University of Brighton Education

University of Brighton Education

Education changes people’s lives. It is central to our society and a topic of heated debate. This degree enables you to develop an in-depth understanding of education that will open doors to a wide range of opportunities in the sector, including research and postgraduate study.

Taught by a team of highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic education specialists, you will experience a dynamic learning approach, encountering a range of new ideas, perspectives and world views. Drawing on psychology, sociology, philosophy, history and social policy your studies will offer you a solid foundation for your understanding of the subject as well as flexibility and choice with modules. The course serves as ideal preparation if you are interested in teaching.

Work placements will enable you to explore career avenues or gain experience in your chosen career. We will help you find appropriate placements to ensure you gain relevant experience to build your CV.

The Education BA(Hons) significantly enhances prospects, opening doors to further study as well as professional employment. Many of our students choose to stay with us after graduation, securing places on our PGCE and MA courses as the next step towards their career in education

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2017. They should be used as a general guide.

We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.



International Baccalaureate
28 points.

Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in communication, numeracy and IT required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 15 credits at distinction and the rest at merit.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
at least three subjects including English language and maths (or equivalent)

For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Course structure

We are known for our balanced approach to teaching and learning, employing a combination of theory and practical skills, which you will experience through seminars, workshops, placements, research, and independent study.

You will have the opportunity to go on a placement for two weeks in year 1 and for eight weeks in year 2. Previous students have chosen to undertake their placements in organisations such as schools, local authorities, community groups, museums and business.

If you show strong academic performance you may also be considered for international placements in year 2.

Learning and teaching approaches

The course will provide you with a challenging, inclusive and creative environment including:

  • personal and group tutorial support
  • group work, discussion and debate
  • independent and enquiry based learning
  • seminars, workshops and lectures.

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Fees and funding

Your fees

UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP

International (full-time) 13,920 GBP

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

What’s included in the fee?

When costs such as health or DBS checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.


Find out more

If you have a question about this course, our enquiries team will be happy to help.01273 644644