Education at Brunel is ranked 1st in London (The Complete University Guide 2018) and 10th in the UK (The Guardian 2018).
We are ranked in the UK’s top 10 for learning resources and personal development (National Student Survey 2016).
About the course
Our Education BA combines theory with practice to give you all the skills required in the education industry.
Brunel’s Department of Education is rated one of the best in the UK. We strive to be the most innovative Education department in London and we take pride in the support we can offer to help our students develop their career in this exciting area.
Our Education degree provides a strong foundation for those interested in primary teaching and a variety of other education-related careers. These might include counselling, educational psychology, social services, local authorities, social work, education administration or management training and professional development.
This fulfilling Education course combines theory and practical learning. During the course you’ll undertake three work placements, giving you essential real-world experience in educational environments.
We have well-established relationships with other educational and education-related bodies to give you a variety of work-based experience. We understand the importance of practical experience when going into education. That is why we have built a diverse and well- established schools network across West and Central London as well as the surrounding boroughs and counties. This means you can build on the work you will be doing in the classroom through high- quality placements.
Our exciting Education programme will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to support the next generation of children and young people. You’ll gain deep understanding of the role of education in diverse society in the UK and beyond. You’ll have the opportunity to balance theory with professional practice by completing three placements during your time with us – one each year. Our diverse network of schools and other education-related organisations will give you highly-valued experience in vibrant multicultural schools and other educational settings.
You’ll be taught in various contexts which allow us to relate our programme to your individual career aspirations – whether they lie in teaching, youth work or any other child or youth support role. Our course focuses on three core strands: education, culture and society; education, theory and development; and professional skills and practice.
Brunel Education 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, source: Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
This course prepares you both for schooling and for the wider world of education. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake placements in educational environments ranging from community-based organisations to the floating classroom at Groundworks, youth offending institutions and faith schools. On graduation, some students continue to QTS teacher training courses as a route to becoming primary teachers. Others apply for places on Brunel’s highly-regarded Postgraduate Certificate of Primary Education (PGCE) course. Many others enter related fields like counselling, educational psychology, local authority work, social work, administration and education management.