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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2020/21)

International fee

£14,045 per year (2020/21)

UCAS points

72 (September 2020 entry)

UCAS code

X301

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

This course is available as a Joint Honours degree.

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Course description

Top25for Education**The Guardian University Guide 2020

Start your journey towards a BA (Hons) Education Studies with our foundation year. This course will build your knowledge and confidence while offering an excellent introduction to all aspects of education – from early years to lifelong learning.

From day one of the foundation year stage, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of being a University of Derby student, along with extra support to help you build your knowledge, skills and confidence.

A broad spectrum of knowledge

You will be provided with a solid understanding of education and educational equality, bringing together perspectives from history, psychology, sociology and philosophy. 

You will attending an intellectually stimulating course that will make you an authority on current education policy and practice.

You can choose to build on this core knowledge by following one of our specialist pathways in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). 

Real-world learning in action

Even if you choose not to study a specialist pathway, you’ll still undertake a 12-day work placement in an education setting during stage two of the course.

A Global Outlook

We offer exciting opportunities for you to travel abroad to broaden your horizons. Our programme of international fieldtrips has given our students first-hand experience of education in countries such as Morocco, The Gambia and Kenya.

We also participate in the Go Places, Go Further international exchange scheme, which enables you to apply to study in the Netherlands as part of your course, bringing a new dimension to your CV.

These experiences provide you with valuable insights into different contexts and levels of educational provision as well as critical issues surrounding economic, social and cultural development.

Choose your pathway

Build a degree to reflect your personal interests by taking one of our two optional specialist pathways:

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Pathway

This pathway has been developed in response to a growing demand for high-calibre trained staff who can work with learners with special educational needs and/or disability.

You’ll explore a range of SEND practitioner roles and the ways that government policy impacts upon such roles, inside and outside the classroom. Our strong links with schools and colleges – both special and mainstream – mean you can learn from leading professionals working in the SEND field.

TESOL Pathway

This pathway is ideal if you want to focus on English language teaching for learners in a variety of contexts. It equips you with the skills to work with English as an Additional Language (EAL) pupils in a primary or secondary setting; to work abroad as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher; or to work as a teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in an adult or community environment.

You’ll undertake observed teaching practice to give you vital experience and enhance your employability. We introduce you to various approaches for teaching grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation. You’ll also look at lesson planning, syllabus design and assessment. In addition, we encourage you to reflect upon your own knowledge and understanding of the English language.

A vibrant learning experience

You will be taught by influential researchers and published authors whose work is shaping the debate about the future of education. Their research in education includes topics such as inclusion, diversity, social equality, online learning and pastoral care in primary, secondary and higher education.

Foundation Year - helping you to achieve more

Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.

Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year.

What you will study

Foundation YearFoundation YearYear 1Year 1Year 2Year 2Year 3Year 3

Code: 3ED504

Study Skills for Undergraduate Study

This module will introduce students to the academic skills needed for study at undergraduate level, and enable them to plan for their future study and career.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 2MO500

English

This is a level 2 module. The module is oriented towards providing students with sufficient English skills to enable them to engage confidently with level 4 modules.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 2MO501

Mathematics

The course is equivalent to GCSE Maths and covers statistics and probability, number work, geometry, and algebra and graphs.
20 Credits
optional
Exam
Coursework

Code: 3ED500

Children's Literature and Education

This module will present learners with opportunities to demonstrate understanding of literary texts of different types and periods and to recognise their importance and relevance as social commentaries of the day. It will provide students with a general introduction to education in its broadest sense, whilst encouraging learners to question the role, purpose and value of education. Through coherent, informed, individual responses to the set texts, this module will explore themes such as childhood; gender; social class and education as a tool for social mobility.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 3ED501

Philosophy of Education

An exploration of the main branches of analytical philosophy, language, truth and logic; epistemology, moral and political philosophy, jurisprudence and aesthetics with a focus on education.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 3ED502

