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Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies

Make a real difference

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 and the wider community.

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Is this subject the right choice for me?

Pursue a rewarding career in education and transform the lives of thousands of learners across all ages. Challenge yourself to inspire and innovate in response to the rapidly changing global education landscape.

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Six reasons to study Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies

  1. You want to make a real difference in people's lives
  2. Excellent links with more than 600 educational settings
  3. Inspire and challenge students
  4. 98% graduate employability rating
  5. Extensive in-school experience in each year
  6. Specialise in your area of interest

We have the right course for you,
no matter your current education

Undergraduate courses

Our strong partnerships with hundreds of schools, colleges, community organisations and early years settings give you the opportunity to apply theory to real-world situations.

Postgraduate research

For those looking to study a postgraduate research degree, our experts specialise in a broad range of areas from higher education, to youth work and community development. Study at MA or PhD level.

Teacher training

We've got links with 600+ education settings and providers across Britain. So you'll be able to practise what you've learned in an organisation that suits your interests – gaining the practical experience your future employers will value.

BA (Hons) Education and Special Needs

Katie's story

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

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Monika's story

"My work placement in Norway was an amazing and wonderful experience, for me and my four-year-old daughter."

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Annalise's story

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

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Real-world experience

We have excellent links with more than 600 educational institutions across the UK.

This means that our courses all come with fantastic opportunities to put your learning into practice in a place that suits your interests and specialisms, giving you the kind of practical experience that future employers value.

Study abroad

Some of our degrees give you the opportunity to boost your employability even further, by spending a semester abroad, and experience a placement in countries including Norway, Spain and Holland.

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Careers

We have excellent links with more than 600 educational institutions across the UK.

Studying at Hull means you go beyond the classroom, and put your theory into practice.

On many of our education degrees, you can opt to study for accredited Forest School certification. This prepares you to work with children outdoors, taking into account a range of additional needs and giving you a valuable extra qualification.

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98% of education studies students are in work or further study six months after graduating

Research

From technology enhanced learning to theoretical perspectives on Higher Education, we have a strong tradition of supporting and developing researchers of national and international standing.

We have expertise across a broad variety of topics ranging from technology enhanced learning, higher education, youth work and community development research to themes around leadership, policy and inclusive practices.

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Expertise across a range of topics

University of Hull

Where success begins

  • Ribbon
    We were awarded silver for our teaching excellence in 2018.*
  • Top 50
    Named in the top 50 UK institutions for research power by the Times Higher Education.
  • Graduation cap
    95.9% of students are in work or further study six months after graduating**

Frequently asked questions

  • What are the entry requirements for Education, Teaching and Childhood studies courses?
  • What does QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) mean?
  • What are the primary teaching subject specialisms?
  • Will you organise a placement for me or do I have to organise my own?
  • Can I become a teacher or a social worker with an education degree?
  • What are the entry requirements for Education, Teaching and Childhood studies courses?

    See your course page for our typical entry requirements. 

    Worried you don't meet our entry requirements? We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combination listed on our course pages. 

    But at Hull, it's not just about the grades - we look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure you include all of this in your personal statement

    If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

     

  • What does QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) mean?

    Initial teacher training providers recommend trainees for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) when they have successfully completed all aspects of their training.

    Providers then inform The Teaching Regulation Agency of trainees’ results. This agency then awards QTS and updates trainee records on the database of qualified teachers. Once you have QTS, you can be employed as an NQT (newly qualified teacher).

  • What are the primary teaching subject specialisms?

    Our BA (Hons) Primary Teaching degree allows you to tailor your degree to your interests. Each year you can choose one module from subjects such as:

    • English
    • Maths
    • Science
    • Learning in the outdoor classroom
    • Sustainability

    See the course page for more information.

  • Will you organise a placement for me or do I have to organise my own?

    The University has a dedicated Placement Team and Placement Officer who will help you to identify and access a suitable placement.

    If you have a particular setting in mind, they can liaise with them to see if it meets our requirements.

  • Can I become a teacher or a social worker with an education degree?

    Many students choose to apply to these programmes as they have an interest in working in education or social care, but want to explore the wide range of issues and job roles within these sectors.

    If you decide that you would like to become a teacher or a social worker after successfully completing an undergraduate degree, you have the option of applying to a relevant postgraduate course such as a PGCE or the MA Social Work.

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*Awarded a Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework which recognises excellence in teaching and learning in UK Universities and colleges

†Education studies students - UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018.

**UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018.