BSc Education Studies (X300)
A-level standard offer: ABB
A-level contextual offer: BBC
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
BSc Education Studies considers how education can contribute towards changing societies and individuals. You will explore how learning happens at all ages, from very young children to older adults.
You will learn about education in a range of settings; from schools and universities, to online communities, social movements, workplaces, and care homes. You will develop expertise in UK education and will study global, international, and comparative educational perspectives.
The course currently includes an optional placement unit, Education in Practice, where you can apply your learning and gain valuable workplace experience through a placement in a school, charitable organisation, business, museum, community group, or research setting.
This degree is great preparation for careers anywhere that education matters, including routes into primary teaching, education policy, opportunities in the public or private sectors, and careers with charitable organisations.
This degree is also available as a four-year course, which includes studying overseas. For more information, visit BSc Education Studies with Study Abroad.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
A-level contextual offer
BBCFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDM in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended DiplomaFind out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
29 points overall with 14 at Higher LevelFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AB, and Standard Higher: AABBB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Education, Humanities, Social Science, Science, Law or Psychology (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include 15 credits at Distinction and 30 at Merit or above.
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- IELTS 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other skills
- GCSE English Language grade B or 6
- An alternative English Language Profile B qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
More about UK qualifications.
- We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
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