Psychology of Education

This module will introduce students to a variety of key psychological studies and topics. Through these studies and topics, students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the scope of psychological research and the methods employed by those researching different aspects of human nature within an education and childhood context.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 3ED503

Sociology of Education

This module provides an introduction to the study of sociology. It is intended to encourage an understanding of sociological theories, and to foster an awareness of sociological issues and phenomena within an educational and childhood context. The module is delivered primarily through lecturers and assessments take the form of coursework.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 3FO501

Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology

This module will provide students with a theoretical understanding of physiology and anatomy of the relevant body systems. Fundamental anatomical and physiological concepts will be explored for a range of body systems in relation to what these systems consist of and how they function. The concepts of health and disease will be introduced as the range of body systems are explored.

The module will incorporate both theoretical and practical learning to enable students to apply their knowledge of the human body.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 4ED501

Introduction to Comparative Education

This module offers an opportunity for you to become informed about educational practice in more than one country. This will involve analysing and comparing a specific feature of education provision in the UK with comparable provision in a European context.

In particular, students will consider education structures and provision in selected countries of Europe. We understand Europe to include New Europe, as well as the traditional countries.

This module provides students with information about the University’s exchange programme in Europe and encourages students to explore the possibility of undertaking an exchange visit in year two.

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20 Credits
core
Practical
Coursework

Code: 4ED513

Philosophy of Education

The module will serve as an introduction to philosophy generally, and as an introduction to the philosophy of education in particular. The aim of the module is to provide students of education with foundational knowledge and range of approaches that can be applied to their field.
20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4ED514

Another Brick in the Wall: An Introduction to the Sociology of Education

This module is an introduction to the sociology of education, focusing on key concepts such as class, gender, race, and religion. These concepts are located in the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to provide a contemporary and global context for students’ understanding of the challenges of inequality within the education system. The module develops students’ ability to rigorously evaluate a range of sociological theories and understand how the application of theory can support understanding of inequality in education.

This module provides a general introduction to the sociological perspective in education, and homes specifically on issues of inequity. It places these within a global context using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in order to locate educational inequality in a framework of global citizenship. Theoretical perspectives include functionalism, conflict theory, social interactionism, feminism, and critical race theory.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4ED515

Community Project

The module will allow students to explore the varied contexts in which education is delivered. Students will be encouraged to investigate education outside the traditional classroom, at local, national and international levels. Social pedagogy, the dynamic nature of theory and the importance of critical reflection will be emphasised in relation to the context of education in a challenging cultural, social, political and economic climate. The module has an innovative approach to assessment in that it offers students a choice of a theoretical or a practical assignment.

Students will explore the role of education in the community and the notion of civic engagement; taught sessions will cover themes such as social pedagogy, alternative provision, refugee education and global citizenship education. Each week students will contribute to a dynamic online outline of provision they have discovered locally. Students will have the opportunity to explore Derby as a City of Sanctuary and not only identify provision associated with this, but also become involved with a project in the community.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4ED516

Education Through the Ages

A quality introduction to the history of education will help students to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of the history of education in Britain and that of the wider world. The aim is to inspire students’ curiosity to know more about the past and to provide the foundations for studying history of education at level 5 and 6. The module will equip students to ask perceptive questions, to think critically and to start weighing evidence.

This module will provide students with the basic knowledge and chronological understanding of the history of education in Britain and that of the wider world where applicable. The module will encourage students to explore the rational for studying history of education and will invite students to gain an understanding of methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4ED517

Teaching, Thinking and Reasoning

This module will be concerned with the contribution of psychology on the field of thinking and reasoning in human development. It will explore psychological frameworks and scientific research to examine our current understanding and influences on the teaching and learning of thinking and reasoning.

The aim of this module will be to explore the relationship between different psychological traditions, and explain how thinking and reasoning occurs and develops. The impact of psychological theories and research (such as, from cognitive psychology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience; developmental, social, and clinical psychology; philosophy, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and education) on the teaching and learning of thinking and reasoning will be investigated.

