Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Education is concerned with how people develop and learn throughout their lives. It involves critiquing the teaching methods and environments in which we learn.

The study of education enables you to identify and challenge the purposes, practices and functions of education in different contexts.

You’ll explore government priorities relating to children’s lives and wellbeing, and the role of education in these. You will learn how to question the role that education plays in addressing fundamental problems such as inequality, citizenship and the environment.

Our course in this subject is delivered by our departments of Education and Psychology enabling you to benefit from two academic disciplines.

Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in education. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Graduate employability

This degree prepares you for employment within a range of services for children and young people.

With further studies you could go into teaching, counselling, youth work or special needs support. It also enables you to work with non-governmental organisations whose concern is the welfare of children, their families and young people. You could also go on to pursue further study or an academic career in the social sciences.

Find out what our graduates go on to do.


This course uses data grouped by league tables under the broad categories of Social Work and Psychology.

“I’ve absolutely loved my time at Bath. It’s allowed me to grow as a person and it’s let me understand where I want to be and given me the tools to get there.”
Joyce Meloni

BA (Hons) Education with Psychology (2014)