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Brunel University London

Education with Placement

UCAS Code: X301

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Obtain a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M3,M3,M3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in any subject and an A level at grade C

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade CC

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

in any subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in any subject and an A level at grade C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

in any subject with A levels grade CC

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in any subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

96-120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Education studies

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.

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
Dissertation

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,860
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Education

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
high
Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

43%
Childcare and related personal services
17%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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