**Why Warwick?** We’re a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Today more than 25,000 students thrive across four faculties, which feature over 70 research centres and institutes. We’re a constant presence in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities, and the most targeted institution nationally by the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd). All of this means you’ll be welcomed to a safe, energetic and cosmopolitan campus with flexible, well-equipped study spaces to help you stretch yourself personally, professionally and academically. Whether you want to be a front-runner in a fast-moving graduate job market, or to make a difference and change the world, we want you here. **What is Education Studies?** Can education make the world a better place? Is it at the heart of the development of our society? Then the Education Studies degree could be for you. The course is based around the core threads of learning, society and culture and is designed for students who have an interest in education, but also for those who have a broad social science interest with a desire to make a difference. The course allows you to get to the heart of a range of both historical and contemporary issues which shape the UK and global education systems. You’ll unpick issues of social justice, inclusion, diversity and equality in education and consider the impact of social policy in the management of these issues. By the end of your course you, you will have developed your ability to critically reflect on these hot topics, and will have a broad and balanced view supported by theoretical knowledge and research evidence. You will explore all aspects of education by examining and raising questions such as What is the purpose of education? and Are current education systems fair? The programme offers both practical and theoretical opportunities to explore the nature of education globally in the 21st Century. **Student Placement Opportunities** You will have the opportunity to examine education practice in real-world settings through international or UK based placement including: * Theatres, Libraries and Museums * Youth Services * Health care * Charities * Schools * Universities and policy development organisations **Graduate Careers** The programme develops a wide range of skills that are invaluable for many socially oriented professions not only in education-related areas but also in a wide range of jobs from social services and theatre management to health care and policy making. Recent graduates have started their careers in educational practice, the charity sector, youth work, career and skills work, educational publishing, prisons, hospitals, speech therapy, psychology, research and teaching following further PGCE study. Many also choose to progress onto one of our postgraduate courses including the Educational Leadership and Management MA.