Undergraduate study in Education, Children and Teaching

Top 10 for student satisfaction in Education

National Student Survey 2022

Learn outside the classroom

Learn beyond the classroom with our Woodlands Nursery and Forest School practitioners

Choose your specialism

Choose a pathway in SEND, Mental Health & Wellbeing, or Education for our Sustainable World

If you’re looking to have a long, successful and rewarding career working with children or young people, then studying at Staffordshire University's Institute of Education could be the perfect fit for you.

Education courses at Staffordshire University are about more than just teaching careers – we can set you up for a variety of different futures. Through work-based learning opportunities, we will give you the chance to put educational theory into practice, build your skills and confidence and fulfil your aspirations.

Our graduates launch careers in early years, learning support, educational administration or management, community learning or safeguarding, social work, charity work, coaching, mentoring, teaching and more. Your workplace could be an educational setting, children’s centre, charity, care and family support organisation, local council or other learning environment.

You'll be part of our Institute of Education, guided by an experienced teaching team who will help you grow into a professional with a rounded approach to teaching and learning. Our teaching team ranked 13th for academic support and 16th for teaching in the National Student Survey 2022 so you can be confident you're learning from the best. 

Courses

Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

Optional pathways in Mental Health and Wellbeing, Education for Our Sustainable World, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Study options
Full-time

Education (Top-up) BA (Hons)

Optional pathways in Education, Early Years.

Study options
Full-time
Full-time, long top-up

Education Studies BA (Hons)

Optional pathways in Mental Health and Wellbeing, Education for Our Sustainable World, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Study options
Full-time

Careers and connections

Discover why we are the connected university with our range of industry links and career support to help you hit the ground running when you graduate.

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Facilities and expertise

Our expert academics, world-leading research and industry-standard facilities make us the number one destination for students from home and abroad.

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Student experiences

Hear from our students about how the unique learning experience at Staffordshire University has helped shape their approach to study and their career prospects.

Hear from our students
I enjoyed the creative element of my course. We learnt about forest schools and parks and did an activity day in the nature reserve.
Imogen Belicki

Education Studies BA (Hons)

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for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021