Undergraduate courses in Education, Children and Teaching

Top 15 for Education Teaching Quality

Times Good University Guide 2023

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. We're in the top 15 for Education Teaching Quality in the Times Good University Guide 2023 so you can be confident you'll receive a high quality of teaching with us. 

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
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)

Features

Blog: What can you do with an early childhood studies degree?

Early Childhood Studies course leader, Amanda Tayler, talks you through what you can do with an early childhood studies degree.
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From classroom friends to aspiring teachers

Two college classmates are both heading to Staffordshire University to pursue their dream of becoming teachers
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Friends support the community with free play group

A pair of friends from Staffordshire University have been praised after setting up a free community play group during their studies

Our friendly enquiries team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your course, life at Staffordshire University and much more.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021