Education Studies in the UK

Education Studies in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Education.

Study Education in the UK

Education or Teacher training Studies

Education Studies entails a teacher training qualification, which will familiarise you with the national curriculum and classroom-based teaching. Students studying this subject will also be interested in education for academic reasons, seeking to discover its impact on society. Modules on the course will cover this as well as the history, sociology and psychology of education.

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Students are encouraged to take a placement which will be credited towards your degree. This enables the student to gain first-hand experience of life in a classroom, and will greatly enhance applications for full-time work following completion of your degree. Many UK courses offer advice and assistance in applying for a classroom placement.

Careers in Education

Education graduates can expect to find roles chiefly in teaching, but other careers can include research, publishing and management. Many education studies degrees do not offer Qualified Teacher Status, but will allow progress on to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme (PGCE).

Gaining qualified teacher status 

To be a qualified teacher in England, you will need to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). You may be able to gain QTS in England without any further training or assessment. If you are qualified to teach in the European Economic Area (EEA), Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA, visit GOV.UK to find out more. Although not mandatory for all schools, evidence shows that most schools hire teachers who hold QTS, or are working towards QTS.

Education Studies Entry Requirements

  • International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
  • A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where to 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 2017 below:

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. Durham University
  3. University of Southampton
  4. Northumbria University
  5. University of Birmingham
  6. University of Huddersfield
  7. University of Reading
  8. University of Stirling
  9. Brunel University London
  10. University College London

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