UWE Bristol

BA Hons Education

Make yourself highly employable on this flexible, future-facing degree. You will specialise after your first year to graduate in one of BA(Hons) Education, BA(Hons) Education (Digital Learning) or BA(Hons) Education (Special Needs).

Why study education?

How and where people learn, and what influences that learning, is constantly evolving, and with digital technology opening up new learning tools and experiences, it's a particularly interesting time to work in this field.

Perhaps most importantly, learning isn't just something that takes place in schools. Designing and improving how learning happens has relevance in all areas of work and society, so graduates will leave well equipped for employment across diverse sectors and roles.

Why UWE Bristol?

Bristol is an excellent city for studying education, with a strong digital presence and many organisations involved in the latest teaching and learning innovations.

You'll examine education for all ages, in both formal and informal settings, including schools, workplaces and wider society.

You'll explore the role of education, and design and improve how learning happens in different contexts.

From Year two, you can tailor the content to reflect your interests and career plans. Following one of three specialist pathways, focus on digital learning or special needs, or continue looking at education as a whole. Specialist pathway students will graduate with a specialist degree, BA(Hons) Education (Digital Learning) or BA(Hons) Education (Special Needs).

Develop strong transferable skills and digital awareness that will get you noticed by employers.

As well as work-based opportunities throughout, there's the potential to spend a longer period of time in a workplace setting or study abroad in Year two.

Honing in on the areas that most interest you, through your modules and assessments, you'll graduate in a confident position for your career.

Where can it take me?

Education leads to a range of exciting opportunities across sectors.

Your strong transferable skills, digital awareness and knowledge of making learning accessible for all, will get you noticed.

You could go onto work in formal or informal education settings, in creative or cultural organisations, or in industry or local government as an education, digital education or inclusion specialist.

You could also go on to teaching training or a master's in education or a chosen specialist area.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 104
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

Education, and how it is evolving, is a major area of interest across many fields. The skills you develop on this degree will open the door to many potential careers.

You could work in an education-related role in a creative or cultural organisation, or in learning and development in a business context.

You could go onto a postgraduate teaching qualification and become a qualified teacher in the UK or overseas. As a graduate of this degree, you'll be guaranteed an interview for our PGCE course

Course Details

Education, Society and Inclusivity
Educational Journeys
Becoming an Educator
Exploring Digital Learning
Professional Skills
Becoming a Researcher
International Education
Debates in Education
Professional Futures.

Optional modules
Digital Learning Design
Digital Learning Policy and Practice
Meeting Diverse Needs
Special Needs Policy and Practice
Education in Practice
Education in Practice: Digital Learning
Education in Practice: Special Needs
Education Project
Education Project: Digital Learning
Education Project: Special Needs.

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