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The undergraduate BA (Hons) Education degree at Birmingham is one of the most prestigious education degrees in the UK.
Students learn about education as a human, cultural, economic, and social development that is fundamental to a changing, globalised world. The BA Education degree combines ideas and research from education, psychology, sociology, philosophy and history.
Each of the three years of study is worth 120 credits. This includes a compulsory two-week vocational placement during the second year and completion of a dissertation.
It is designed for both UK/EU and international students who have academic interests in education or aspirations to work with children and young people in a variety of fields ranging from teaching and social work to policy and psychology.
The BA (Hons) Education degree 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.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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.
|Campus name||Main Site|
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|
|A level||3 A Levels required, typically ABB. General Studies not accepted|
|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|