Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Teaching forms only a part of education. Understanding how people learn and are educated is a subject of great depth and variety. In fact, learning and education is not uniformly understood worldwide and can vary from country to country, region to region and culture to culture.

The Education BA at Brunel offers you the opportunity to combine the study of education with professional practice to give you a pathway into a range of education professions and postgraduate professional study including teacher training.

Whether you already know you want to teach or are looking to explore other education related fields – perhaps counselling, educational psychology, social services, local authority work, social work, administration and education management – Brunel’s Education BA will give you a strong foundation from which to build.

The course will equip you with a broad and balanced view of educational theory, policy and practice within a range of educational contexts. You will also have numerous opportunities to develop a range of transferable skills such as critical reflection, systematic analysis, communication, collaboration, presentation and writing.

When it comes to professional practice, Education BA includes three integrated work placements to give you the opportunity to explore different educational settings. To help you manage your time, you can do your placement experience weekly or in a block over the holidays.

If it’s teaching experience you’re seeking, Brunel’s network of partner schools is diverse and well-established which means you can gain highly valued teaching experience in vibrant multi-cultural schools where you will be fully supported by a work placement mentor as well as a Brunel tutor.

Course Modules

Year 1

Understanding Concepts in Education

Issues and Perspectives in Education

Human development

Education and Society

Study Skills and Methods of Enquiry

Educational Work Placements 1

Year 2

The Social Study of Childhood

Research Methods

Educational Practices

Educational Spaces

Education in Literature and the Media

Educational Practise

Year 3

Growing up in 21st Century Britain

Education in Different Contexts

Educational Work placement

Dissertation

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £15,400 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test65% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection