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Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies

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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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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.

Education at Hull is ranked joint 10th overall in the UK‡ and in the Top 20 for Student Experience#.

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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. 89.4% graduate employability rating
  5. Joint 10th Overall in UK‡ for Education
  6. Specialise in your area of interest

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

Foundation year

The foundation year has been designed to give you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree. Students who successfully complete the foundation year for Education Studies can also switch to our BA Early Child Studies or BA Working with Children, Young People and Families degrees.

We also offer a foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies - ideal for child-minders, pre-school learning leaders and early-years practitioners. 

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.

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.

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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."

Monika's story

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

Annalise's story

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


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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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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89.4% of education studies students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating


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

Where success begins

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    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
    93.9% of students are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating**

Frequently asked questions

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.


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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; Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2019/20, published by HESA 2022

The Guardian University Rankings 2023

**UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2019/20, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency July 2022.

# The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023