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Study the very meaning of education across the globe, critically examining its place in society today.

About Education at Newcastle University

Drawing on more than 120 years of expertise in education, teaching and research, we’ll support you to develop the skills and knowledge you need for a successful future.  

Study the meaning of education across the globe and critically examine how it has changed over time. You’ll explore the sociological, philosophical, historical, and psychological perspectives of education. 

Our expertise spans the diverse field of educational and interdisciplinary practice and policy, including the study of education, international development, and educational leadership. 

What we offer

Renowned programme: We've a long-standing and established international reputation in the field of education and we're dedicated to providing inspirational teaching.  

Exceptional facilities: You will have access the dedicated Education resource centre. 

Career development: Boost your employability by selecting career development modules that will give you the opportunity to undertake work-related learning or gain professional experience.  

Work placement opportunities: Get career ready with a work placement and apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation across the world.  

Your career path

A degree in education from Newcastle shapes your development and understanding, demonstrating your capacity to work individually and as part of a team. 

It also provides you with transferable skills, including workload management, meeting deadlines, written and oral communication, IT, problem-solving and the critical analysis and interpretation of complex ideas and policies. 

You may use this degree as a springboard for further postgraduate study at Newcastle (for example, Primary PGCE, International Development, Cross-Cultural Communication, International Education). 

Alternatively, you may find work in fields as diverse as community or health work, human resource/education management, widening participation or rehabilitation programmes, environmental organisations, heritage sites, museum, theatre and library provision or information management (eg digital learning).

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Find your place in the world

Newcastle University offers an outstanding student experience and a world-class education for life. Our commitment to academic excellence is demonstrated through our position in global rankings. We have a world-class reputation for research excellence.