Education BA

The Education BA at Brunel offers you the opportunity to combine the study of education with professional practice to give you a pathway into a range of education professions and postgraduate professional study including teacher education.

Course details

When it comes to professional practice, the Education BA includes three integrated work placements to give you the opportunity to explore different educational settings.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

Whether you are looking to explore education related fields – such as counselling, educational psychology, social services, local authority work, social work, administration and education management – or you already know you want to teach, Brunel’s Education BA will give you a strong foundation from which to build.

The course will equip you with a broad and balanced view of educational theory, policy and practice within a range of educational contexts. You will also have numerous opportunities to develop a range of transferable skills such as critical reflection, systematic analysis, communication, collaboration, presentation and writing skills


Entry requirements

GCE A-level CCC.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM in a related subject. Other subjects may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma MM in a related subject, with an A-Level at grade C.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in any subject, with A-Levels at grade CC is preferred however 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas can be assessed on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma 27 points.

Obtain a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

T levels : Pass (C or above on the core)


Our Education BA offers you a pathway into employment in a range of educational-related fields either on graduation or via further professional study such as Schools Direct, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Post Graduate Diploma Youth and Community (PGDipYCW).

As an Education BA graduate career options include education administration, after-school programme co-ordination, early years education, and informal education, education welfare, continuing professional development co-ordination, business training, and primary school teaching. With your Foundation qualification in Restorative Practice, your CV will have a competitive advantage against other graduates going into education careers.

Brunel Education BA graduates are top UK earners. On average, Brunel Education alumni earn £35,400 five years after graduating compared to a £24,700 average for Education graduates across the university sector (Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)).


The Brunel Education BA aims to equip you with a broad and balanced view of educational theory, policy and practice within a range of educational contexts.
  • ED1706 – Education and Society
  • ED1708 – Education Work Placements 1
  • ED1705 – Human Development
  • ED1704 – Issues and Perspectives in Education
  • ED1707 – Study Skills and Methods of Enquiry
  • ED1703 – Understanding Concepts in Education
  • ED2702 – Education Work Placements 2
  • ED2703 – Educational Spaces
  • ED2704 – Education in Literature and the Media
  • ED2705 – Educational Practices
  • ED2701 – Research Methods
  • ED2700 – The Social Study of Children and Young People
  • ED3701 – Education in Different Contexts
  • ED3702 – Educational Work Placements 3
  • ED3606 – Education and Research 3 – Dissertation
  • ED3700 – Growing Up in 21st Century Britain