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Study Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies at Hull

Be part of the lasting impact that education has on people's lives, from early years to lifelong learning, and prepare for a range of careers in schools, settings and the wider community. 

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Make a real difference to the next generation of thinkers, makers and dreamers

Studying in the School of Education will have you joining a vibrant community of students and staff who all share an interest in developing excellent learning opportunities for others.

Studying education opens up a range of career opportunities and possibilities. Whether you have the ambition to be a youth worker, support young people and adults with special educational needs or disabilities, work in schools or travel the world teaching English to speakers of other languages, joining the School of Education can help you expand and explore new horizons.

We have extensive links with hundreds of charities, education-related organisations and schools with our city, the region and beyond. We also have international networks for placement opportunities and as a part of the research our academic staff undertake.

education student in the classroom with child

2nd in the UK

Education at Hull is Joint 2nd in UK for Value Added,1 meaning you're in one of the best places in the country to learn the skills to make a difference.

600 +

That's how many educational organisations we have links to across the UK, meaning our courses have fantastic learning opportunities in a place that suits your needs.


91.3% of students who study Education are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating,2 leading to a range of educational careers.

Forest School

Study toward Forest School certification,3 which allows you to lead children’s learning experiences in outdoor contexts.

It's time to get qualified

Our courses offer a range of opportunities. If you are not sure of the direction you want your career to go in you can keep your options open exploring a range of aspects of Education. If you are certain of your career choice we have degrees in very specific areas that will help you head directly towards your ambition. 

No matter what you choose to study, you'll be moving one step closer to your future career.

Monika Paluch Early Childhood Studies

Monika Paluch

"My work placement in Norway was an amazing and wonderful experience, for me and my four-year-old daughter."
Katie Hobson Education Teaching and Childhood Studies

Katie Hobson

"Coming to Hull enabled me to learn something I am passionate about, work for some great organisations and volunteer for some brilliant causes."
University of Hull student

Annalise Perry

"Hull has been great. It has amazing lecturers and you get lots of support."

Beyond the classroom

All our degree programmes include a work-based element. We will support you to find a placement to develop skills to enhance your future career and to see how your University-based learning can make a difference in real-life settings.

There are opportunities for placements in the UK, including locally to Hull, as well as further afield in international settings. We will help you become increasingly reflective so that you can make a positive difference in your future workplace. Education is transformative: it changes people's lives, including your own.

Education Student placement in Kelvin School
education student in the classroom
student Arts Project
Male English Student Working Reading Outside Library BJL

First stop: University of Hull

Next stop:

Primary school teacher

Pastoral care officer

Young people’s wellbeing practitioner

Education consultant

Youth worker

More to explore

Our students learn in fantastic environments such as our Early Years Room, and have access to outstanding facilities like the Brynmor Jones Library and our group learning spaces.

Take a closer look at some of the facilities and environments you'll be learning in with our virtual tour.

Education Studies: optional pathways

Our BA Education Studies programme offers opportunities to tailor your degree through our optional pathways and build your experience through work placements and project based learning.

Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion (SENDI) centres on the exclusion, discrimination, and barriers to learning through the restructuring of cultures, policies and practices.

Youth and Community Work (YCW) gives you the opportunity to gain an honours degree and the professional JNC qualification in Youth Work.

In Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), you’ll develop and integrate key English language teaching and academic knowledge alongside practical and varied community-based teaching experience.

Two-year degree courses

Our innovative two-year Primary / Secondary Teaching Studies degrees provide an opportunity to gain your first degree while focusing on your future ambition of becoming a teacher. This is ideal if you're convinced you want to teach, if you're thinking of changing your career, or if you're looking to gain a specialist first degree.

Develop your understanding of learning and teaching, gaining an in-depth knowledge of curriculum subjects. Learn about children’s and young people’s development and needs, and gain valuable experience in school and educational settings.

Your next steps

We’re here to help at every stage of your journey to university, whether you’re looking for a course, or you’re ready to apply. If you have any questions, just get in touch. You can also receive important updates from us using the form.


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1. (Education Studies) The Guardian University Rankings 2024.

2. (Education Studies) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.

3. Available to students who evidence core competencies and complete the required placement hours.