Education Studies

Discover Education Studies

BA (Hons) Education Studies will enable you to develop a solid understanding of education, from early years to lifelong learning. You’ll explore the lasting impact of inspirational education and discover how moral and social issues shape learning.

Our Education Studies course offers you the opportunity to:

  • tailor your degree to your career aspirations by choosing one of three specialist pathways in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or Career Development*
  • gain an insight into international education on one of our exciting fieldtrips. Previous students have visited The Gambia, Morocco, and Kenya
  • undertake a 12-day work placement in a nursery, school, or college of your choice. This valuable real world experience will strengthen your CV.

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

*These pathways are currently subject to validation.

Where will it take you?

97.5% of our Education Studies graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing this course.

Education Studies opens up a range of career opportunities, enabling you to work in education-based fields, including careers and guidance, and social or health care sectors. If you want to become a teacher, Education Studies provides you with a solid foundation to undertake a PGCE.

Previous graduates have gone on to enjoy careers as Classroom Support Assistants, Welfare Child Protection Officers, and even Foreign Language Teachers.

Discover Derby

Derby is a lively, welcoming city packed with vibrant personalities and everything you’ll need as a student – shopping, eating out, nightlife, sports, and entertainment. It’s also one of the UK’s most forward thinking cities, renowned for technology and innovation, and boasts the fastest growing economy in the UK.

Join us at an Open Day

Choosing the right university is a big decision, so we’d love to help by showing you what we have to offer. You can find out more about Education Studies from our friendly staff, and our current students will be on hand to give you an insight into life at the University of Derby. You can also tour the campus and halls of residence to discover if we’re the university for you.



According to the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), 90% of students were satisfied with the overall quality of the course.