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Why study Education at Brunel?

Study Education at Brunel and benefit from the best of both worlds; engaging with theory and policy while building your experiences through practical learning and opportunities that will take your learning beyond the classroom on or off our London campus.

Education at Brunel is about more than just teaching. We offer the full range of provision, from BA through to PGCE and MA to Ed Doc and PhD, which makes Brunel an exciting place to come and study.

We’ll give you a balanced view of educational theory, policy and practice within a range of educational contexts as we understand that your education and development can take place in a wide number of environments. This means you’ll have a strong foundation to succeed whatever you’re set on getting into, which might include teaching, educational psychology, social work or counselling.

You’ll be supported and surrounded by academics who have a wealth of experience in education and teaching in different contexts across all age groups and abilities. Their knowledge and first-hand experiences will help you develop a deeper understanding of the concepts you’ll tackle in the university classroom and insight into careers and opportunities outside of it. Your experience will also benefit from meeting and working with the wide variety of different students who choose to come and study education at Brunel. Whether you’ve recently finished formal education and would like to progress, are looking to have a change in career or want to enhance your existing knowledge, you’re likely find others in a similar position on your course. This creates a community where no matter your age or background you’ll work closely with a range of others to share ideas, inspiration and opportunities.

If you are considering a teaching career, you may choose to undertake one of our highly regarded Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) courses. Our Primary and Secondary PGCE courses are judged as ‘outstanding’  by Ofsted (2015) and will give you the knowledge, skills and experience to gain employment as a teacher and the opportunity to progress into a leadership and management role in a school or in the wider world of education.

Through expert teaching, research and support, studying education at Brunel will give you the strong foundation you need to make a difference in a variety of educational contexts.

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Alumni network

We have a well-established alumni network of graduates who have loved their time at Brunel and want to give back. Many of our graduates come back on campus to give talks and session that will give you an insight into progressing into education related fields once you finish your studies. We also have some of our alumni act as mentors to current students, sharing their experiences and networks with our current generation of students.


The facilities on our London campus will aide your learning and prepare you for your next steps. As well as our state-of-the-art 24/7 library which boasts its own librarian for Education there will be a range of different types of classrooms that you'll be in.  For those of you doing teaching, you will experience a range of classroom settings that closely reflect real world primary and secondary teaching environments. This means you’ll be able step into your future career with confidence. 

London life

You’re never too far from top institutions and centres for education or networking events on or off our London campus, as you’ll be studying in the cultural capital of the UK. Being within easy reach of Central London, as well as the Home Counties, is a big plus for you especially when securing placements. Trips to places like The Museum of Childhood, the Wellcome Trust and the Tate, take your learning outside the classroom into other settings and go a long way towards building your knowledge of both formal and informal education.