Cornwall College

BA (Hons) Education and Curriculum Studies

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes across eight campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC353 Dissertation

      This module will provide students with the opportunity to research and investigate a topic or subject of their choice in considerable depth. To develop their personal and professional skills and gain a deep understanding of an issue related to their own practice.

    • CORC384 Research Methods

      To provide the student with an understanding and appreciation of the research process and the application of research methods. To enable the student to acquire, develop and deploy transferable skills in relation to researching in a wider context.

    • CORC386 Creativity in the Classroom

      This module will consider the impact of creativity in educational settings within specific and wider contexts to support the learning and educational experiences of children and young people. The module will explore the use of a range of tools and strategies that can be employed to help make creativity a central element in working with children and young people.

    • CORC388 Curriculum Studies

      This module will explore how curriculums are designed to meet learning and teaching within a range of educational contexts. Students will be encouraged to recognise the social, philosophical and cultural factors that influence learning and teaching through curriculum design. Opportunities to reflect on personal political and professional academic influences will be provided to enable critical understanding about the way curriculums function and develop.

    Optional modules
    • CORC385 Independent Study

      This module provides the opportunity to work independently by pursuing professionally focused inquiry into a selected educational area. The module will offer both professional and personal development for participants working as autonomous learners.

    • CORC387 Disability: Approaches to Inclusion

      To provide an in-depth understanding of inclusion, the theories underpinning inclusion and the range of adjustments that can be made to support disabled people to achieve their goals.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Our partnership with Cornwall College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

Find out more about studying at Cornwall College