Future careers

You’re interested in education and studying BA (Hons) Education Studies will certainly keep your options open when it comes to employment - but do you know about the range of careers that will be open to you once your course is complete?

Take a look and find out where you could be in the future! And remember, with many graduate schemes accepting applicants from all subject areas, this is just a taste of the opportunities on offer...

UK top 20 for our undergraduate education courses (Guardian League Tables 2021)


Youth worker

As a youth worker, you would work productively in your local communities supporting and generating youth or, indeed, life-long learning projects. You may work with local schools, arts foundations or universities as part of their widening participation programmes.

More about being a youth worker


Education advisor

Art galleries, museums and theatres often employ educational advisors/outreach workers. Graduates of this programme would be informed, articulate and confident and therefore ideal for these roles. The placement in the second year could also help you prepare for such a post.



This course will leave you extremely well-placed to undertake a PGCE in Primary Education. A PGCE is a one-year course which provides you with the training and experience required to become a successful primary school teacher. We offer the course here at the University with specialisms available in Mathematics and Special Educational Needs.

More about primary teacher training


Social services

Education Studies considers issues of injustice and many of you are likely to feel passionately about working in social services to support the most vulnerable members of our community. Social Services need committed, analytical, compassionate new leaders and as a graduate of this course, you will fit the bill.

See the range of careers in the social services

Find out how our Careers+ service could help you