Moray House School of Education and Sport

Community Education (BA Hons)

The BA Community Education programme is being replaced and is no longer accepting applications. However, a new programme will launch in September 2021 with the title of MA (Hons) Learning in Communities.

For more information about the new MA Learning in Communities degree, contact Programme Director, Stuart Moir. 

Further information

The contact for general information about the new programme is:

Stuart Moir

Programme Director

  • Moray House School of Education and Sport

Contact details

The contact for admissions advice is:

Undergraduate Admissions Office

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact details



The University of Edinburgh
57 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JU

 About the BA Community Education

The BA (Honours) Community Education degree is a professionally endorsed qualification which enables graduates to apply for a wide range of jobs associated with community education (often also described as community learning and development) in the public and voluntary sectors.

This programme provides both a rigorous academic grounding and appropriate professional preparation through placement and work-based learning experience. The course carries a specific focus on community development, youth work and adult education.


100% for overall student satisfaction

We’re delighted that in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS), Community Education received 100% for student satisfaction and include some of the many positive comments from our students.

I received top-level tuition. It was an honour to be taught by such people.

Very enlightening, has made me more critically aware.

Overall, it was a very good learning experience. It opened up my mind a lot more than would otherwise have been possible.