Education and Social Work

Empowering you to inspire them

Education and Social Work

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Why study with us?

Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Education and Social Work at Birmingham City University.

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98% graduates employed

Over 98 per cent of graduates employed

The latest DLHE survey (2016/17) showed that 98.9 per cent of students from the School of Education and Social Work were in work or completing further study six months after graduation.

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Fantastic facilities

State-of-the-art facilities

We’re investing £41 million in an extension to our existing £30 million campus in Edgbaston to provide state-of-the-art learning facilities for our education courses. 

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Placement experience

Getting you ready for employment

As an undergraduate student you’ll get hands on experience on your course through placements in appropriate settings, ensuring you’re ready for employment when you graduate.

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Approved courses

Approved Courses

Many of our courses provide qualification for a profession, including our teacher training programmes which result in QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and Social Work, which allows you to register with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).

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Earn while you learn

OpportUNIty

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles with us at the University, and gain valuable experience for your CV and future employment.

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International opportunities

Opportunities to study abroad

You’ll have opportunities to travel abroad through the Erasmus+ scheme, which will allow you to study or work in another EU country and receive a grant that will cover part of the costs during your stay.

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Enhance development

Continue your professional development

We run a range of postgraduate and short courses, and can be flexible to allow you to study single modules at this level, so you can be sure we’ll look after your professional development even once you’re in employment.

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Global city

City of Birmingham

Study with us and you’ll be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham – with all the employment possibilities that a big, multicultural city brings. Plus the social life’s not bad either!

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Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome new undergraduate students in 2018 we’re giving away at least £150 of free credit to ‘spend’ on books and other learning material. Plus, you don’t have to pay it back!

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Learn from the experts

Learn from the experts

Our staff are experienced professionals and maintain links to ensure you get the most up-to-date learning during your course. Many are research active, contributing to scholarship in education, childhood and youth, and social work.

See our new education facilities  

Welcome to our new home! Our education courses have moved to our City South campus in Edgbaston. Our new £41million facilities include specialist teaching spaces including music, art and technology to support our focus on creativity and innovation in education.

Come along to one of our open days for a tour of the building and to see the facilities for yourself. 

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