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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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    Education and Sociology - BA (Hons) University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,120 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Medical Education (Intercalated) - BMEd University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    17,275 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Community Education - BA (Hons) University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,275 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Education Studies (Top-Up) - BA (Hons) University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,500 GBP
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about
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    Education (Primary) - BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    12,450 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
    Tuition fees per year
    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
    Tuition fees per year
    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
    Tuition fees per year
    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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    Medical Education - MMed University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,150 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Education (Nursery/Early Education) - MEd University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    30 months
    Tuition fees per year
    6,195 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Education and Sociology - MPhil University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,150 GBP
    Start date
    October, February
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    Education Studies - MA University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,500 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Education Studies and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - MSc University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,950 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in education in the UK

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    Professional Doctorate in Education - EdD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    7,750 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Education and Sociology - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    6 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,150 GBP
    Start date
    October, February
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    Education - PhD University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    0 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Education and Training - PhD University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 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
    Tuition fees per year
    6,890 GBP
    Start date
    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
    Tuition fees per year
    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
    Tuition fees per year
    13,300 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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