School of Education


Studying for a degree at Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

The University of Nottingham is consistently one of the top choices for graduate recruitment among UK employers in the annual High Fliers report.


The critical focus of BA Education provides a strong basis for a wide range of further education, training and employment opportunities. Personal and academic development modules will develop your self-study and reflection skills, while work-based placement opportunities offer you a chance to get hands-on experience in an educational environment.

You will also build a broad theoretical and practical understanding of educational research methods suitable for entering the field of educational research.

100% of undergraduates from the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £16,000 with the highest being £17,700.*

* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Careers and Employability Service

The Careers and Employability Service offers excellent careers guidance, information and resources, and holds workshops on CV writing, completing application forms and interview techniques. As a University of Nottingham graduate, you can receive lifelong support from the service.

Find out more about careers in education.

The Nottingham Advantage Award

The award-winning Nottingham Advantage Award recognises and rewards your extracurricular activities. With a choice of over 200 modules across all our campuses, you can hone the key skills employers want and unlock your potential. You will leave university with demonstrable experience that sets you apart from your competitors.


Graduate employers

Potential BA Education graduate destinations:

  • Civil service
  • Education in museums and prisons
  • Charities and NGOs
  • Community and educational theatre
  • Educational marketing, PR and journalism
  • Primary school teaching (subsequent to gaining Qualified Teacher Status)


School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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