University of Brighton

Education University of Brighton Degree level: Undergraduate


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Education changes people’s lives. It is central to our society and a topic of heated debate. Our Education BA(Hons) enables you to develop in-depth knowledge of education across all ages that will open doors to a wide range of career opportunities.

You will experience a dynamic learning approach, encountering new ideas, perspectives and world views. Drawing on psychology, sociology, philosophy, history and social policy, your studies will offer you a solid foundation for your understanding of the subject.

You’ll benefit from the flexibility of the course which enables you to tailor learning to your own areas of interests. Previous students have focused on areas including primary teaching, international education, special educational needs and disability.

Placement opportunities, either in the UK or overseas, offer you the opportunity to apply your learning in a setting of your choice and explore potential career paths. Our students have spent their placements with schools, local authorities, prisons, community groups, museums, charities, the police and youth centres.

You will be taught by a highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic team using facilities that include our curriculum centre with its 30,000 specialist resources. Events such as our employability day and Education BA conference will help to ensure you graduate with well-rounded skills.

The Education BA(Hons) significantly enhances prospects, opening doors to further study as well as professional employment. Many of our students choose to stay with us after graduation, securing places on our PGCE and MA courses as the next step towards their career in education.

Course details


In your first year you will explore a range of psychological and sociological theories of human development, and examine the role of the family and wider institutions in education and development. You'll also experience your first placement. In Year 2 you will look at theories of how culture, aid and globalisation shape today's education. A key feature of the second year is an eight-week placement. In your final year you will learn the key knowledge, initiatives, policies and ideas around education and undertake a period of individual research and a dissertation, specific to your own interests and career aspirations.

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

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Course code X300
Institution code B72
Campus name Brighton
Campus code B

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 96 points
A level CCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits Pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in communication, numeracy and IT required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 15 credits at distinction and the rest at merit.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
at least three subjects including English language and maths (or equivalent)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Must include three subjects at Higher Level.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


International applicants applying outside of the EU are normally asked to have a Skype or phone interview with the admissions tutor before a decision is made.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Home or EU applicants placement years attract an annual fee of £1,230. Many of our courses include the option of a salaried placement year. Standard tuition fees for full-time international students starting in 2018 vary by course type : Classroom-based courses £12,900 per year. Non-classroom based (laboratory/workshop-based) courses £14,040 per year Placement year £2,000 per year. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder ( Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include things such as health or criminal record checks, specialist materials and mandatory field trips. Optional field trips, accommodation and course materials are not included in the tuition fees and you will need to pay for these yourself. Please contact the school that delivers your course about possible extra costs before you apply. The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2018–19. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

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