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Middlesex University

Education Studies

UCAS Code: X300

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

Entry requirements

Access to HE Diploma


Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (15 merit or higher)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

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About this course

Course option


Full-time | 2021


Education studies

Education Studies goes beyond just teaching and learning, setting you well on your way for a range of careers in the Education sector and beyond. Our degree is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience working in educational settings and explores how education defines the world around us.

**Why study BA Education Studies at Middlesex University?**

Our extensive history of delivering courses in the Department of Education means you benefit from the guidance of passionate academics who bring a wealth of professional experience within education and related sectors to their teaching. As research leaders, our academics are widely published across areas of multilingualism, diversity, child development and education. Our degree will extend your knowledge, skills and understanding of education studies and blends theory with practice.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop employability skills, Many of these are built into modules and include reflection, team work skills and professional development. Tutors and the university's Employability Service can provide support for finding suitable term-time and summer work experience. Students receive a Placement Pack which gives them a structure for planning to get the most from their work experience. A practitioner-based module within a workplace requires reflection on workplace structures, roles, responsibilities and skills and provides Level 6 credits. Students are guided to build a digital portfolio which compiles and showcases their developing knowledge and skills applicable to their future career choices.

Alongside the study of education theory and policy, the course draws from a range of disciplines, including history, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and law; which all contribute to the education field.

The theoretical knowledge our students gain is the perfect preparation for a career in policy-making, leadership, administration or management in education and is also an excellent foundation for our prestigious PGCE or Masters courses. Over 1.5 million people are employed in UK education in the public and private sectors, providing opportunities for ambitious graduates.

**Course highlights**
You will be supported throughout the process of gaining a practical placement to enhance your employability
Our tutors are active researchers who bring the latest research findings into their teaching: placing you at the cutting-edge of education practice in the UK
We'll help you to identify the ideal career route or postgraduate programme and support you to plan a successful future
You can take part in work experience in an educational setting. Experiences can be evidenced in a digital portfolio
Our placement office will support you through the placement process, including identifying a suitable host and making a winning application
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.


Year 1: Historical, Sociological and Political Perspectives on Education (30 credits) - Compulsory, Approaches to Learning (30 credits) - Compulsory, Early Childhood Development (30 credits) - Compulsory, Key Thinkers in Philosophy of Education (30 credits) - Compulsory.
Year 2: Researching Lives: Social Investigation in the Contemporary World (30 credits) - Compulsory, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 credits) - Compulsory, Comparative Education (30 credits) - Optional, Curriculum Studies: Primary and Secondary Education (30 credits) - Optional, Education and the Social World: Who Educates Whom and Why? (30 credits) - Optional, Insight into Play (30 credits) - Optional, Professional Practice and Leadership in Educational Contexts (30 credits) - Optional.
Year 3: Dissertation Module for Education Studies (30 credits) - Compulsory, Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion (30 credits) - Optional, Children’s Literature (30 credits) - Optional, The Social and Emotional Aspects of Teaching & Learning (30 credits) - Optional, Being Young: Issues and Perspectives in Youth Studies (30 credits) - Optional, The Child in Context: The Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Development (30 credits) - Optional, Children’s Rights and Self Determination: Theory into Practice (30 credits) - Optional, Creativity and the Arts in Education (30 credits) - Optional

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Course location:

Hendon Campus


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Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Teaching and learning

Staff make the subject interesting
Staff are good at explaining things
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
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

Library resources
IT resources
Course specific equipment and facilities
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

UK students
International students
Male students
Female students
2:1 or above
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)


After graduation

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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.

Average annual salary
Employed or in further education
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

Teaching and educational professionals
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
Nursing and midwifery 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.


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







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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