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Our courses

Our courses cover education and learning in all age groups, from the early years through to primary and secondary schools, youth work and adult education. On this page you can find out more about:

Teacher training courses

Initial teacher training courses for primary and secondary

There are a number of routes that you can take to become a qualified teacher at the University of Brighton, including BA(Hons) with QTS, PGCE, School Direct or Troops to Teachers. Find out more

Initial teacher training for post-compulsory (post-16)

Our postgraduate certificate in post-compulsory education is specifically for those who want to teach in FE colleges, sixth form college or in private training organisations. Find out more

Qualifying as an early years teacher

If you already work with children under five, or want to, the Early Years Teachers Programme provides a number of flexible routes that will help you gain early years teacher status. Find out more

BA(Hons) Education

If you want to gain a deeper understanding of education in a range of settings, both nationally and internationally, then the BA (Hons) could be for you. Taught through a range of learning experiences both at university and on placement, this course is an ideal preparation for a wide range of career opportunities in education, including progressing on to postgraduate teacher training.

More about the BA(Hons) in Education

On our Hastings campus you can complete a number of courses that combine education with another subject in which you might be particularly interested. These courses include:

More about our joint BA Education courses at our Hastings campus

Working with children and young people
(part-time study)

If you want to, or you already do work with children or young people, we have a number of part-time courses that are designed so that you can study for a professional qualification while you are working. Our courses cover a range of contexts and roles, including early years, supporting learning in primary, secondary and further education settings, youth work and the broader field of children and young people’s services.

Working with adults (part-time study)

If you want to, or you already do teach or train adults, we have a number of part-time courses that are designed so that you can study for a professional qualification while you are working. 

Postgraduate courses for teachers and other education professionals

You can develop your teaching or education management skills in a specific area with our flexible postgraduate framework. It allows you to develop a study programme to suit your interests and your existing work commitments.
You can work towards a postgraduate certificate and then complete additional modules and a dissertation to be awarded a masters degree.

More about our CPD opportunities for teachers

Research study programmes

The Education Research Centre offers a range of research study programmes:

  • MPhil/PhD programme - for people interested in education research in both formal and informal education settings, from schools, nurseries, youth groups or training organisations to ministries of education.
  • Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme - for experienced, practising education professionals, the programme focuses on advancing professional knowledge in practice.

Our specialist Curriculum Centre in the Checkland Building houses more than 25,000 teaching resources spanning all the subjects in the National Curriculum. The collection includes games, DVDs, CDRoms, pictures, charts, education packs and an extensive collection of children’s books.

Browse the centre’s catalogue


Do you need to improve your staff expertise in a specifc subject? Develop a training programme to build leadership skills? Or develop a course that you can deliver to your clients? We have experience in all of these areas.

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