Department of Education

Undergraduate study

Key facts about Education at Sussex

  • Education at Sussex is currently ranked in 18th place among 89 Higher Education institutions nationally, according to The Complete University Guide 2024. 

  • After you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can continue your studies with us to become a qualified teacher. We offer three different routes to Qualified Teacher Status.

  • Following a delayed Ofsted inspection in 2023 (the previous inspection was in 2014), our Early Years Initial Teacher Education provision was ranked “outstanding” in all areas. Both Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Education were ranked “good” overall, with an “outstanding” ranking for Leadership & Management in Secondary specifically.

Childhood and youth studies

Choosing to study Education at university isn't just about teacher training. In the field of childhood and youth studies, you will be taught by leading experts and have interdisciplinary opportunities enabling the study of educational issues from a wider range of perspectives.

The Childhood and Youth: Theory and Practice BA is run jointly with the Department of Social Work and Social Care at Sussex. It is ranked in first place for graduate prospects (employability) according to The Complete University Guide 2024. By studying this BA, you prepare yourself for a wide range of careers working with children, including policy-based governmental positions.

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