Education

Thinking about studying an education degree at university?Studying a degree in education will give you the skills and knowledge to learn about yourself, look at education from a variety of angles and get the skills you need to excel inside or outside of the classroom. A degree will prepare for future employment and provide an opportunity to gain in depth experience of working in an educational context by working for an extended period in either a paid or voluntary capacity in either the UK, or abroad. View our undergraduate education courses

Why choose the University of Gloucestershire for your undergraduate education degree?

Perhaps you’ve been searching for a BA teaching degree or BA education studies degree or even just the right education course to study. If you're passionate about making a difference by using education to improve people’s lives, then our BA Education degree will give you the tools to do just that. You will learnt the theory behind educational studies and then be able to put that theory into practice on work placements and volunteering opportunities.

Our Students have worked in a wide variety of places including: Camp America, animal shelters, schools, museums and charities, gaining valuable experience and contacts. You can also partake in additional training on topics such as first aid and the Makaton language system. This provides you with unique skills and furthers your employment opportunities upon graduating.

What is the course content for an education university course like?

Our BA (Hons) Education degree gives you the opportunity to explore the varied world of education. You’ll develop your own personal philosophy and career path, whether in teaching or another education-related profession. As well as the core education modules, you can take modules from other courses, such as history to work within museums, or Early Childhood Studies modules to go into Early Years work.

Sustainability and social justice are central to the course. You’ll examine global issues such as climate change, inequality, migration, changing societies and disability to further explore the role of education. Psychology modules permeate the course helping our understanding of individuals, groups and society to enable you to make a positive impact. Optional modules allow you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations.

What can I do with an education degree?

There are a lot of career opportunities that come from having a degree in education including, community development, speech and language therapist, teaching English as a foreign language, mentoring in schools and colleges, support within charities and museums, early years and educational psychology.

If you are interested in going into teaching, you can go on to do a teacher training degree in order to be a qualified teacher. If you already have a degree, you just need to gain a PGCE qualification and you are qualified to teach so for example, if you wanted to teach physical education (PE), you don’t need to complete other pe teacher courses, pe teacher degree or gain a separate pe teacher qualification.

What are the entry requirements for a BA (Hons) Education Degree?

104 tariff points are required to study the BA (Hons) Education degree at the University of Gloucestershire. Typical offers are BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or you can use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total. Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.