Education Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This Education Studies programme provides a broad-based platform for the study of key aspects of education, in particular, current concepts, practices and issues. It focuses on the nature of learning and human development and the socio-economic, historical, cultural and political contexts of educational institutions and of the wider society in which learning takes place.


Education is much more than just learning your ABCs – it plays an essential role in society.

That's why our Education Studies degree incorporates a range of subject disciplines: psychology, philosophy, history and sociology to explore education in a modern inclusive society. It allows you to understand how people develop and learn over their lifetime. It also considers the nature of knowledge, along with a critical engagement in ways of knowing and understanding this important and evolving area.

Our degree investigates education in its broadest sense, providing a solid foundation in the theoretical frameworks of education. It will increase your knowledge of educational processes, systems and approaches, and the cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts. You will discover how to apply theory within current practices in education. All courses within the programme have practical skills embedded within them, so you will gain the opportunity to develop your presentation skills, problems solving and communication skills, along with investigating and researching your own projects.

One of the unique features of this degree is the opportunity to study social enterprise, which is a rapidly growing sector that is increasingly important in working with children and young people. You will learn the fundamentals and social impact of social enterprises and have the option to undertake a professional placement to further enhance your employability skills. This is an exciting and innovative opportunity that could see you set up your own social enterprise by the end of your degree and begin graduate life running your own business as a social entrepreneur.

This degree offers our graduates a flexible route to a challenging and rewarding career – our graduates pursue careers in: social enterprise; early years or primary teaching (after completing a one year PGCE); youth services; social care; language and linguistics (after post-graduate study); probation service; education administration; education research; community education; and careers service. The psychology courses within the programme enable you to apply for Masters in Psychology conversion courses, which will enable you qualify as an educational psychologist.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a broad-based platform for the study of key aspects of the academic field or discipline of Education and/or Education Studies
  • To focus on major concepts and current practices as a basis for understanding their application to the broad field of education
  • To understand the importance of being able to evaluate learning and teaching in the context of the wider community and society at large
  • To extend student understanding of the relationship between educational theory and other social scientific perspectives
  • To encourage the development of critical analysis of, and reflection on, education as a basis for potential career development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • History of Education 
  • The Psychology of Childhood 
  • Sociology of Education 
  • Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship 
Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • The Learner and the Learning Environment 
  • Issues and Themes in Contemporary Education Studies: an interdisciplinary approach 
  • Social Enterprise: Addressing Social Need, Creating Social Change 
  • Education Policy and Politics 
Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Issues and Themes in Education 

  • Enquiry Project: BA (Hons) Education Studies

  • Early Years Development 

  • Later (Adolescent) Years: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

  • Educational Thought & Social Theory 

  • Managing Additional Educational Needs & Inclusion 

  • Images of Childhood in Literature, Art and Film 

  • Leadership and Management 

  • ECS Negotiated Study: Work Based Learning 

  • Critical Race Theory and Practice 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

104 UCAS points, of which no more than 10 points should come from AS-levels.

We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

  • BTEC Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

PLUS GCSE English language with a minimum of grade C is required.

Non-UK educational background:

  • Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education.
  • IELTS, score 6.0
  • If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

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



Greenwich Scholarship Programme -  Available for students who attend programmes where fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students 


Tuition Fee Loan - Apply, and you could get up to £9,000 each year. This is paid directly to your university or college in three installments throughout the year. You don't have to pay back the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 a year.

Maintenance Loans – These loans are available to help cover living expenses. The amount you get depends on whether you live with your family, and in or outside London. Loan amounts currently range from £6,704 to £10,702. 

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.