B.A. On Campus

Education Studies (Hons)

Birmingham City University

36 months
13500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The BA Education Studies (Hons) at Birmingham City University considers the concept of education from a variety of perspectives and requires students to engage in critical reflection on the aims, values and policies of the UK education system as well as educational systems around the world. There is an emphasis throughout the programme on issues of equality and diversity.


What's covered in the course?

Studying in our recently extended state-of-the-art £71 million City South Campus in Edgbaston, you will explore concepts such as education and society, equality, diversity, values and policies of the UK education system, as well as educational systems around the world. You will also have lots of opportunities to delve deeper into subjects that matter and are of interest to you too.

Our degree uses a wide variety of learning methods, including interactive and engaging lectures, seminars and workshops with guest speakers often stopping by to share their knowledge. This is combined with our experienced course staff who will be supporting and guiding you every step of the way.

Throughout the course we arrange visits to and welcome guest speakers from organisations from across Birmingham including, the Thinktank, Historic England, CBSO and the Newman Brother’s (a museum in the Jewellery Quarter). You will also have the opportunity to go on a work placement during year two to enhance your skills and experience.The BA Education Studies (Hons) is offered by Birmingham City University.

Enhancing employment skills

This course enables you to become a reflective and innovative education academic and practitioner, including the ability to be flexible, to respond to and initiate change and manage a life/ work balance creatively.

Education Studies will provide an excellent preparation for you to work with learners of all ages within the education sector. The commercial and industrial worlds are also very interested in people with knowledge about education and training.

You'll have the knowledge and skills to work in educational and training advisory roles in a range of organisations included businesses, local authorities, non-government organisations, charities, museums, art galleries and libraries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Studies
  • Key Educational Thinkers and the Philosophy of Education
  • Creativity, Teaching and Learning Education and Society
  • International Education
  • Perspectives on Learning and Development
  • Preparing for Research in Education
  • Professional Practice Placement
  • Investigating and Developing Curriculum
  • Cultures of Schooling
  • Globalisation, Education and Inequality
  • Inclusion, Diversity and Special Educational Needs
  • Individual Practice-based Research
  • Critical Pedagogies
  • Educational Policies and Professional Practice
  • Educational Innovations in 21st Century
  • Issues of Identity in Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (formerly Grade C), at the point of enrolment. These must include English Language and Maths. 

    If you do not already have the required GCSEs, (or their equivalent) for entry onto this course, and are not registered to take them, visit Equivalency Testing for further information.

    Acceptable Mathematics GCSE Equivalents

    • Adult Numeracy Level 2
    • City and Guilds Level 2 - Numeracy
    • Key Skills Level 2 - Numeracy 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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