BA (Hons)

Education Studies

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Are you interested in the field of education and how children learn? Do you want to work with children and young people as a teacher or associated professional? Our degree in Education Studies is an ideal route into the children’s workforce.

Why study with us

  • Take advantage of our exciting global opportunities with the option to spend time studying abroad as part of our exchange programmes. Explore the world and experience new cultures as part of your degree.
  • Our Education courses offer focused support and student-centred teaching and learning.
  • You’ll have opportunities to undertake work placements in each of your three years of study in an educational setting (nursery, primary, secondary or further education/training).

What you'll do

  • The course is ideal for anyone who aspires to join the teaching profession, but it is not a teacher training programme. It also offers routes into non-teaching careers or postgraduate research.
  • You could gain international work experience in your second or third year by getting involved in projects run by the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership.
  • You will gain an excellent insight into what teaching requires, whilst gaining valuable skills that will prepare you for a variety of careers in other fields.
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Academic expertise

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Amanda Gorrell
Education Studies Lecturer
School of Psychology and Humanities

Amanda is the course leader for our BA in Educational Studies. She also teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is a supervisor on our EdD programme.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Many of our graduates go on to become teachers. They often go on to gain places on primary PGCE courses (teacher training) or, increasingly, undertake schools-based training. Take a look at the Get Into Teaching webpages for more advice on post-graduation routes into teaching. Our graduates also enter a range of other professional roles.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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