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Education and Technology (with Foundation Year) *

Please note that we are no longer offering this course to new applicants

About this course

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Education and Childhood
Four years
Full time
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The first of its kind in the UK, BA(Hons) Education and Technology (with Foundation Year) offers an exciting and immersive way to study and develop technology for teaching and learning.

Page last updated 5 July 2018


Why study education and technology?

In today's digital world, technology is an important part of how we learn.

From augmented reality, games and apps, to online collaborative forums, technology gives us more targeted and more compelling ways to reach learners and enhance their understanding and experience.

Graduates with the skills and up-to-date knowledge of this fast evolving field will be sought after by employers looking to tap into technology as a teaching, learning and development tool.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Education and Technology (with Foundation Year) is the first of its kind in the UK and offers something new in the field of learning and technology.

If you're interested in the latest learning innovations, in using digital technology to enhance learning and development, or in exploring the ways games and media can support learning and teaching, this is a stand-out degree.

As well as looking at how digital learning tools can enhance learning and development, you'll learn how to design and make new learning tools yourself giving you a significant advantage when seeking employment in this area.

Taking a strong practice-focused approach, we'll explore the latest theories on learning and learners in the digital world while supporting you to use and develop different technologies, working with cultural, creative, educational and industry partners.

Understand how to use technology to promote learning and enhance experiences in formal education settings, the cultural and creative sectors, and wider industry.

Learn about the theoretical and policy landscapes underpinning digital learning and develop your practical skills and employability by taking part in your own consultancy projects.

Use specialist software, online learning environments and social media to deepen your knowledge of different technologies as you use them to learn throughout the degree.

Work with technology-enhanced learning specialists from across the University, who've designed, implemented and researched digital learning tools themselves. They'll share the latest insights and research with you, in areas such as computer science and creative technologies, film and education.

Tailor the degree to match your career ambitions through your final year research or consultancy project - setting you up with the skills and experience you need to get noticed by employers.

Where can it take me?

Technology-enhanced learning and development is a major growth area in all sectors.

The flexible nature of this degree will equip you for careers in a school, a creative or cultural organisation such a museum or art gallery or for working in learning and development in a business context.

You could also progress onto a postgraduate teaching qualification, or go on to other postgraduate study, such as a master's in education, or childhood and culture.



Course structure will be available soon.

Learning and Teaching

Learn about digital learning technologies by experiencing them as a learner yourself. Alongside traditional lectures, seminars and workshops, we'll use online platforms and tools, such as social media, virtual reality, mobile platforms and games, to deepen your knowledge and enrich your learning.

Enhance your theoretical understanding and practical skills, through regular creative projects and group activities.

Explore social and networked learning, and work independently and collaboratively to develop new learning tools and environments.

Become familiar with the latest technological tools for learning, including augmented reality, online platforms, apps, devices and games.

Take part in consultancy projects with schools, and creative, cultural and commercial clients, designing and developing digital learning tools to meet live briefs.

Researchers and sector experts will contribute throughout giving you access to a vast pool of knowledge in teaching and research, education, film and creative technologies.

You'll spend a significant amount of time on independent and collaborative study activity and negotiate a final year project that best meets your specialist interests and career trajectory.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

You'll have at least 12 hours of contact with your tutors each week. On some modules this will include some contact in online environments, to suit the context of what you're studying.

You'll need to be motivated and able to learn independently and collaboratively. We'll give you the help and resources you need to develop these study skills.


Much of the assessment is ongoing, so rather than long essays, you'll be assessed through coursework, project planning, group work and hands-on practical work, including designing your own digital learning tools.

You'll have opportunities to develop and communicate your ideas in different ways, presenting your work through digital learning tools, written reports, presentations and digital learning environments.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.



Students who get work experience tend to graduate with better degrees. Experience also hones your skills and builds your industry knowledge and professional network, making you a sought after graduate.

In Year two, you'll work on consultancy projects with schools, developing your skills and employability, by working on live digital learning briefs.

In the Final year you can choose to work on a consultancy or research project. The final year consultancy will be negotiated with creative, cultural and commercial partners to enable you to develop skills and experience relevant to your interests and career pathway.

Placements will draw on our close links with education, cultural and industry partners, including over 250 schools in the region and partner organisations such as Bristol Culture, the city's consortium of local museums and art galleries who are looking to embrace technology as a learning tool.

Develop your skills and confidence in learning and technology, designing technological solutions for learning across a number of contexts. Gain first-hand project management and design experience you can take with you into your career.

You'll be supported throughout by our industry partners, programme staff and our award-winning careers service.

Study facilities

You'll be based at Frenchay Campus, where you'll use the latest digital tools and spaces, including specialist design studios, PC labs and virtual reality technologies.

You'll also spend time at our City Campus sites, experience of the latest creative and technical facilities.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.


Careers / Further study

Technology-enhanced learning and development is a major area of interest across many professional fields.

You'll be prepared for an exciting future in creative and cultural organisations, or for learning and development in a business context. You could also work in the digital technologies industry or in schools.

You'll be well placed to do further study, such as a master's degree in education, or childhood and culture, or a postgraduate teaching qualification

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.


Full Time (With Foundation Year)

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee12500
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1563

Supplementary fee information

Additional costs

This refers to items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Learn more about costs.


Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 64
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
  • Relevant subjects: Childhood studies and psychology and sociology are particularly relevant. We also accept the CACHE Diploma in childcare.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; no specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

If you do not meet the GCSE entry requirements, we will accept equivalency tests that are of a standard equivalent to GCSE grade C or above.

Students who expect to achieve a higher tariff score may also be interested in our BA(Hons) Education and Technology course.

Please read the general information about entry requirements.

UWE Bristol's International College
If you do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

All offers will be subject to satisfactory health checks.

Disclosure of Criminal Background - Applicants who are offered a place must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary.

We recognise the individual nature of each application and the standard offer should be viewed as a guide. We will consider applications on the basis of evidence of personal, professional and educational experience which indicates an applicant's ability to meet the demands of the degree.


How to apply

Read more about undergraduate applications.

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