means engaging with challenging issues, but if you are serious about making a real difference in the lives of children, young people and families you will find it extremely rewarding.


Children, Young People & Families and Education Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: LXM3   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and families? The Children, Young People & Families and Education Studies BA (Hons) programme will provide you with a strong knowledge of the barriers and problems that can affect people on a day-to-day basis; thus, giving an excellent foundation upon which you can make a real impact in terms of reducing inequality and social exclusion in the world today.    


Children, Young People & Families with Special Educational Needs & Inclusion BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: JX88   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and families? The Children, Young People & Families with Special Educational Needs & Inclusion (SENI) BA (Hons) programme will provide you with a strong knowledge of the barriers and problems that can affect people on a day-to-day basis; thus, giving an excellent foundation upon which you can make a real impact in terms of reducing inequality and social exclusion in the world today.  


Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: 2M8L   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

On this degree you will gain specialist knowledge about the learning, development and life experiences of children under seven years of age. You’ll create a firm foundation for a variety of future career options whilst undertaking rigorous academic study that is informed by a variety of disciplines including sociology, psychology, policy and gender studies.


Education degrees with Foundation Year

The Foundation Year offers you the opportunity to grow in confidence in academic study through the development of key skills and the exploration of diverse themes and cutting-edge developments in a large array of subjects areas in Education and other Schools.


Education Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: X302   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

On our Education Studies course you will look back to consider how education has got to where it is today, but also look forward to imagine the possibilities for the future of education. Through a critical engagement with ways of learning and an exploration of the nature of knowledge we will equip you to analyse various meanings of ‘education’ from psychological, philosophical, historical, political and sociological perspectives.


Education Studies & Sociology BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L3X3   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

In Education Studies you will engage with a range of dynamic ideas and issues at the heart of education in its broadest sense. By choosing this variation on the programme you will gain a particularly in-depth understanding of the role social factors have on lifelong development and learning.


Education Studies with Special Educational Needs & Inclusion BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: M1X3   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Do you want to explore ideas of difference and normality? With this degree, you’ll engage in the debates and challenges around Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (SENI), getting a strong foundation for your career in this important area.


Primary Education 3 - 7 years BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: X310   Duration: 3 years full-time

If you are passionate about and committed to becoming a primary school teacher, then a degree in Primary Education, leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status, could be the ideal course for you. York St John University’s long and proud history of Initial Teacher Education, producing high quality primary school teachers who enjoy excellent career prospects, continues with our Primary Education Degree, newly updated for 2019 entry. Our student teachers gain an academic Degree and a professional qualification, becoming reflective teachers who are “classroom ready” (Ofsted 2017).


Primary Education 5 - 11 years BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: X320   Duration: 3 years full-time

If you are passionate about becoming a primary school teacher and you have gained some experience of working in primary classrooms, then a Primary Education Degree that leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status could be the course for you.  York St John University has a long and proud history of Initial Teacher Education, producing high-quality primary school teachers who enjoy excellent careers.


Youth Work and Community Development BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L410   Duration: 3 years full time | Part-time options available on request

Youth and community work is a demanding, exciting and fulfilling field of education. Youth and community workers are good at building relationships with individuals and groups, helping to support people and make a difference. Youth and community workers practice in a wide range of settings, so during your degree you will also study multi-agency working, case work and child protection. 


Development & Education of Children & Young People Top-Up

The BA (Hons) (Top-Up) Development and Education of Children and Young People is a relevant contemporary qualification which combines theoretical perspectives with the core features of employer engagement, accessibility, progression and partnership. This course runs one night a week over the course of a year (with occasional Saturdays). Studying will not cost your employer anything and this is a great chance to improve your knowledge, skills, confidence and employability while you work.


Development & Education of Children & Young People: Early Years Top-Up

The BA (Hons) (Top-Up) Development and Education of Children and Young People: Early Years is a relevant contemporary qualification which combines theoretical perspectives with the core features of employer engagement, accessibility, progression and partnership. This course runs one night a week over the course of a year (with occasional Saturdays). Studying will not cost your employer anything and this is a great chance to improve your knowledge, skills, confidence and employability while you work.


Development and Education of Children and Young People: (SENI) Top-Up

The Development and Education of Children and Young People: Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (SENI) (Top-Up) is a contemporary qualification which combines theoretical perspectives with the core features of employer engagement, accessibility, progression and partnership. This course runs one night a week over the course of a year (with occasional Saturdays). Studying will not cost your employer anything and this is a great chance to improve your knowledge, skills, confidence and employability while you work.


Development and Education of Children and Young People: Youth & Community Top-Up

The Development and Education of Children and Young People: Youth & Community (Top-Up) is a contemporary qualification which combines theoretical perspectives with the core features of employer engagement, accessibility, progression and partnership. This course runs one night a week over the course of a year (with occasional Saturdays). Studying will not cost your employer anything and this is a great chance to improve your knowledge, skills, confidence and employability while you work.


Subject to final approval

Foundation Degrees

Foundation Degrees are degree-level qualifications with a workplace focus. They represent the first two level of study required to obtain an honours Degree (BA) but are nationally recognised qualifications in their own right.

We offer Foundation Degrees within our Development & Education of Children & Yound People suite so that you can gain academic ability, professional practice and a wide range of key and transferable skills.

Find out more on our Foundation Degree webpages

Foundation Degrees available within the School of Education include:

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