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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 and transform their lives. Learn about inspirational stories of our students.Read our stories
Why study with us?
Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Education and Social Work at Birmingham City University.
Top 20 education courses
Top 20 for UG Education courses
Our courses are in the top 20 for undergraduate education courses in the Guardian League Tables 2021.
We’ve invested £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.
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.
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 Social Work England.
Earn while you learn
Our student employment agency allows you to apply for paid roles with us at the University, and gain valuable experience for your CV and future employment.
Opportunities to study abroad
You’ll have opportunities to travel abroad through our HELS Go Abroad scheme, which will allow you to study or work in another country and receive a grant that will cover part of the costs during your stay.
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.
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!
Get £150 free credit
Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials
To welcome new undergraduate students 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!
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.
Welcome to our home! Our education courses moved to our City South campus in Edgbaston in 2018. Our £41 million facilities include specialist teaching spaces for subjects including music, drama, art, science and technology, all of which support our focus on creativity and innovation in education.Find out more