Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent:
Canterbury Christ Church University, located in Kent in the South East of England, is the largest centre of higher education in Kent for the public services - notably teacher training, policing and health and social care. Originally opened in 1962 as a teacher training college, it has grown from 650 students to 18000, studying programmes across five faculties of Arts & Humanities, Business & Management, Education, Health &Social Care and Social and Applied Sciences. The University has a network of centres and campuses across Kent in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Tunbridge Wells and Medway, offering diverse programmes which reflect the unique profiles of each campus.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes:
We have extensive and flexible programmes allowing you to choose the right courses for you, whatever your circumstances. Two thirds of students study programmes related to teacher education and health and social care and a third of students study a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Business and Management and Social and Applied Sciences. The extensive combined honours programme allows flexibility of study.
As a gateway to the rest of the UK and the continent, we have a thriving European and international student population representing cultures from across the world. We also host Erasmus exchange programmes and USA Study Abroad programmes.
The Faculty of Education provides a wide range of high quality and innovative initial teacher education programmes. We have large, dynamic teams of staff much valued by student teachers, especially for the support they provide, and mature, successful partnerships with hundreds of schools in Kent, Medway, London and further afield. The Faculty welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and is strongly committed to equal opportunities and race equality.
The Faculty has recently received the highest possible Ofsted grades of outstanding for all of its Primary ITE programmes for ages 3-19 and overall has teh best combination of grades across mainstream, employment-based and post-compulsory education in the country. It has consistentlyoffered high quality provision with outstanding provision for primary ITE since the first inspections of ITE in the 1990s.. We believe our success is linked to our flexibility in providing programmes to suit many different needs, a focus on creativity and the critical analysis of classroom practice, and above all an emphasis on how teachers can engage, inspire and promote learning in all their pupils.
We offer undergraduate routes which lead directly to teaching qualifications in Primary and Secondary education, and full details of these are provided in our prospectus. We also provide an extensive range of postgraduate teaching qualifications. Since some students choose to enter teaching by first taking an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject and then qualifying as a teacher through a separate programme, some headline information about these programmes is provided below and the University’s Postgraduate prospectus provides full details. The University also provides ongoing professional support for teachers in post through its Masters programmes, so choosing to train as a teacher with us can be the start of long term relationship.
UNDERGRADUATE ROUTES INTO TEACHING:
1. Three year full-time Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Primary Education (with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status).
2. Two year part-time Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Primary Education (with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status). This is available as a progression route for students who have completed a Foundation Degree or equivalent.
3. People who are currently working with children or young people in an educational setting can follow the University’s Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies or Foundation Degree in Early Years Studies. Successful completion of these programmes can be followed by two years on the school-based Registered Teacher Programme which leads to Qualified Teacher Status, while also working towards the completion of a degree.
Three year full-time Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Secondary Mathematics or Science with Secondary Education (with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status). The Mathematics qualification is taught jointly with the University of Kent.
POSTGRADUATE ROUTES INTO TEACHING:
The Faculty of Education offers an extensive suite of Postgraduate and Professional Graduate Certificates in Education. It also acts as an Accredited Provider for the Graduate Teacher Programme, and manages a number of innovative initial teacher education projects including Teach First, and PGCE Inspire.
The University welcomes and encourages applications from its own undergraduates, but places cannot be guaranteed without interview. If you are considering entering teaching via a Postgraduate route, please consider carefully which subject or subjects you study for your first degree. You will need to demonstrate degree level subject knowledge in a school curriculum subject to gain a place on a Postgraduate teaching programme. For Primary Postgraduate programmes a degree including Early Childhood Studies is also acceptable.
The Postgraduate and Professional Graduate Certificates in Education include full-time and parttime primary programmes, full-time 7–14, 11–18 and 14–19 programmes, and a modular, flexible programme including Primary Education, and Secondary English, Mathematics and Music.
The Secondary portfolio includes a programme combined with a ‘Master 1’ qualification which students work in France to complete.
The subjects currently available in the 7–14, 11–18 and 14–19 programmes include: Art and Design, Business Studies, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Citizenship and PE (11-18 only) and Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, PE, RE and Science (11-18 and 7-14).
The Faculty also offers a one year full-time PGCE for those who wish to teach in the post compulsory sector. The areas of study currently offered by the University include: Basic Skills, Business and Administration, Sport, Leisure and Tourism; Humanities and Arts and Social Sciences; Science and Technology and Health Care. Students who complete this programme can be found working in a wide range of learning settings including Further Education and Tertiary Colleges, Adult Education Centres, Universities, Training Centres and Workshops.
The Faculty of Health and Social Care is the largest provider of health and social care programmes in the South East of England. It prepares students to enter one of ten professions and offers continuing professional development programmes to registered and unregistered workers in health and social care. The Faculty has adopted an interprofessional learning philosophy to ensure that those who receive one of our awards are enabled to work collaboratively.
