Brunel University London

Education with Placement Brunel University London Degree level: Undergraduate


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Education at Brunel is ranked 3rd in London (The Complete University Guide 2019) and 10th in the UK (The Guardian 2018).

We offer an innovative programme from which graduating students go on to secure employment in a range of exciting and rewarding education-related careers. These include: teaching; counselling; educational psychology; social work; educational administration; local education authority support; professional development and management training. Many of our undergraduate students also progress on to postgraduate studies in the field of education.

Our BA Education programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills, experiences and graduate attributes to support the education of children and young people in a variety of different educational settings. The programme is informed by a commitment to social justice and inclusion and you will gain a deep understanding of the role of education in a diverse society in the UK and internationally.

You'll have the opportunity to balance theory with professional practice by completing three placements during your time with us - one in each academic year. Our diverse network of schools and other education-related organisations will provide you with a highly-valued, situated learning experience in vibrant multicultural schools and other educational settings.

You will learn in various educational contexts which allow us to relate our programme to your individual career aspirations - whether they lie in teaching, youth work or any other role in education. We also offer a range of inspiring and thought provoking co-curricular activities and trips to further enhance your studies. We are also currently developing our links in order to offer international work-based learning in education.

Our BA in Education programme supports you in developing an in-depth, applied knowledge and understanding of schooling and of the wider world of education. It focuses on the following core strands: foundations of education; education and society; education and work; and education and research. Our staff use their extensive, specialist expertise as active researchers in the field to directly inform their teaching on this programme. They have a passion for teaching and this is reflected in the excellent feedback we receive from our BA Education students about the quality of our provision. Staff ensure that the experiences you gain in various educational settings support you in effectively connecting theory with practice.

Course details


Year 1
Understanding Concepts in Education
Issues and Perspectives in Education
Human development
Education and Society
Study Skills and Methods of Enquiry
Educational Work Placements 1

Year 2
The Social Study of Childhood
Research Methods
Educational Practices
Educational Spaces
Education in Literature and the Media
Educational Work Placements 2

Year 3
Growing up in 21st Century Britain
Education in Formal Contexts and Education in Informal Contexts

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 X301
Institution code B84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M3, M3, M3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H4, H4, H4, H4
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject and an A level at grade C
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade CC
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in any subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and an A level at grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade CC
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test 65% in Brunel English Language Test with no less than 55% in each subsection
PTE Academic 58.0 with a minimum of 51 in all subscores
TOEFL (iBT) 92.0 with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £15,860 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Brunel University London
Kingston Lane

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+44 (0)1895 265 265

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