Education Studies, BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Explore modern education through a range of disciplines including sociology, history and psychology
  • Want to be self-employed? We will prepare you for running your own social enterprise
  • We offer support and advice outside of regular teaching times, both face-to-face and online
  • Located across the university's iconic Greenwich Campus.



Education is much more than just learning your ABCs – it plays an essential role in society.

Our education studies degree offers you a flexible route to a challenging and rewarding career. It allows you to understand how people develop and learn over their lifetime. The degree incorporates a range of subject disciplines including psychology, philosophy, history and sociology.


One of the unique features of this degree is the opportunity to study social enterprise, which is increasingly important in working with children and young people. This includes a professional work placement that could see you running your own business as a social entrepreneur by the end of your degree.


During your studies, we offer support and advice outside of regular teaching times, both face-to-face and online. This includes academic support workshops for all year groups, online assignment support sessions and a student mentoring scheme to enable students to build their skills and confidence in the workplace.

Multidisciplinary study

Throughout your three years with us, you will gain a broad understanding of all cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts. All courses within the programme have vital practical skills embedded within them. You will learn how to investigate and research your own projects, as well as increase your knowledge of educational processes, systems and approaches.


Located at the university's prestigious Greenwich Campus, the Education Studies programme has world-renowned attractions right on its doorstep from the Cutty Sark to Greenwich Park.

With the opening of the highly anticipated Dreadnought Building on the horizon, not only will you study in the heart of the Greenwich Campus, but you will also have access to state-of-the-art learning, teaching and social spaces.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

104 UCAS points, of which no more than 10 points should come from AS-levels.

We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

  • BTEC Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

PLUS GCSE English language with a minimum of grade C is required.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

Direct entry to Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

What people say

"The experience of researching, studying and learning about methodologies has been invaluable to the next stage of my career."

Jayne Standing
BA Hons Education Studies 

"Some of the best things about studying at the University of Greenwich were the lecturers, the Student Union and meeting new people!"

Adam Waine
BA Hons Education Studies   

"The best thing about Greenwich is the support we are given by the staff and the resources available to us. I initially chose Greenwich because it was recommended by a friend for its education department."

Sara-Ann Kenneth
BA Hons Education Studies

Extra information


Students are assessed through coursework including:

  • Essays
  • Enquiry project
  • Literature reviews
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Reflective log
  • Portfolio
  • Poster
  • Blogging
  • Wikis
  • Examinations.


Our graduates pursue careers in teaching (after completing a one-year PGCE qualification), youth services, social care, linguistics, the probation service, education administration, education research, community education, careers advice and learning mentorship.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

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