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Study education in the UK

An in-depth guide to studying education in the UK as an international student

What types of education degree can you study in the UK?

What do education experts in UK say?

  • Richard Poole

    Richard Poole

    University of Portsmouth Associate Head (Academic)
    Richard Poole says

    The UK education sector is well-established and respected around the globe, with a good number of prestigious and world-renowned educational establishments situated here.

    The vocation of teaching and education is recognised as a key profession in the social and intellectual development of the population. The UK offers world-leading insight and knowledge in this field and associated areas such as teacher training, educational leadership and management, and educational psychology. Studying education in the UK will allow students to draw on cutting edge research, and pedagogical strategies and techniques.

    Whether it be an undergraduate degree in education or a postgraduate degree in teaching, students can be assured that they will be prepared effectively for their chosen career in the education sector.

    Having worked in education of a number of years, many students choose postgraduate study to enhance their career prospects, enabling them to progress into educational leadership, r into specific fields such as educational psychology or educational administration.

    UK education is recognised by employers, universities and governments worldwide. Academic standards are of high prestige and the education will provide you with a solid foundation to boost your potential for having a higher salary and finding exactly the job you want.

    International students who study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at a recognised university are allowed to work part-time during term for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during the holidays. Transferring to a Post Study work visa is an option for students graduating from summer 2021 onwards which is fantastic news for students who want to live and work in the UK after their course.

Top education programs in the UK

What are the top Education Undergraduate programs in the UK?

Bachelor's in education in the UK

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    Journalism with Education - BA (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,686 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,480 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Education: Primary and Early Years and Creative Computing - BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,082 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,300 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Education and Early Years (Top-up) - BEd (Hons) University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Education and English - BA (Hons) Edge Hill University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Education and English Literature - Dual BA (Hons) Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,054 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,750 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in education in the UK

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    Physical Education with Outdoor Education (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,819 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Education: Early Years and Primary - FdA London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,032 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,850 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Primary Education - FdA Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,662 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,900 GBP

    Start date
    September, February
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What are the top Education Graduate programs in the UK?

Master's in education in the UK

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    Education: Early Years Pathway - MA University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,694 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,750 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Education Studies - MA University of Portsmouth, UK
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,537 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,750 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Education - MA York St John University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,334 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,750 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Health Professions Education - MSc University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    0 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 0 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Religious Education (Interdisciplinary Studies) - MA Liverpool Hope University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,499 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Doctorate in education in the UK

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    Education - PhD University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Professional Doctorate in Education - EdD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,537 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,750 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Professional Doctorate in Education with special focus on sustainability, equality and diversity - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,367 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,890 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Education - PhD Liverpool Hope University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,499 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Education - PhD University of Gloucestershire, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,015 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,160 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in education in the UK

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    Education in Academic and Practice Settings - PGCert Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,884 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,328 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Secondary Religious Education - PGCert Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,082 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,300 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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