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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.
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
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|