The Pre-registration Interprofessional Learning Programme:
BA / BSc(Hons) programmes leading to registration to practise in the UK are offered in Adult Nursing, Diagnostic Radiography, Child Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy (OT), Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Science and Social Work. The Faculty also offers a pre-registration Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy and an MA Social Work.
The three year full-time undergraduate programme is offered at the Canterbury and Medway campuses, beginning in September each year. All pathways undertake some common modules and some that are specific to their chosen profession. Each includes practice placements where students are mentored to achieve their practice competences. Some programmes, for example nursing, have an overall balance of 50% practice and 50% theory, whilst others spend less time in practice, for example OT. Practice placements in diverse setting are arranged by the Practice Learning Unit and are appropriate to the students’ learning needs.
Post-qualifying and Postgraduate Programmes:
The Faculty has a large number of modules and programmes for qualified practitioners at graduate and postgraduate levels. The graduate level programmes are for practitioners who have a Diploma-level qualification, which they wish to ‘top-up’ to a degree. They include clinical practice, specialist practice in social work and work-based learning. The programmes are modular; students complete 6 x 20 credits modules at level 6 within a five year period.
Postgraduate part time programmes include the MSc Interprofessional Health and Social Care and MSc Advanced Practice for a range of professions, including our internationally renowned Clinical Reporting programme. Students undertake 9 x 20 credits modules to achieve their masters award. The University also has MA programmes in Play Therapy and Dance Movement Therapy, which are delivered in collaboration with professional partners.
In addition, there are two full-time, one year Masters awards for doctors; an MSc Cardiology and a MCh in Minimally Invasive Surgical Practice (offered in 2011, subject to validation). The Faculty is able to offer supervision for PhD students in most areas of health and social care.
Foundation Degree Courses:
The Faculty of Health and Social Care has developed a range of work-based Foundation Degrees in partnership with the NHS, social care and voluntary organisations. Students are generally sponsored by their employers and undertake 6 x 20 credits modules at level 4 and 6 at level 5. Some modules are taught in the University and others are learned in the workplace with support from academic staff and workplace supervisors. Within the NHS setting the achievement of one of these awards may lead to Assistant Practitioner status.
Non-award Bearing Programmes:
The Faculty acknowledges that individuals do not always wish to study for an academic award and employers may require training for their staff. We are able to deliver training programmes on topics of interest in health and social care; both clinical and professional, such as leadership. We can also ‘quality mark’ existing courses offered by organisations.
The Arts and Humanities:
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities provides a vibrant and creative environment for teaching, learning and research. We offer flexible study at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including part-time and full-time courses.
This vibrant Faculty includes five academic departments: English and Language Studies, History and American Studies, Media and Art provision, Music and Theology and Religious Studies. These departments offer an exciting and high quality range of Single and Combined Honours undergraduate degree programmes, and Certificate, Foundation, Diploma, Masters and PhD postgraduate programmes. The programmes include traditional, high-tech and vocational subjects, and equip students with skills needed in the workplace.
Added to this, there is a varied programme of musical events, conferences and lectures to enjoy, often involving internationally renowned musicians, speakers, artists, composers, broadcasters, and film-makers.
Students in the Department of Art study in our purpose built studios in Canterbury and Folkestone. We offer practical courses that give students the chance to express their ideas and feelings through a range of contemporary visual media, including drawing, painting and digital lens based art.
The Department of English and Language Studies offers a range of courses and research in English Literature, Applied Linguistics Language Teaching and Teacher Education, Culture and Communication, Modern Foreign Languages, Creative Writing, and study skills in English.
We also offer short certificates and training courses for those interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages and our strong international links open up great opportunities for students to travel and study abroad.
History and American Studies are separate but related programmes. American Studies consists largely of American politics, history and diplomacy but also includes options in American film, literature and art. American Studies students are able to spend time in North America ranging from a short trip to New York to a semester or year studying in the USA or Canada.
The History programme consists of courses from medieval, early modern and later modern history, including options in American history. It is also possible to combine History with Archaeology.
The Department of Media has a strong reputation within the industry and their close links with major media companies and corporations means that our graduates are well placed to enter their chosen profession. Similarly, our Broadstairs Campus has excellent industry links. As a designated Apple and Adobe Accredited Training Centre, students are able to take additional professional qualifications that are certified by these companies alongside their studies, which enhance their employability after graduation.
The Department of Music is continuing to grow with new programmes, new facilities and more students and staff than ever. We offer a full range of programmes - from an Access to Music, through undergraduate degrees in Music, Music Technology, Music Production, Commercial Music and Performing Arts to the postgraduate degrees of MMus and MPhil/PhD, across Canterbury, Broadstairs and Folkestone.
