Undergraduate Courses

Key Facts:

National Student Survey 2016 (NSS):  Overall Satisfaction – 95%
National Student Survey 2016 (NSS):  Quality of Teaching – 89%

Employability Information 2016 (DHLE): Graduates in work or further study – 95%
Employability Information 2016 (DHLE): Graduate level employment – 74%

Student Led Teaching Awards 2016:

  • Department of the Year
  • Personal Tutor of the Year 
  • Supervisor of the Year (Postgraduate)                                                        











Welcome to the School of Education and Lifelong Learning and to our Childhood Studies degree programme.  We are an established department, which has been offering stimulating and innovative study programmes for over a hundred years. Aberystwyth was the first university in England and Wales to offer an honours degree in Education. Education is still studied at Aberystwyth and our provision now extends to Childhood Studies and Education and International Development.




You will already have plenty of experience of being educated but are less likely to have had opportunities to study the subject of Education.  A course of study in Education will introduce you to a range of academic disciplines and will also draw on your personal experiences of schooling, peer group and family.  If you want to be a teacher at some time in the future, an undergraduate Education course is an excellent starting point. You do not, however, have to be aiming at a career in teaching to benefit from such a course.

Childhood Studies

The BA Childhood Studies provides you with the opportunity to explore the factors which influence childhood and the vital effect these can have on later development. The degree programme draws on a variety of disciplines, including sociology, psychology and educational studies, to provide a deeper understanding of the childhood years. If your interests lie in children’s growth, development and learning from birth to the teenage years, then this course will allow you to acquire an in-depth knowledge of this intriguing stage of development.

Education and International Development

This new degree scheme will enable students to develop practical and academic skills vital in the changing world of development, as well as a range of skills important in employment. Containing a placement lasting several weeks at home or abroad, it will offer you an insight into the workplace alongside the study of topics such as community development, health promotion and education development. This is a field which offers increasing opportunities worldwide.

Combining original methods of teaching and assessment with a supportive study atmosphere, and an outstanding location in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, a degree undertaken with us will be an educational experience second to none. As well as gaining an excellent knowledge-base in your chosen field, you will develop your thinking and communication skills to a high level, qualities which are valued by a variety of employers.