Education at Birmingham

A child’s development doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Our undergraduate courses enable you to gain the academic knowledge and practical skills required to work in a variety of careers with children and young people. 

All our undergraduate degree programmes are interdisciplinary, combining ideas and research from areas such as education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, social policy and history. All degrees have a practical focus on career development and we use a number of teaching and learning methods to help you display a broad knowledge. We offer exciting exchange opportunities for both European and International study abroad. 

Like the professions that our graduates go on to, our degree courses are truly interdisciplinary: our graduates have successfully progressed to careers as teachers, educational psychologists, journalists and community workers while some have pursued either postgraduate taught or research courses.


91% of our students are satisfied with the quality of teaching (National Student Survey 2015) and we were announced as one of the best schools in the UK for our areas of research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The School of Education is also ranked 4th in Europe and the UK, and 27th globally in the 2015 QS World University Rankings. 

Meet some of our students and staff in the School of Education as they discuss their experiences and share their advice.