Education and Social Work

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Education and Social Work

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Why study with us?

Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Education and Social Work at Birmingham City University.

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96% graduates employed

Over 96 per cent of graduates employed

The latest DLHE survey (2015/16) showed that 96.7 per cent of students from the School of Education and Social Work were in work or completing further study six months after graduation.

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Fantastic facilities

State-of-the-art facilities

We’re investing £41 million in an extension to our existing £30 million campus in Edgbaston to provide state-of-the-art learning facilities for our education courses. 

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Placement experience

Getting you ready for employment

As an undergraduate student you’ll get hands on experience on your course through placements in appropriate settings, ensuring you’re ready for employment when you graduate.

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Approved courses

Approved Courses

Many of our courses provide qualification for a profession, including our teacher training programmes which result in QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and Social Work, which allows you to register with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).

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Earn while you learn


Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles with us at the University, and gain valuable experience for your CV and future employment.

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International opportunities

Opportunities to study abroad

You’ll have opportunities to travel abroad through the Erasmus+ scheme, which will allow you to study or work in another EU country and receive a grant that will cover part of the costs during your stay.

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Enhance development

Continue your professional development

We run a range of postgraduate and short courses, and can be flexible to allow you to study single modules at this level, so you can be sure we’ll look after your professional development even once you’re in employment.

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Global city

City of Birmingham

Study with us and you’ll be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham – with all the employment possibilities that a big, multicultural city brings. Plus the social life’s not bad either!

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Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome new undergraduate students in 2018 we’re giving away at least £150 of free credit to ‘spend’ on books and other learning material. Plus, you don’t have to pay it back!

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Learn from the experts

Learn from the experts

Our staff are experienced professionals and maintain links to ensure you get the most up-to-date learning during your course. Many are research active, contributing to scholarship in education, childhood and youth, and social work.


Book onto our next Open Day - Saturday 24 March

Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about the University and the courses you're interested in, with a non-stop programme of events and activities running throughout the day.

You, your friends and family will be the centre of our attention, as you meet and talk to our friendly staff and students about courses, careers and all aspects of study.

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Preview the progress...our new home is nearly ready! 

By moving our Education provision to our brand new £41 million building we’re creating a hub for the training and developing professionals who work in a variety of public services. We look forward to welcoming you and providing a fantastic university experience in a Faculty with a strong community spirit.

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Spotlight on...Primary Education with QTS

Are you passionate about shaping young minds?

Primary Education is a key stage in children’s development, so if you’re committed to ensuring all children reach their potential, then primary teaching could be for you.

Latest figures for show 98 per cent of our 2016 students in work or further study six months after graduation*, so take a look and find out how you can take the next step to a career that makes a real difference...

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS 

*Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) report 2015/16

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