Undergraduate courses

We offer undergraduate degrees in Education Studies and Psychology in Education. These distinctive courses are taught by active researchers, develop rich knowledge, and embed research skills to take forward into a range of rewarding careers in education and in psychology.

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Why study education at Bristol?

The School is widely recognised for its long tradition of excellent teaching and world leading research. It is home to a vibrant, diverse and welcoming body of students and staff, committed to the ways in which research can have a positive impact on educational practice. We bring together education and psychological perspectives to develop new knowledge and understanding. The School has the highest student satisfaction scores in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law and is one of the top five Education research schools in the UK.

The BSc Education Studies at Bristol is an interdisciplinary social science degree drawing on sociology, psychology, cultural theory, economics, and the learning sciences. You will study education across the life course in diverse settings such as: schools, workplaces, social and cultural spaces, local and online communities.  You will discover how researchers tackle big questions in education: about social change, social justice and changing lives. Successful students will be able to exercise sound judgement and innovate when faced with complex, uncertain and novel problems.

The BSc Psychology in Education course applies psychological perspectives to the wide range of challenges and demands that learners, teachers, psychologists and other professionals face in educational and social contexts. Drawing on our longstanding tradition of high ­quality research and teaching, you will reflect on how to make a difference to education and young people’s development.  You will be able to assess the impact of policy and practice on educational outcomes and wellbeing and use experimental and social research designs to explore the science of the mind and behaviour. Successful students acquire unique skills spanning two rapidly changing disciplines that can usefully inform each other.

Did you know?

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Our Psychology in Education degree is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as qualification for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

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I would highly recommend studying at the School of Education. The professors are really supportive and friendly, they are willing to provide extra support throughout the course. My peers are all passionate about Education which builds up a great environment for communication and group work.

Estelle (Bsc Education Studies)

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School of Education
University of Bristol
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