Department of Education

Undergraduate study

The School of Education and Social Work’s commitment to high-quality teaching and pedagogic innovation is evidenced through league table successes and the number of academic faculty holding local and national teaching awards. Not only that, 82 per cent of Education undergraduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 2016)!

Thanks to its academic foundation, professional focus and variety of electives offered, graduates of the Childhood and Youth: Theory and Practice BA are well equipped for a wide variety of careers – or further study to become a teacher or social worker. The Primary and Early Years Education BA (with Qualified Teacher Status) course will prepare you for a career in primary and early years education while developing your academic skills, research expertise and ability to critically analyse. 

See also our Optional pathways and electives page which gives details of modules which can be taken in addition to those of your main subject to enable you to specialise in a specific area of interest. If you take a whole 'pathway' (4 modules / 60 academic credis) your degree will reflect your 'specialism' in its title.

The School has an impressive employment record with a high proportion of graduates entering graduate-level employment in a related field within six months of graduation. 

For details of our undergraduate courses, see our prospectus.

The School of Education and Social Work prides itself on its academic staff's expertise in the study of childhood and youth in both the Department of Education and the Department of Social Work and Social Care.

We have recently launched an undergraduate and a postgraduate taught degree drawing on this expertise:

We welcome applications from candidates who are keen to pursue a broad, challenging and rewarding degree. Local and international students are welcomed, the participatory nature of both courses providing opportunities to share and develop interests in working with children and young people in a broad range of environments and contents. Both degrees prepare graduates for a diverse range of careers, or for further study.

Watch the following video to hear a student’s experience of the placement opportunities on the BA in Childhood and Youth: Theory and practice.

For further details contact:

Admissions Coordinator 
T +44 (0)1273 678447 
eswenquiries@sussex.ac.uk