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Race and Education
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Race and Education

International Scholarships available

Overview

A foundation year at Leeds Beckett is an ideal first step into higher education and will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. We are offering our BA (Hons) Race & Education degree with an integrated foundation year. If you don't have the required UCAS points to be able to secure a place on the full degree programme, this foundation year will prepare you for academic life at our university.

During the foundation year, you will study four education-related modules. These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our six routes, from childhood studies and early years with enterprise to race and education.

An additional module will develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education and on to your full degree programme. You will also learn how to access the extensive resources and support services available here at Leeds Beckett, whether you need a hand locating specialist materials in the Library, or you need advice about personal issues.

During your second, third and fourth years you will study an average of six modules each year. Visit each of the course pages below for details of the modules offered as part of your chosen course.

BA (Hons) Race & Education

BA (Hons) Innovation & Skills for Social Change

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

BA (Hons) Early Years with Enterprise

BA (Hons) Professional Practice

BA (Hons) Teaching & Education

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • 24/7 Library
  • Expert careers service
  • Part-time study available
  • TEF Silver Award
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Entry Requirements

72
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required.

Additional Requirements


GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required.

Additional Requirements


GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Race and Education

Careers

Teaching and learning

Please note, modules in years one, two and three may be subject to change for 2020 entry. Changes will be confirmed in the course specification made available to applicants on this page from March 2019.

Core Modules

Study the connections between race, culture and society by reflecting on societies with which you are familiar. This module will also look at race as an intersectional category and a social construction that impacts the formations and enactments of culture and society.

This module will introduce you to the range of different careers options within education, childhood and early years. You will cover basic employability skills such as job searching, writing applications and interview skills, and you will learn to identify skills and qualification requirements for your chosen career.

This module will introduce you to life in Higher Education. It will help you transition from different educational, linguistic or vocationally diverse prior learning backgrounds in order to achieve success in your chosen related degree within the Carnegie School of Education.

Study different racisms across the globe, such as, Islamophobia in Germany, anti-Black racism in the USA, anti-Indigenous racism in Canada, anti-Irish racism in England. You will look at defining racisms in different settings by focusing on racialization, systems/structures/processes, interpersonal, institutional, linguistic, societal and cultural dimensions of racisms.

Through peer mentoring or buddying, you will develop confidence and the necessary skills needed to get a head start with life at university. Through group work and collaborative activities, you will reflect on your performance and engagement with the module.

Core Modules

Explore the critical race theory roots of intersectionality through the study of Black feminist theory, particularly the work of Kimberle Crenshaw and intersectionality's extension into other theoretical fields. You will also look at the intersections of race, racism, ethnicity and disability, gender, sexuality, class, age, non-binary identities, mixed race and migration status.

Examine a range of issues relevant to the critical study of ethnicities as they have emerged within specialist fields, including Caribbean black studies, African American studies, women of colour feminisms, queer of colour theorising and Latin American studies.

Drawing upon theory and contemporary examples, you will explore the ways in which discourses of race and ethnicity manifest in news and popular culture.

Demonstrate the development of university-level study skills, such as academic writing, referencing, constructing bibliographies, concisely summarising information and presenting ideas clearly with appropriate use of digital technology.

Option modules may include:

Engage in professional development activities that will help to develop your reflective practice skills and enhance your CV. The integrated placement will build your knowledge of, and practice around working in a range of settings relevant for race and education.

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to both historic and current models, ideologies and approaches, to tackling social need and creating social change globally.

Explore the difference between rights and other entitlements, and the theoretical and philosophical basis upon which human rights are ascribed and how this relates to questions of citizenship.

This module will introduce you to a range of key issues in education in England. You will explore some of the knowledge, beliefs, attitudes and issues related to the academic study of education as well as study the major developments in education policy.

This module will form the central spine for your personal, professional and academic development across year one.

Examine varying explanations of early learning and development, and consider their relevance to current issues and practice relating to the care, education and welfare of young children, particularly in the 0-5 age range.

