BSc in Educational Management affects life chances in a very real sense, as well as being important and intrinsically fascinating fields of study. Will give you a solid grounding in the theory and practice of education and management, including key areas such as organisational analysis, strategic management, marketing, human resources, international business and Ultimately, who does the education system serve? Answering these questions involves students delving into a wide range of disciplines and fields, including psychology, sociology, social policy, politics, literature and history. 

In fact, because Education is so closely linked with many other fields, you can cover a vast number of different topics during your studies including:

·         a practice-focused degree with blue-chip organisations involved in the delivery of modules

·         designed to equip you with the broad business and management background and the analytical, technical and interpersonal skills you need to understand, analyse and address the problems facing companies and organisations today

·         dedicated to enhancing your employability.

·         The portrayal of schooling in books written for children

·         The educational needs of disabled pupils

·         The psychological processes involved in learning

·         The teaching methods used in primary schools

·         Whether bullying can be prevented

·         How social class is related to educational opportunities

·         The rise of mass education in the 19th century

This degree is suited to students who are interested in a rigorous and academic study of a range of educational and Management issues and ideas. It allows students to gain an in-depth knowledge of the field of education and management which they can then apply more widely. This makes our students more widely employable and our graduates enter many different fields.

Overall satisfaction for students in our department has risen from 81% to 92% in the last two years; the data you can see in the widget on this page shows an average across two years.

 How you'll be taught

The modules are delivered using practical problems and case studies from our industrial partners. This provide you with both the academic rigour and the industrial relevance that is needed to master both the theoretical and practical aspects of business.

Modules are taught by a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. In a typical week most students will have eight to sixteen hours of lectures and two to six hours of seminars, tutorials and workshops.


What you’ll study

All our courses share a common first year. The second and third years develop the knowledge acquired in the first year further, so that you develop expertise across management and accounting and finance areas. As a result, our degree programmes produce graduates who are able to show depth and breadth in their knowledge.

Common first year Modules

The common first year that applies to all our degrees includes these modules:

·         Behaviour in Organisations

·         Financial Accounting

·         Management Accounting

·         Management and the Business Environment

·         Qualitative Methods in Accounting and Management

·         Quantitative Methods

·         Understanding the Context of Business


Second year

All modules in the second year of BSc Management are core modules:

·         Education policy and society: past and present

·         Educational research methods

·         Psychological practice in schools

·         Psychological aspects of teaching


Final year

You select from a list of optional modules that are grouped into pathways. You must select the core pathway and one other pathway:

·         Core Pathway

·         Teaching, learning and using language in educational contexts

·         Teaching and learning literature

·         Education and development

o    Models of writing

·         Human Resource Management Pathway

·         Organisational Behaviour Pathway

·         Management & Strategy Pathway

·         Dissertation Pathway


We realise that the prospect of employment is very important to you. That's why we offer more than high quality teaching and research; we prepare you for the world of work through a comprehensive support system which enables you to achieve your career ambitions, whatever they are.

Degrees that leave you highly employable 

Annually our students join leading organisations for their placements including Morgan Stanley, Ernst and Young, Intel, Xerox as well as joining the Public sector, Fortune 500 firms and SMEs.

The Confederation of British Industries has identified seven key capabilities essential for graduates to be employable. These are:

  1. Self-management
  2. Team working
  3. Business and customer awareness
  4. Problem solving
  5. Communication
  6. Application of numeracy
  7. Application of information technology


To ensure our students are well equipped in these areas, all of our undergraduate modules incorporate the development of these skills in some way. For example our entrepreneurial Business Planning module sees students work as part of a team to develop a business concept from scratch to finally present the idea and business plan to a panel of business experts. Our Qualitative and Quantitative first year modules ensure all students develop applied numeracy skills combined with problem solving, skills essential in many career paths. 

However Employability is more than having a set of skills, it is about having relevant work experience and the skills to then successfully apply for jobs, and through the support offered in-house in the College of Education, our students leave us well equipped to face the graduate recruitment market.


Entry requirements

·         A levels

·         GCSEs

·         International Baccalaureate

·         Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers

·         Irish Leaving Certificate

·         BTEC

·         Other qualifications

·         English Language Requirements

Mature students

We encourage applications from mature candidates. We assess each applicant individually and welcome applications from prospective students who have followed a vocational or work-based learning pathway and/or possess work place or managerial experience.

There are opportunities throughout the programme for students to use their work experience as part of their learning. We are prepared to modify the entrance requirements for mature candidates. However, a key factor in our decision is that you demonstrate recent ability and aptitude for study.

We would recommend that prospective mature students who are seeking to apply without recent or appropriate prior experience of further or higher education should begin their studies by taking a Foundation Programme.

Program Specific Accreditation

The Distance Education and Training Council for Business Schools and Programs (DETC) Board of Commissioners has granted accreditation to Newcastle University's  BSc in Educational Management diploma program.* DETC is one of three major accrediting agencies for business schools and is a leading specialized accrediting agency for business education. This recognition certifies that programs offered through Newcastle University's College of Business & Management meet the rigorous educational standards established by DETC.

*For a full list of Newcastle University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by DETC, please see the Accreditation page.

Want to learn more? Request information and a member of our team can help answer your questions.

* Figure based on 2013 graduates self-reporting data to Newcastle University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by Newcastle University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to Newcastle University Career Services.



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