This module discusses the purpose of education, and it extends its inquiry into how the brain learns and processes information. It profiles several theories that have affected educational practice, including Dewey, Montessori, Piaget, Vygotsky, Feuerstein, Costa, Gardner, Sternberg, Perkins, Diamond, Pinker, Goleman, and Coles.

 

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5ED502

Education in Context: a reflection

The placement (12 days/72 hours) aims to offer you an opportunity to develop an appreciation of an educational setting and the working practices of professionals who work in the education sector. You will also begin to reflect on your own professional identity and profile in context.

This module will allow you the prospect of reflecting on theories studied throughout your programme, the application of these theories and policies in a practical setting. You will have the chance to develop the transferable skills of professionalism, communication, time management, organisation, and interpersonal relations.

During this module you will have the opportunity to think critically about your placement context and to explore educational topics relating to that setting. These key questions will help you develop and refine your own philosophy of education and inform your own career pathway.

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5ED532

Research Methods in Education

This module will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to undertake your level 6 Educational Independent Study. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative approaches to educational research enquiry, this module will enable you to examine and critique the theoretical and practical process of educational research design from developing an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methodological approaches, to consideration of research ethics, access, sample and limitation.

Additionally, you will be introduced to a selection of research methods for data collection, and mechanisms for analysis of such data with an emphasis on qualitative research methods but also looking at quantitative and theoretical research.

The module will consider the elements required to construct and design a research project within the field of educational inquiry. The module will be informed by key educational research. 

Drawing on a range of research methodology literature, students will be invited to consider the value, purpose and rationale for research for educational studies, particularly what make educational research distinctive. Students will be encouraged to think about the philosophical position from which educational research is undertaken, considering quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches. 

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5ED503

Educational Alternatives

This module explores the influence of a range of historical and philosophical perspectives on education and considers ways in which the promulgation of alternative approaches to education has influenced curriculum options and choices. You will be introduced to different approaches to education drawing on the work of a range of philosophers.
20 Credits
optional
Practical
Coursework

Code: 5ED510

Specific Learning Needs

The umbrella term Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) is used to cover a wide range of categorical terms which are applied to learners and which signal the diversity of the learner population.

This module will provide you with an opportunity to develop an informed understanding of, and insight into different perspectives on the specificity, origin, identification, consequences and educational response surrounding specific learning difficulties with specific reference to creating an inclusive classroom.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5ED516

An Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

This module is for students who are interested in developing an understanding of the practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

It will explore the basics of language acquisition theory and popular methodology while inviting students to practise the methods, procedures and techniques used in the language classroom. Students will also develop an awareness of the English language and aspects of grammar, lexis and phonology.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5ED529

Is it all just words? Language, Society and Education

This module focuses on key concepts surrounding language, society and education. Students will develop their understanding of concepts such as first language development, literacy, multilingualism, educational discourse, and classroom language. A range of sociological theories will be used to generate ideas around the power of language in education, and to analyse the effects of language on the outcomes of education.

This module begins with an introduction to language in education and the key skill of critical observation. A range of perspectives on language in education are then examined, including literacy inequalities, first language development, multilingualism and education language policy. Sociological theories such as Marxism, Black Radicalism and functionalism are employed to evaluate and analyse the impact of language in educational experience.

The second half of the module includes an introduction to sociolinguistics, drawing upon sociological theories such as post-structuralism, social interactionism and structuration theory. This provides the theoretical framework for an examination of issues such as how language is used in the classroom, in educational discourse, and in social constructions of identity.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5ED530

Lessons from History of Education

This module will explore lessons that can be drawn from the history of education. The module will focus on critical accounts relating to specific historical aspects and it will help students to understand the specific circumstances and agendas that shaped today’s education, the processes of change, the diversity of educational provisions and relationships between different stakeholders as well as their own educational experiences and challenges the education sector faces today.

