UK Education Courses
Introduction to Education Studies
An Education Studies degree focuses on education and what it means in the 21st century. Students are taught about the subject from a variety of different angles – both globally and within the UK - and are encouraged to develop their confidence, knowledge and ability throughout. Modules will cover aspects of teaching such as creativity, philosophy and accessibility, as well as the history, sociology and psychology of education.
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Students are expected to take a placement at an education institute which will be credited towards the degree. This enables the student to gain the crucial experience of working hands on within a classroom, and regular verbal and written feedback will be given to ensure you know how well you are progressing.
Graduate Education Studies Careers
Education Studies graduates will find roles primarily in teaching, but also in sectors such as research, publishing and management that require staff with knowledge about education and training. Education degrees do not generally offer Qualified Teacher Status, but will allow progress on to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme (PGCE).
What do Education Studies Graduates earn?
- Average starting professional salary: £22,000(Approx KSHS 2,790,310)
- Average starting non-professional salary: £15,000(Approx KSHS 1,902,490)
Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Education Studies Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Education in the UK?
To learn more about the best education studies courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking education studies universities in the Guardian University Guide 2020 below:
- University of the West of Scotland
- University of Sunderland
- Birmingham City University
- University of East Anglia
- Durham University
- University of Huddersfield
- University of Stirling
- University of Southampton
- University of Winchester
- University of Northumbria
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