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Discover Education Studies

Why choose this course?

If you think education is just about becoming a teacher, we’ll encourage you to think again. Discover the lasting impact education can have on people’s lives, from early years to lifelong learning, and prepare for a wide variety of careers both in schools and the wider community.

  • Choose an optional specialism in an area that sparks your interest: Career Development, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)*
  • You’ll be offered the opportunity to apply to travel abroad to gain an international perspective on education through our Erasmus+ Scheme or optional international fieldtrips. In the past, students have visited Morocco, The Gambia and Kenya.
  • If you choose one of our specialist pathways, you’ll undertake work placements. This valuable experience will be an advantage when you apply for your first graduate job.
  • Our teaching team have years of experience and will help you get to the heart of current debates around equality and fairness in the sector.

You can also study Education Studies as a joint honours degree and combine it with another subject.

* These pathways are currently subject to validation for September 2016 entry.

Entry requirements

CourseTypical entry requirementsUCAS code
BA (Hons) Education Studies (with optional pathway in: SEND, TESOL or Career Development) 260 UCAS points X300
Education Studies (Joint Honours) 220-300 UCAS points Y002

Where will it take you?

98.7% of our Education Studies graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing this course.

Depending on the pathway you choose, Education Studies will open up a wide range of opportunities, including careers in:

  • Social and health care contexts
  • SEND support
  • Careers and guidance
  • Learning support
  • Foreign language teaching
  • Mentoring
  • Offender and community learning

You could also undertake further study to become a teacher or SEND co-ordinator.