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School of Humanities

Religious Studies and Education Studies

BA (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

This innovative course provides the essential skills and knowledge of Education Studies and Religious issues.

This innovative course provides the essential skills and knowledge of Education Studies and Religious issues.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code VX63
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Humanities

Why choose this course?

This innovative course provides the essential skills and knowledge of Education Studies and Religious issues. A key progression route, is to a PGCE programme. Central to the course is an opportunity for you to develop your full potential, developing the skills for successful study and future employment.


Education Studies aims to provide invaluable insights into learning, teaching and education systems. It introduces students to a variety of educational concepts and fields of enquiry. Students will actively engage in investigating the cultural, religious, psychological, political and linguistic dimensions of teaching and learning. The diversity of learning, classrooms and schools in contemporary society will be examined, alongside the impact of globalisation and international issues and perspectives.


This educational theme is applied in the study of religions in the local community, where you explore the issues that concern religious leaders and their communities. Learning will be at the heart of this.



What happens on the course?


The core first year modules lay the foundation for the subjects and introduce students to current themes and debates. This covers the key theoretical questions underpinning Education Studies as well as the theory and methods for the study of religion. This is accompanied by an opportunity to develop a chronological and conceptual overview of the major religious traditions.


In Years 2 and 3 you study specific religious traditions and explore a range of social and philosophical issues. In the final year the project allows you to investigate an issue in education in depth, while fieldwork allows an investigation of an aspect of a current religious issue.


Through the course, students are encouraged to extend and apply their knowledge in modules which involve them in a range of stimulating activities and processes, leading discussions, presenting and carrying out research, undertaking placements and fieldwork, and using a range of electronic formats. Extensive use is made of technology to enhance learning, through the PebblePad ePortfolio system students use blogs, wikis and forums for collaborative learning.


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths


This is an ideal course for students who want to go on to a PGCE course. The majority of our graduates have taken this path and become successful teachers, with a responsibility for RE in the primary sector or as RE specialists in secondary schools.


In addition the practical engagement with local religious communities provides a good foundation for employment in the public sector. Religion is an important aspect of many people’s lives, understanding religion is highly relevant to the caring professions, social services, community work, the police, nursing and a wide range of business activities.

The central strand of technology running through the course means that graduates will be digitally literate and have a good understanding of the design and presentation of materials for different audiences.


Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!


The Religious Studies course is innovative in the extensive engagement with the local religious environment in Wolverhampton. Many religious communities are within walking distance of the campus and allow for sessions to link the classroom and community.
The course is ideal preparation for students who intend to go into Secondary RE teaching. Staff have recent and relevant experience of teaching in secondary schools and have been involved in local and national developments in Religious Education.

Extensive use is made of a range of up to date technologies to enhance learning experiences. The Wolverhampton designed Pebble Pad ePortfolio system is central to learning and provides a tool for personal development planning. In addition staff are involved in research on the use of technology in learning, for example using iPods to enhance field visits to places of worship.

The members of academic staff who lead this course are Opinderjit Takhar & Steve Gregg,


  1. the subject knowledge, underlying theories, values and principles of Education Studies.
  2. the different contexts in which learning can take place and the range of different participants and issues in the learning process.
  3. personal value systems, developments and practices with reference to concepts and theories encountered in Education Studies, particularly social justice, inclusion and globalisation.
  4. knowledge and understanding of religion and religions in a variety of historical, social and local contexts.
  5. knowledge, understanding and application of theories and methods to analyse religion and religions.
  6. analyse the relationship between religion and wider society, relating subject knowledge to contemporary debates about religion in educational contexts.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Additional Field Trips

£100 - Partially subsidised trips may include: Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Beth Shalom, local places of Worship

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee.

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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