Education Studies Birmingham City University

Undergraduate

Education is at the heart of the development of our society. By studying education you'll study the way society develops. Our BA (Hons) Education Studies considers the concept of education from a variety of perspectives and requires you to engage in critical reflection on the aims, values and policies of the UK education system as well as educational systems around the world. Throughout the course we arrange visits to and welcome guest speakers from organisations including, Thinktank, Historic England, CBSO, The Newman Brothers' Museum in the Jewellery Quarter. You will also have the opportunity to carry out work placement during year 2 to enhance your skills and experience.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    City South Campus, Edgbaston

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


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 code X300
Institution code B25
Campus name City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code E

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level C C C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Preferably in a relevant subject
Access to HE Diploma Pass including a minimum of 18 credits with merits or distinctions Preferably in a relevant subject
At least 18 level 3 credits should be merits or distinctions
GCSE English language and mathematics at C or above also required
Scottish Higher B B B C Can be combined with Scottish Advanced Highers to obtain 96 UCAS tariff points from a maximum of four subjects.
AS In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least two full A levels totalling at least 96 UCAS tariff points.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
Extended Project In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least two full A levels totalling at least 96 UCAS tariff points.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade 4 English language, maths and two further subjects
GCSE English language or mathematics equivalence available via www.equivalencytesting.com
HNC (BTEC) This qualification is considered at the tutor's discretion.
HND (BTEC) This qualification is considered at the tutor's discretion.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 12 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 96 UCAS Tariff Points
At least one Higher Level subject with grade 4 or above from Group 4 or 3 AND Grade 4 in Maths (Standard Level) And English Group A - Grade 4 or above,
OR English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 96 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See Irish Leaving Certificate under Level 3 entry
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Only in combination with other qualifications. In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least two full A levels totaling at least 96 UCAS tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD Preferably in a relevant subject. Can be combined with A levels, AS levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications up to a maximum of four A level equivalent qualifications totaling at least 96 UCAS tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM Preferably in a relevant subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Only in combination with other qualifications. In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least one full A level totaling at least 96 UCAS tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Only in combination with other qualifications. In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least one full A level totaling at least 96 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only in combination with other qualifications. In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least two full A levels totalling at least 96 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Preferably in a relevant subject
Can be combined with A levels, AS levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications up to a maximum of four A level equivalent qualifications totalling at least 96 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only in combination with other qualifications. In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least one full A level totalling at least 96UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Only in combination with other qualifications. In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least one full A level totalling at least 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades DDD.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least one full A level totalling the standard tariff requirement.

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

http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/education-studies-2018-19

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records check (DBS)


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no subtest below 5.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6, with no subtest below 5.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.