Education University of Birmingham

Undergraduate

The BA (Hons) Education undergraduate course at Birmingham is one of the most prestigious education degrees in the UK.

Our students learn about education as a dynamic process of human, cultural, economic, and social development that is fundamental to a changing, globalised world. As an interdisciplinary degree, the BA Education combines ideas and research from education, psychology, sociology, philosophy and history. The programme includes a placement in your second year so that you can apply your knowledge to work with children and young people in a professional setting.

Our students go on to high achieving careers working with children and young people in a variety of fields ranging from teaching, social work, policy, psychology and research.

The degree is interdisciplinary and combines ideas and research from areas such as education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, social policy and history. It is designed for both UK/EU and international students who have career aspirations and/or academic interests in the fields of childhood and education.

The BA (Hons) Education gives you the option in your second year to study overseas at one of our partner institutions for the first semester.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    30 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Please visit course page on our website https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/edu/ba-education.aspx for a detailed description of modules.


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 LX33
Institution code B32
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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 3 A Levels required, typically ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are accepted but subjects are considered on a case by case basis. BTEC Extended Diploma DDD; typical offers when offered in combination with A Levels: A in A Level plus DM in the BTEC Diploma; or AB in A Levels plus D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Maths and English at GCSE grade C or above. Please note, a GCSE Science at grade C is preferred but not essential. (For students wishing to pursue a career in Primary or Early Years teaching, it is essential to hold a GCSE Science at grade C).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 655 at Higher Level (Plus 32 points overall)
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,740 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 information on international fees please see: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/International/students/finance/fees.aspx