Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Education at Brunel is ranked 3rd in London (The Complete University Guide 2019) and 10th in the UK (The Guardian 2018).

We offer an innovative programme from which graduating students go on to secure employment in a range of exciting and rewarding education-related careers. These include: teaching; counselling; educational psychology; social work; educational administration; local education authority support; professional development and management training. Many of our undergraduate students also progress on to postgraduate studies in the field of education.

Our BA Education programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills, experiences and graduate attributes to support the education of children and young people in a variety of different educational settings. The programme is informed by a commitment to social justice and inclusion and you will gain a deep understanding of the role of education in a diverse society in the UK and internationally.

You'll have the opportunity to balance theory with professional practice by completing three placements during your time with us - one in each academic year. Our diverse network of schools and other education-related organisations will provide you with a highly-valued, situated learning experience in vibrant multicultural schools and other educational settings.

You will learn in various educational contexts which allow us to relate our programme to your individual career aspirations - whether they lie in teaching, youth work or any other role in education. We also offer a range of inspiring and thought provoking co-curricular activities and trips to further enhance your studies. We are also currently developing our links in order to offer international work-based learning in education.

Our BA in Education programme supports you in developing an in-depth, applied knowledge and understanding of schooling and of the wider world of education. It focuses on the following core strands: foundations of education; education and society; education and work; and education and research. Our staff use their extensive, specialist expertise as active researchers in the field to directly inform their teaching on this programme. They have a passion for teaching and this is reflected in the excellent feedback we receive from our BA Education students about the quality of our provision. Staff ensure that the experiences you gain in various educational settings support you in effectively connecting theory with practice.

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 Work Placements 2

Year 3

Growing up in 21st Century Britain

Education in Formal Contexts and Education in Informal Contexts


Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £15,860 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 subsectionTOEFL (iBT)92.0with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17PTE Academic58.0with a minimum of 51 in all subscores