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BA in Education

Brunel University London, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 22,379

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  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
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 education.
  • Whether you are looking to explore education related fields – such as counselling, educational psychology, social services, local authority work, social work, administration and education management – or you already know you want to teach, 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 skills.
  • When it comes to professional practice, the 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 Brunel tutor.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level CCC.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM in a related subject. Other subjects may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma MM in a related subject, with an A-Level at grade C.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in any subject, with A-Levels at grade CC is preferred however 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas can be assessed on an individual basis.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 27 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3. 
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • The Brunel Education BA aims to equip you with a broad and balanced view of educational theory, policy and practice within a range of educational contexts.
  • In each year of the course you will study a set of compulsory modules and undertake an integral placement to help you put what you learn into practice in a variety of educational settings.

The course is structured around three broad learning strands that run through each year:

  • Education, culture and society
  • Educational theory and development
  • Professional skills and practice

Please see programme specification for the specific modules that are available.

  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

  • ED1703 - Understanding Concepts in Education
  • ED1704 - Issues and Perspectives in Education
  • ED1705 - Human Development
  • ED1706 - Education and Society
  • ED1707 - Study Skills and Methods of Enquiry
  • ED1708 - Education Work Placements 1

Year 2

  • ED2700 - The Social Study of Children and Young People
  • ED2701 - Research MethodsED2702 - Education Work Placements 2
  • ED2703 - Educational Spaces
  • ED2704 - Education in Literature and the Media
  • ED2705 - Educational Practices

Year 3

  • ED3700 - Growing Up in 21st Century Britain
  • ED3701 - Education in Different Contexts
  • ED3702 - Educational Work Placements 3
  • ED3606 - Education and Research 3 – Dissertatio
  • UK 
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement year 
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy.
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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