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Course summary

Why study BA Education Studies at Middlesex University? We blend theory and practice to extend and apply your knowledge, skills and understanding of education studies throughout your time with us. You’ll be taught by experienced academics who are research leaders across areas of diversity, child development, multilingualism and education. This course draws from a range of disciplines so you’ll learn about subjects such as history, sociology, law, and philosophy, and how they relate to education. A degree in education can open varied career avenues like education policy, management and research, charities, to name just a few. We're in the top 250 in the world for Education (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). Practice your hands-on skills with us We strongly encourage you to develop your employability skills throughout the course and this is often built into the modules from the start. These skills, sometimes referred to as soft skills, include reflection, professional development and team work. You’ll receive a Placement Planning Pack to help with structuring and planning for work experience, ensuring you get the most out of it. Additionally, you’ll undertake a practitioner-based module, set within a workplace, and build a digital portfolio that showcases the development of your knowledge and skills throughout the course. The course’s timetable is specifically arranged to give you the opportunity to arrange voluntary or paid work experience, or shorter placements. Typically, graduates go on to careers in educational settings, training programmes, and charities. It's also a route into a teaching role through a Primary or Senior PGCE. Get the support you need While you’re learning, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants, who have experience in your subject area. Whatever your career goals, our course aims to support what you want to do. Our links in the industry, along with your work placement, set you up for an exciting career in education.


Year 1 - Compulsory Historical, Social and Political Perspectives on Education (30 credits) Learning through the Lifespan: Social Contexts and Contemporary Policies (30 credits) Questions in Philosophy of Education (30 credits) Psychological Approaches to Learning (30 credits) Year 2 - Compulsory Introduction to Research Methods in Early Childhood and Education Studies (30 credits) Education for Social Justice: Equality, Diversities, and Inclusivity (30 credits) Developing Professional Practice in Educational Settings (30 credits) Year 2 - Optional - choose one: Comparative Education and Children’s Rights in a Global Context (30 credits) Curriculum Studies in Primary Education (30 credits) Families, Schools and Education (30 credits) Year 3 - Compulsory Independent Research Project for Education Studies (30 credits) Year 3 - Optional - choose three: Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion (30 credits) The Digital Child: Childhood in the Contemporary Media Landscape (30 credits) Creativity and the Arts in Education (30 credits) Youth Studies: Critical Debates and Contemporary Issues (30 credits) Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning in Education and Early Years (30 credits)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on course page at Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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 £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
BA Education Studies at Middlesex University - UCAS