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BA (Hons) Education & Curriculum Studies

For 2020 start

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 6 Teaching & Education

This top up programme is designed to provide a flexible yet structured framework to enable FdA graduates from related programmes, existing teachers and practitioners to pursue areas of specific interest, whilst building knowledge of practice and curriculum issues; enabling the continuation of professional development.

This is achieved by combining study of practice, curriculum and modern educational and children’s workforce priorities, alongside opportunities for personal research in to the impacts of your sector and your own practice. The aims of the proposed new programme are to provide you with the opportunity to place learning in the context of your workplace to address the CPPD needs of non-graduate teachers, those with interest in the modern education sector.

The programme will be assessed through coursework in a variety of formats including report, case study, presentation, independent research, portfolio and final dissertation. This work will draw on both theory and practical aspects of your involvement and practice within the wider education sector.

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

  • PGCE Primary
  • PGCE Further Education
  • International Masters Programme at University of Plymouth

Possible Careers 

  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Adult Education Tutor
  • Tutor in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Varied roles within the wider education sector

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: X100
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
  • Fees: Fees Explained
Entry Requirements

240 credits with 120 at level 5 from a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent in an appropriate subject.  All qualifications and subject grades will be considered on an individual basis.  HND qualifications may require additional bridging modules.  In addition we also require GCSE grade C English Language.

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Course Documents

BA (Hons) Education & Curriculum Handbook (2019-20)
BA (Hons) Education & Curriculum Module Appendix Handbook (2019-20)


Indicative Module Year 1

  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Creativity in the Classroom
  • Disability: Approaches to Inclusion

*Modules are subject to change and availability



BA (Hons) Educations & Curriculum Studies (Top-up)

Start Date



St Austell


1 year full-time

BA (Hons) Educations & Curriculum Studies (Top-up)

Start Date



St Austell


2 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information