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University of Bristol

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education Studies

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Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Bristol has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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On this course you will learn how education can contribute towards changing societies and individuals. You will explore how learning happens at all ages, from very young children to older adults. You will learn about education in a range of settings, from schools and universities to online communities, social movements, workplaces and care homes. You will develop expertise in UK education and will study global, international and comparative educational perspectives. The course currently includes an optional placement unit, Education in Practice, where you can apply your learning and gain valuable workplace experience through a placement in a school, charitable organisation, business, museum, community group or research setting. This degree is great preparation for careers anywhere that education matters, including routes into primary teaching, work in the public or private sectors, and careers with charitable organisations.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeX300
Institution code B78
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC - ABB Standard offer: ABB Contextual offer: BBC Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM DDM in a relevant subject.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Additional written work may be required; please contact the Enquiries team for details. Mature students are welcome to contact [email protected] to check the suitability of their Access course.
Scottish Higher AABBB Standard Higher: AABBB
Scottish Advanced Higher AB Advanced Higher: AB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 29 points Standard offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level. Contextual offer: 29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.

European Baccalaureate offer: 77% overall

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2021/education/bsc-education-studies/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £20100 Year 1
International £20100 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Education Studies at University of Bristol - UCAS