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The undergraduate BA (Hons) Education degree at Birmingham is one of the most prestigious education degrees in the UK.

Our students learn about education as a dynamic process of human, cultural, economic, and social development that is fundamental to a changing, globalised world. As an interdisciplinary degree, the BA Education degree combines ideas and research from education, psychology, sociology, philosophy and history. The Education degree includes a placement in your second year so that you can apply your knowledge to work with children and young people in a professional setting.

Our students who complete our Education degree go on to high achieving careers working with children and young people in a variety of fields ranging from teaching, social work, policy, psychology and research.

This Education degree is interdisciplinary and combines ideas and research from areas such as education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, social policy and history. It is designed for both UK/EU and international students who have career aspirations and/or academic interests in the fields of childhood and education.

The BA (Hons) Education degree gives you the option in your second year to study overseas at one of our partner institutions for the first semester.

Programme structure

Year One

Introduction to Psychology
Equality and Diversity: Children, Families and Society
The following must be taken unless a Widenening Horizons Module is chosen in place of one of the modules

Schooling: a social and cultural history
Contemporary Issues in Education
Philosophy of Education
Young People and Social Change
A Widening Horizons module

Year Two

Education Policy and Social Justice
Researching Childhood and Education

Child Development: Psychological Approaches
Global Education: issues, opportunities, futures
Teaching and Learning in Schools
Changing Behaviours: A History
Year Three

Researching Education (Dissertation)

Cultural Psychology and Child Development
Children as Citizens
Exploring Disability and Inclusion
Learning Communities
Identity Politics and Everyday Life
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2019. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Career opportunities

Our graduates from the School of Education use these skills and their practical experience to pursue successful careers in roles directly related to our BA Education degree programme such as:

Primary School Teaching – 40% of our graduate progress to careers in teaching, with many studying our Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education or Early Years (QTS)
Special Educational Needs Teacher
Educational Psychologist
Child Pyschotherapist
Social Worker
Speech and Language Therapist
Learning Mentor
Others use their transferable skills developed during their Education degree to go onto successful careers that are indirectly related to the programme such as:

Community Development Worker
Museum Education Officer
Youth Worker
Careers Adviser/Personal Adviser

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States