The department of Theology and Religious Studies welcomes students of all faiths and none. It is based just minutes from Canterbury Cathedral, the birth place of English Christianity. However, the strengths and interests within our department mean that you can study a broad range of areas including Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism, with some unique courses that you won’t find elsewhere.
Business and Management programmes:
The provision of business and management programmes is offered through departments committed to developing individuals and organisations through excellence in business and management education, research, and consultancy, across Canterbury, Broadstairs, Folkestone and Tunbridge Wells. The Business School offers certificates, diplomas and masters to public services and business sector employees, including the UK's first postgraduate qualification in public sector shared services (PCSS).
The Department for Leadership and Management Development provides high quality consultancy services and bespoke leadership and management development programmes to clients throughout the UK and mainland Europe.
We also have close associations with industry and business via academic programmes, consultancy and funded projects. We have successful graduate placement programmes and internships, benefitting both graduates and businesses. Our Centre for Enterprise and Business Development (CEBD) is the designated gateway for business support, including bespoke training programmes and regular business forums. The University is involved in a wide range of collaborative knowledge exchange activities with external partners and works closely with the local business community through organisations such as the Federation of Small Businesses, local councils, and Chambers of Commerce.
Social and Applied Sciences programmes:
Programmes in Social and Applied Sciences provide a diverse range of subjects from Computing, Tourism and Politics to Psychology, Sciences and Policing, to provide teaching, learning and research opportunities with great choice and flexibility.
We have established undergraduate programmes in Canterbury and Broadstairs including BA/BSc (Hons) Geography which has achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Students' Survey for the last three years.
The second biggest Clinical Psychology Doctorate in the country is based at our Salomons Campus in Tunbridge Wells, as well as a thriving Consultancy Unit, offering supervision to front-line practitioners and senior managers, a Psychological Therapies Services for staff in the Public Sector and support for Serious Case Reviews. We have a growing postgraduate portfolio with expertise in Psychology and Psychological Therapies, Masters programmes in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Computing and Cybercrime Forensics and Forensic Computing.
We also provide vocational programmes for serving Police Officers and a Masters programme for serving law enforcement officers and a mediation clinic to support the resolution of disputes quickly and effectively for members of the local community, and staff and students at the University.
Research and PhD opportunities with particular strengths in areas related to sport psychology, ecology and law and criminal justice practice and the provision of scientific services to elite athletes in Kent contribute to the diversity of programmes and opportunities on offer.
Range of subjects:
Arts & Humanities:
Art: Fine and Applied Arts
Art: Visual Arts and Design
Broadcast and Interactive TV (Foundation Degree)
Church Music (Foundation Degree)
Creative and Professional Writing *subject to validation
Creative Arts *subject to validation
Creative Arts Management *subject to validation
Drama *subject to validation
English Language and Communication
Film, Radio and Television Studies (with pathways in Film, Radio, Television, Broadcasting and Animation)
History with Archaeology
International Foundation Music
International Foundation Programme
Journalism: Multimedia Journalism
Media and Cultural Studies
Music Access Programme
Music Industry Management
Music: Commercial Music
Music: Creative Music Technology
Performing Arts (with pathways in Dance, Drama, Technical Theatre and Vocal Studies)
Video and Motion Graphics
Business & Science:
Accounting and Finance
Business Management (Logistics)
Business Management (Retail)
Digital Marketing *subject to validation
Human Resource Management
Professional Development by Work Related Learning
Childhood Studies (BA Hons)
Childhood Studies (Foundation Degree)
Early Childhood Studies
Early Years Studies (Foundation Degree)
Informal Education (Youth Work and Community Learning & Development)
Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS)
Primary Education - BA (Hons)
Primary Education (7-11) - Part-time Route
Primary Education (Part-Time Progression Route)
Health & Social Care:
Children and Families (Foundation Degree)
Health and Social Care (Foundation Degree)
Health Studies (with pathways in Health Promotion and Public Health)
Midwifery for Registered General Nurses
Nursing Studies: Adult Nursing
Nursing Studies: Child Nursing
Nursing Studies: Mental Health Nursing
Operating Department Practice (ODP)
Social and Applied Sciences:
Computing (Foundation Degree)
Crime and Policing
Ecology and Conservation
Physical Education and Sport & Exercise Science
Plant Science *subject to validation
Police Studies / Policing (Pre-Service)
Politics and Global Governance
Politics and Governance
Politics and International Relations
Psychology (Sport and Exercise)
Science with Secondary Education (QTS)
Sociology and Social Science
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Sport and Exercise Science
Sport and Leisure Management
Tourism and Leisure Studies
Urban and Regional Studies
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