Brunel University London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
Understanding Concepts in Education
Issues and Perspectives in Education
Education and Society
Study Skills and Methods of Enquiry
Educational Work Placements 1
The Social Study of Childhood
Education in Literature and the Media
Educational Work Placements 2
Growing up in 21st Century Britain
Education in Formal Contexts and Education in Informal Contexts
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|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
|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
|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.