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Five reasons to study Education

For those considering a degree in Education but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are five compelling reasons to study this subject area.

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1. Interdisciplinary subject

If you could never choose which subject you liked best at school, Education may be the perfectly rounded degree. You can specialise in different areas such as primary education or adult learning, where a career could see you teaching maths in the morning and music in the afternoon.

2. Course mixture

The structures of Education courses are in place to keep you engaged and teach you a versatile skill set. There are lectures, seminars and plenty of practical work, with many courses including placements at schools.

3. Further study

Additional courses need to be completed if you want to become a qualified teacher. After undergraduate study, you could teach abroad once you’ve completed a TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Or, you could pursue postgraduate options that focus on areas such as social sciences, health and wellbeing.

4. Job opportunities

A degree in Education does not necessarily mean you have to become a teacher. Graduates have gone onto a range of professions, including curriculum designers, education psychologists and education officers in museums or community services.

5. Rewarding

Education can be very rewarding. Many teachers say the best aspect of their job is seeing a child overcome a struggle and understand something challenging. Working in education is also helping to pioneer the future – you'll inspire younger generations who'll continue making the world a better place.

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