UK Education Courses
Introduction to Education Studies
An Education Studies degree focuses on teaching, education and what it means in a rapidly evolving 21st century world. Students are taught about the subject from a variety of different angles – both globally and within the UK - and are encouraged to develop their confidence, knowledge and ability throughout. Modules will cover aspects of teaching such as creativity, philosophy and accessibility, as well as the history, sociology and psychology of education.
Students are expected to take a placement at an education institute which will be credited towards the degree. This enables the student to gain the crucial experience of working hands on within a classroom, and regular verbal and written feedback will be given to ensure you know how well you are progressing.
Graduate Education Studies Careers and Salary
Education Studies graduates will find roles primarily in teaching, but also in sectors such as research, publishing and management that require staff with knowledge about education and training. Education degrees do not generally offer Qualified Teacher Status, but will allow progress on to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme, more commonly known as a PGCE.
- Average starting professional salary: £22,500
- Average starting non-professional salary: £15,933
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17.
Education Studies UK Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Education in the UK?
To learn more about the best education studies courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Education studies universities in the Guardian University Guide 2021 below:
- Anglia Ruskin University
- UWE Bristol
- Kingston University
- University of Dundee
- University College London
- University of St Marks and St John
- University of Reading
- University of Chichester
- University of Winchester
- University of Edinburgh