Contemporary Education at Brunel University London is an exciting programme that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to support the next generation of children and young people. The programme combines the study of Education with Professional Practice and is designed to offer a pathway into a range of education professions and post-graduate professional study.
The Contemporary Education course offers:
Classes taught by an experienced, friendly and highly qualified team of academics and Education Practitioners
Small class sizes allowing us to tailor the programme to your career aspirations whether that be teaching, youth work or any other child or youth support role
Three integrated work placements which give you the opportunity to explore all your options in education and related fields
A supportive and close knit community to nurture your talent.
A successful track record of employment and further study.
The BA Contemporary Education programme aims to provide you with a broad and balanced view of educational theory, policy and practice within a range of educational contexts. The course recognises the important blend of theory and practice, therefore it offers an integral placement module at each level that is intended to compliment your theoretical and critical study. Each level presents numerous opportunities to develop a range of transferable skills, such as critical reflection, systematic analysis, communication, collaboration, presentation and writing.
The programme is aimed at applicants from diverse backgrounds. It offers a pathway into employment in a range of educational-related fields either on graduation or via further professional study such as Schools Direct, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Post Graduate Diploma Youth and Community (PGDipYCW).
The course is structured around three broad learning strands that run through each level:
Understanding Learning: a module that will introduce you to some of the main theoretical approaches that have helped us to understand the different ways that children and young people learn.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 92
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
GCE A-level BBB
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in a related subject.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a related subject with an A-Level at grade B.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A-Levels grade BB
International Baccalaureate Diploma 32 points.
Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass a related subject Access course with 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 with Merits in all units.
GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.
English Language Requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.