Core Modules

Drawing on feminist, critical race and cultural postcolonial theories, you will examine the intersectionality of race, gender and culture.

This module introduces ideas from the interdisciplinary field of critical whiteness studies framed through an intersectional, anti-racist decolonial lens.

Consolidate and expand the writing of black feminists and feminists of colour covered in the year one module 'Intersectional racism studies'. You will engage with the work of second-wave black feminism, third world feminism, Caribbean feminism and black decolonial feminism, and you will look at the question of third-wave Black feminism.

Explore the history of race, racism and white supremacy, particularly as it relates to those racialized as mixed-race. This module pays particular attention to the way that race impacts upon childhood and schooling.

This module will form the basis of your research training for the dissertation (major independent study) in year three. It will enable you to develop a research proposal that contains a literature review, methodology, methods, method of analysis and ethical considerations.

Option modules may include:

Enhance your professional practice and employability prospects, particularly in relation to understanding how teams and groups operate in the work context. A range of professional development activities will help to progress your reflective practice skills and enhance your CV, and the integrated placement will develop your knowledge and workplace experience.

Understand how to develop the capabilities of organisations or projects led by a social purpose (mission-led), to help them strengthen community or social outcomes, and organisational sustainability.

Study different sociological perspectives and research related to social inequality, childhood and youth. You will examine the overlapping influences of social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion and disability that generate different experiences in the transition to adulthood.

Discover the key barriers to learning which arise from social perspectives, disability and special educational needs (SEN), and other forms of educational exclusion.

Explore the concepts and practice associated with self-management, a key skill set within the context of the contemporary workforce. This module will also introduce you to basic management approaches in relation to supervising those working in their practice area.

Discover the importance of nurturing child wellbeing and health, and the early years professionals' responsibility in safeguarding and ensuring the wellbeing and health of all children.

You will be introduced to key concepts such as race, nation and ethnicity and to some of the ways in which these have been theorised. You will explore political issues in the recent (1945-present) history of immigration in Britain, including state responses to and public debates about immigration during this period.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Core Modules

Examine mixed race in chosen zones around the world in terms of a variety of discourses, for example, scientific racism, racial degeneration and societal salvation.

Develop an understanding of the diverse history of black resistance and activism post Second World War, up to and including 21st century student movements for racial justice.

Undertake independent learning on a negotiated research question that is of particular personal interest and value. You will extend your knowledge, understanding and practice in terms of research and data analysis.

Explore the operation of whiteness in institutional spaces as a way of elaborating the hidden dynamics of institutional racism.

Option modules may include:

Enhance your professional practice and employability, particularly in relation to your understanding of leadership and management. A range of professional development activities will help to progress your reflective practice skills and enhance your CV, and the integrated placement will develop your knowledge and workplace experience.

Study the core elements of building a sustainable business model for a social/mission-driven organisation, or community business/project, and develop the associated skills, knowledge and reflective practice for implementing the model effectively.

Explore and investigate a series of educational issues through a self-directed placement. You will examine educational policy across all levels, from early years through to adult education and training, and will have the opportunity to tailor the module to your individual career needs.

Develop your understanding of the concepts concerning management and leadership in your chosen area of practice.

Develop a professional knowledge and understanding of the contemporary issues that affect young children, as well as an ability to analyse the values and beliefs that underpin policy and practice.

This module analyses the teaching of black children demonstrating that black history in schools remains the 'poor cousin' of multiculturalism and thus, stands accused of tokenism and compensating the black for not being white.

Professor Shirley Tate
Professor Shirley-Anne Tate
Professor

As a Cultural Sociologist, Professor Tate is a qualitative researcher interested in intersectional thinking. In her writing, research and teaching she draws on Black feminist, gender, critical ‘race’, queer, post colonial and Caribbean decolonial theory within her overall focus on Black Atlantic diaspora studies and emerging identifications.

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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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