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.
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:
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.
It's an opportunity for you to: