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Bachelor's Degree in Education

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021
Application deadline: 30 June 2021

Program description

Bachelor's Degree in Education

Learn how theory and research informs practice and policy in education. Discover how to unlock the potential in yourself and others.

Our courses in education focus on the rigorous, scientific study of the subject. You’ll study both UK and international systems, from primary to post-compulsory education. Topics include:

  • IT in the classroom
  • curriculum design
  • lifelong and workplace learning
  • international education systems
  • special educational needs

As part of your education degree you can:

  • explore key topics like social justice and inclusion, digital literacy and international perspectives
  • access our Institute for Equity and Effectiveness in Education (IE3), one of the country’s leading institutes for education research
  • continue your studies with a master's degree in education or a PGCE
  • study abroad at one of our exchange partner universities

This course is for those with an interest in a broad range of education-related fields, research, public sector work or further study.

Admission requirements



International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 32 points overall with 16 points at Higher Level


  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AB from two A levels
  • DD in the BTEC Diploma plus B grade from one A-level
  • DDM in the BTEC Extended Diploma

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • An Introduction to Teachers and Teaching
  • Contemporary Education Issues, Problems and Policies

Digital Society: Education and Learning

  • Education in other countries
  • Researching Learning
  • Special Educational Needs

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • Independent Study and Synoptic Reflection

Year 2

  • Research Methods in Education

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Adult Learners and Learning
  • Cognitive Psychology in Education
  • Curriculum Design
  • Employability
  • Independent Study and Synoptic Reflection
  • Internationalisation and Education
  • Leading and Managing in Education

Year 3

  • Dissertation

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Contemporary Debates and Issues in Education
  • Current Issues in Teaching and Learning in Schools, Colleges and Higher Education
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Social Justice & Inclusive Education
  • Sociology of Education

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK, Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students: £9,250 per year
  • EU and international students: £18,520 per year


  • Final award: Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
  • Name of award: Education
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

You’ll graduate with a bachelor's degree in education and a wide range of transferable skills, including:

  • analysing results
  • communicating effectively
  • problem solving
  • research methodologies and techniques
  • team working
  • understanding how people learn

Continuing studies

Popular career choice is to enrol on a PGCE (postgraduate certificate in education) and start teacher training. You’ll also be in a great position to continue your studies in education at master's or PhD level.

Career opportunities

After completing our undergraduate course, our highly employable graduates have pursued careers in:

  • educational and community development
  • educational welfare
  • human resources
  • local government
  • marketing
  • social or educational research
  • teaching

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About this institute

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a top 100 global University with a top 15 UK University place. We are a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, as demonstrated by our research intensity. We have a wonderful global community, with...

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Why study at University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a welcoming and close knit student community of roughly 22,000 students. We have an international student population which makes up just under 30% of our student body which is wonderful. With 98% of our graduates going into work or further study 6 months after graduation, we offer the chance to study at a world leading Russell Group University whilst safe in the knowledge you will be well on your way to succeeding your chosen career.

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University of Southampton

University Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

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