School of Education and Social Work

About Us

The School of Education and Social Work has a long and established history when it comes to delivering initial teacher training (ITT), education, social work and youth courses in Birmingham.

We offer high-quality courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate degree level that are tailored to meet the needs of the professions.



Find out about our range of undergraduate courses, including Primary and Secondary Education, Education Studies and Social Work

UG Courses


Take a look at the postgraduate courses and research degrees available at the School of Education and Social Work.

PG Courses


Our Foundation Years offer you an additional year of study to ensure successful progression to your chosen degree.

Foundation Courses

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Open Days

The best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person at one of our Open Days.

Open Days


Check out the latest blogs from our academics and students at the School of Education and Social Work.



Take a look around the facilities available to you at the School of Education and Social Work.



We have a confident, proud and diverse community of students at our School of Education and Social Work, who are striving to achieve their career goals.


50 years of Social Work

We are hosting events over the year to celebrate the efforts of all those who have worked here over the last half century.

50 years of Social Work

CPD courses

We have many years of experience providing tailored continuing professional development (CPD) courses for schools in a range of curriculum subjects.

CPD courses

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Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

More about accommodation


Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

More about admissions

Student Support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

More about student support

Social Media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

More about social media

Open Days

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. Come and be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £400m facilities.

Open days