Brunel University London

Course Introduction

We believe education, culture and creativity are inextricably linked. Study Contemporary Education at Brunel and you will gain a deep understanding of the role of education in a diverse society, both in the UK and beyond. Our students blend theory and practice based modules meaning they leave with the skills desired by many education'based industries. The course is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to support the next generation of children and young people. Our students undertake placements in a variety of educational environments including; community based organisations, the floating classroom at Groundworks, youth offending institutions, and faith schools. Brunel's commitment to the study of education is reflected in our expanding portfolio of innovative taught programmes and our increasingly strong research profile. Ours is a forward'looking approach, designed for changing times and to support and inspire students who will become decision'makers in the years to come. Our schools network is diverse and well'established, which means you will gain highly valued teaching experience in vibrant multicultural schools. Back on campus our friendly academic staff teach in small classes so our programme can be tailored to your individual career aspirations ' whether they lie in teaching, youth work or any other child or youth support role. Contemporary Education provides an excellent preparation for professionally qualifying courses such as QTS.

Course Modules

Level 1: core: Understanding learning; human development: childhood to adolescence 1; education and society; multi'disciplinary perspectives; study skills and methods of enquiry; working in educational settings. Level 2 Core: Living and learning in different communities: cultural perspectives and comparisons; human development: childhood to adolescence 2; individual and group learning in informal environments; multi disciplinary perspectives 2; research methods; exploring educational environments. Level 3 Core: Growing up in twenty first century Britain; education in formal contexts; education in informal contexts; research in educational contexts; research project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 29
  • GCE A-level BBC
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBBB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units) D
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

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17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 3%

Total Coursework: 84%

Total Practical: 13%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation