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Education Studies (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

Education Studies enables insights into how education systems develop, how children and adults learn and what the key issues, policies and debates are in education today. The course is relevant to those who wish to enter a wide variety of careers as well as those who seek to go on to qualify as teachers. There are opportunities for volunteering and research in educational settings.

You can undertake Education Studies as part of a joint award, where Education Studies is taken throughout the three years along with another subject, allowing for a high level of flexibility in deciding your degree pathway. It can also be studied as a single honours degree. Education Studies is taught by an enthusiastic and experienced team which has substantial research and teaching experience in schools, colleges and higher education. In addition, the programme involves practical experiences that will enhance your understanding of how educational institutions work. There are opportunities for visits, researching educational settings and activities in schools and other educational contexts.

Education Studies can be taken with any subject listed on the combination table.

Suggested combinations include:

Education Studies and Social Care

Education Studies and Business Entrepreneurship

Education Studies and Psychology

Education Studies and English


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Three years full-time or flexible part-time.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level, DMM at BTEC or 112 UCAS points. We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.