Middlesex University

Education Studies Middlesex University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Education Studies goes beyond just teaching and learning, setting you well on your way for a range of careers in the Education sector and beyond. Our degree is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience working in educational settings and explores how education defines the world around us.

Why study BA Education Studies at Middlesex University?

Our extensive history of delivering courses in the Department of Education means you benefit from the guidance of passionate academics who bring a wealth of professional experience within education and related sectors to their teaching. As research leaders, our academics are widely published across areas of multilingualism, diversity, child development and education. Our degree will extend your knowledge, skills and understanding of education studies and blends theory with practice.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop employability skills, Many of these are built into modules and include reflection, team work skills and professional development. Tutors and the university's Employability Service can provide support for finding suitable term-time and summer work experience. Students receive a Placement Pack which gives them a structure for planning to get the most from their work experience. A practitioner-based module within a workplace requires reflection on workplace structures, roles, responsibilities and skills and provides Level 6 credits. Students are guided to build a digital portfolio which compiles and showcases their developing knowledge and skills applicable to their future career choices.

Alongside the study of education theory and policy, the course draws from a range of disciplines, including history, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and law; which all contribute to the education field.

The theoretical knowledge our students gain is the perfect preparation for a career in policy-making, leadership, administration or management in education and is also an excellent foundation for our prestigious PGCE or Masters courses. Over 1.5 million people are employed in UK education in the public and private sectors, providing opportunities for ambitious graduates.

Course highlights
You will be supported throughout the process of gaining a practical placement to enhance your employability
Our tutors are active researchers who bring the latest research findings into their teaching: placing you at the cutting-edge of education practice in the UK
We'll help you to identify the ideal career route or postgraduate programme and support you to plan a successful future
You can take part in work experience in an educational setting. Experiences can be evidenced in a digital portfolio
Our placement office will support you through the placement process, including identifying a suitable host and making a winning application
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course details


Year 1: Historical, Sociological and Political Perspectives on Education (30 credits) - Compulsory, Approaches to Learning (30 credits) - Compulsory, Early Childhood Development (30 credits) - Compulsory, Key Thinkers in Philosophy of Education (30 credits) - Compulsory.
Year 2: Researching Lives: Social Investigation in the Contemporary World (30 credits) - Compulsory, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 credits) - Compulsory, Comparative Education (30 credits) - Optional, Curriculum Studies: Primary and Secondary Education (30 credits) - Optional, Education and the Social World: Who Educates Whom and Why? (30 credits) - Optional, Insight into Play (30 credits) - Optional, Professional Practice and Leadership in Educational Contexts (30 credits) - Optional.
Year 3: Dissertation Module for Education Studies (30 credits) - Compulsory, Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion (30 credits) - Optional, Children’s Literature (30 credits) - Optional, The Social and Emotional Aspects of Teaching & Learning (30 credits) - Optional, Being Young: Issues and Perspectives in Youth Studies (30 credits) - Optional, The Child in Context: The Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Development (30 credits) - Optional, Children’s Rights and Self Determination: Theory into Practice (30 credits) - Optional, Creativity and the Arts in Education (30 credits) - Optional

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 X300
Institution code M80
Campus name Hendon Campus
Campus code H

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits
P: 30 credits
Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (15 merit or higher)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
PTE Academic 51.0 With at least 51 in all components
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,500 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

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

Provider information

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Middlesex University
Hendon Campus
The Burroughs

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020 8411 5555

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