Minor in Education

UCAS code: Your UCAS code will be the code of your Major.

Available for students starting in September 2017

If you choose a Minor in Education you will study a variety of modules that provide a sociological, psychological and pedagogical foundation for how and why we educate children and adults, alongside a series of modules that examine more practical issues for educators.

Year 1

In your first year you will begin by examining how children are represented in literature and film. This will be followed in the second semester by an introduction to social psychology, examining how we perceive children and childhood internally and externally at a societal level.


  • Educational and Sociological Perspectives on Childhood
  • Social Psychology

Year 2

In your second year you will study a mixture of theoretical and practical modules. You will commence Year 2 with a look at gender, and this will of course include discussions around the relationship between gender and education. For example, how did boys always out-perform girls, and then suddenly this all change? In the second semester, you are given the chance to examine some of these issues specifically in the context of the classroom, but from the relative safety of the lecture theatre.


  • Teaching and Learning in Schools OR Sociology of Teaching and Learning
  • Gender and Society

Year 3

The third year also delivers a mix of sociological investigation into education, followed by a more practical module designed to be a real aid to further study, and ultimately a step towards a career in teaching.


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this minor.

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    On a Major/Minor degree, 25% of your course will be your Minor (in this case Education) and 75% will be your Major.

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