About Education at York

Overview

Our approach

As a York student, you’ll benefit from an individual personal supervisor to guide you through the three years of your degree, with a particular emphasis on acquiring the skills you’ll need to succeed both at university and throughout your life.

Excellence in teaching

We’re proud of our excellence in teaching. We are ranked in the top 20 Education departments in the country in the 2020 Complete University Guide.

The teaching has been really engaging, I would go as far as saying inspiring! Everyone I have spoken to has been supportive. The introductory programme has been an excellent way to get me into essay writing.

All our modules are taught by staff, not by graduate teaching assistants. Our tutors use a variety of teaching methods including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • group activities
  • tutorials
  • guided reading
  • online virtual learning environment

Emphasis will be very much on interaction: you’ll be encouraged to think for yourself, to engage in academic debate and to develop and present your arguments with confidence and skill.

Students have expressed that the Department of Education staff genuinely cared about what they did, and provided an excellent set of employability and enrichment activities.

If you’re thinking about a career in teaching, you’ll benefit from our close links with the PGCE programme here at the University of York. A large number of our graduates go on to PGCE Courses, such as initial teacher training programmes at the University of Cambridge.

Why Education?

What is Education at York?

It's an opportunity for you to:

  • study the many aspects of education as an area of enquiry
  • identify the educational developments that have shaped the current scene, and make links between the past, present and future
  • see education in the wider context of society
  • understand the relationships between teaching, learning, knowledge and skills at every level
  • consider the socio-political influences on the development of education

What can Education offer you?

We offer:

  • a modular structure, so you can plan your course to match your own needs and interests
  • access to expert tutors who research and publish in the areas they teach
  • support for you to build a key skills portfolio that broadens your expertise and makes you attractive to employers
  • a variety of teaching styles and formats to meet your learning needs
  • an opportunity to study, debate and reflect on significant events and research findings
  • the chance to develop your analytical and communication skills
  • an understanding of how education shapes and is shaped by the world we live in

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Contact us

Undergraduate Programme Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323451
educ525@york.ac.uk

Further information

Meet our students: What do our students say?

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