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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years part-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Academic studies in education
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

BTEC Diploma

in a relevant subject and an A level at grade C

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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. Employability 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.


<b>Year 1 </b> <p> Understanding learning; <p> Human development: childhood to adolescence; <p> Education and society; <p> Multi-disciplinary perspectives 1; <p> Study skills and methods of enquiry. <p> <b>Year 2 </b> <p> Education in Literature & the media; <p> Working Restoratively with children and adolescents – emerging themes; <p> Individual and group learning in informal environments; <p> Exploring Educational Environments; <p> Research methods. <p> <b>Year 3 </b> <p> Growing up in 21st century Britain; <p> Education in formal contexts and Education in informal contexts; <p> Research Project; <p> Research in Educational Contexts. <p> <b> A placement is included in each year to develop your skills set and experience in education settings.</b> <p> <b> A final research project gives you the chance to research a topic that particularly fascinates you.</b> <p> <i>Visit our website for full course details and modules.</I>

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
30% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
347 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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