“I enjoyed working with the tutors in the Education Department. They are unique in their expertise and passionate about what they teach.”
Kerri Furlow, BA Education Studies
Education Studies goes beyond just teaching and learning. 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.
90% of our graduates progress quickly in to careers or further study within the education field
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
What will you study on the BA Education Studies degree at Middlesex University?
In Year 1 you will examine both historical and contemporary approaches to education policy development in the UK and study an introduction to philosophy in relation to education. Alongside this, you will explore the psychological approaches to learning and the study of childhood (which includes the social construct of childhood and child development).
In Years 2 and 3 you will build on the learning from Year 1 and also study the National Curriculum Key Stage 2 and beyond; alongside comparative education, equality issues and research methods.
In Year 3 you will conduct an independent research project, gain practical experience on placement and have a choice of modules to complement your learning: including disaffection and counselling in education; children's rights; education and the law; and children's literature.
Modules (subject to validation)
Education; Sociology, Policy and History
Key Thinkers and Philosophies of Education
Approaches to Learning
Early Childhood Development
Researching Lives - Social Investigation in the Contemporary World
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Plus two of the following:
Curriculum Studies; KS2 and beyond
Comparative Education and International Perspectives
Education and The Social World
Insights into Play and Pedagogy
Professional Practice and Leadership in Educational Contexts
Plus three of the following:
Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion
Social and Emotional Aspects of Teaching and Learning
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
What are your career options with a degree in Education Studies?
Education Studies can lead to careers in educational administration, management and research, within a wide range of educational settings, as well as training organisations, caring organisations, charities, parents' advisory groups or learning support organisations. And combined with a National Curriculum subject, is a route to towards PGCE (primary) or a PGCE (secondary).
90% of our graduates progress quickly to work or further study. Usual career routes for our graduates are within policy, leadership and management roles in education, or as teaching assistants in local schools, teachers, learning support officers and a wide range of special needs roles.
What about placements?
In Year 3 you are encouraged to take part in a placement (minimum of 30 hours), which will be credited towards your degree. This will provide you with hands-on experience working in a classroom. Our placement office will support you through the placement process, including identifying a host and making a winning application.
What do our students and graduates have to say about the course?
BA Education Studies "We have lots of discussions and debates, and as a result, you learn a great deal from others, and get to know everyone. I enjoyed working with the tutors. They are unique in their expertise and all passionate about what they teach."
"I would highly recommend this course because it is so varied and interesting. For example, you will learn a great deal about the various factors which can impact on a child's social, emotional and cognitive development. You will also learn a great deal about the way in which children develop and learn and explore education policy and the inequalities within Education."