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Education FAQs

So you’re interested in studying Education at Newcastle but you’re not quite sure yet that it’s right for you? We know choosing your degree is a big decision so here are the answers to the questions we get asked most frequently…

Is this a teacher training degree?

No, our Education degree is explores what is meant by education, how education is central to a fairer society, what does it looks like globally, and how it has changed over history. If you’re interested in learning about education, this degree is for you!

Can the degree help me become a teacher?

This degree qualifies you to take a primary PGCE (with a 20% alumni discount if you study with us), after which you could become a primary school teacher.

If you want to become a secondary school teacher, you can study education as part of our Combined Honours programme alongside the subject that you plan to teach (eg Education and French).

What other careers can it lead to?

You will be well prepared for jobs in community education settings such as galleries and libraries; information management; community and social care roles, and more.

You’ll also be eligible for the wide variety of desirable graduate roles that do not require a specific degree specialisation, including media and publishing or business and marketing.

What skills will I develop?

You’ll develop a strong portfolio of transferable graduate skills that are highly valued by employers. These include: research and report-writing; effective team work and collaboration; working to deadlines; and analysing and presenting complex information.

Can I get any work experience whilst studying?

Yes. We offer a range of Career Development modules to give you practical experience in the work place. These include tutoring in schools, volunteering, and recognition for work on or off campus. The University has a range of opportunities to help you find work that you can fit around your studies, such as being a paid student ambassador.

Can I study abroad?

Not at the moment but we’re working on it! Our website contains the most up-to-date information available about our degrees so check back for future updates.

How many hours will I spend in lectures?

We pride ourselves on the amount of time we spend with our students. You’ll have about 36 hours of direct teaching contact per module and you’ll need to supplement this with self-study. You’ll also meet regularly with your personal tutor for pastoral support.

If you think this sounds like you – learning about international education whilst developing transferable skills for a wide range of careers – then check out our detailed degree information.

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