The module will equip students to ask perceptive questions, to think critically, to weigh evidence, to sift arguments and to develop perspectives.

This module will explore particular aspects in the history of education to help students understand the specific circumstances and agendas that shaped today’s education. By exploring the complexity of human events, including the co-existence of continuities and changes, students will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the origins of the challenges the education sector faces today. Students will be encouraged to refer to the past to develop perspectives and judgement on present concerns in education.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5ED531

Motivation and Achievement

This module will explore a variety of contemporary theories relating to motivation and achievement such as expectancy value and attributional theory, with the goal of identifying strategies to make learning more rewarding and inclusive. The module will also convey the importance of considering internal and external influences such as, the personal attributes of learners, educational institutions/ organisations, and technology in motivating and engaging learners.

Implications of the different factors influencing motivation and achievement will be explored through understanding the needs of people in and outside the learning environment, and evaluating existing systems to ensure they serve the intended purpose. There will be a range of teaching and learning methods employed throughout the module including: lectures, seminar activities, case studies, individual and group work, tutorials and independent study.

 

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6ED538

Independent Study in Education

The Educational Independent Study module is a two-semester project in which students pursue independent research on a question or problem of their choice, engage with the scholarly debates in the relevant disciplines and, with the guidance of their supervisor, produce a substantial product of 10,000 words (or the equivalent) that reflects a deep understanding of the topic.

The ‘product’ or ‘project’ option of the Independent Study provides students with an opportunity to engage in community/practical work and to meet the learning outcomes of the module via a more practical and/or creative route. The module carries 40 credits.

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40 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 6ED513

SEND in Context

This module aims to develop further the ideas raised in the module the Changing Role of the SEND Practitioner and to offer you the opportunity to develop your understanding of not only the role of the SEND specialist and support professionals in a specific setting, but also to examine how the setting supports children, young people or adults in relation to one of your optional modules.

You will be able to critically reflect on the challenges faced by SEND practitioners and how the specific needs of a heterogeneous group of individuals are met in a particular context such as Education, Health or Social Care. You will be supported to identify aspects to reflect upon in current and relevant developments in theory and practice.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6ED522

Diversity in Social Emotional and Behavioural Development

It is essential that professionals understand developmental diversities. Understanding the needs and the developmental processes of humans is the foundation to an awareness of how developmental diversity impacts upon the individual.

You will further examine how theories of development can be related to social, emotional and behavioural diversity and difficulties which might arise. The module further develops perspectives underpinning such diversity and their potential in understanding the nature of SEBD, its potential antecedents, and interventions to meet the needs of children, young people and adults.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6ED526

Linguistics for TESOL

Human language is a complex system of sounds and meanings which enables us to communicate with each other and express our thoughts and feelings.

This module is for students who are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of the English language for effective teaching practice. It will explore the basics of linguistics while taking into consideration regional and social variations of the English language. Through the study of the language and by analysing spoken and written texts as well as semiotics, you will have a greater understanding of the needs of those learning English in a variety of contexts.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6ED527

Principles and Practices of TESOL 1

This module is for students who are interested in developing an understanding of the principles and practices of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It will explore the politics of English today and consider the varieties of English that exist across the globe.

It is within this context that students will discover how both individuals and groups learn English through examining second language acquisition theory building on what they have learned in Stage 2. Students will also develop an understanding of what motivates individuals to learn English and how the teacher can encourage autonomous and independent learning in both young language learners and adults.

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20 Credits
optional
Practical
Coursework

Code: 6ED528

Principles and Practices of TESOL 2

This module is for students who are interested in developing an understanding of the principles and practices of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It will explore popular teaching methodology and approaches in TESOL today and consider the advantages and disadvantages of being a native speaker of English teaching English versus a non-native English teacher.

This module is designed to build upon what they have learned in Stage 2 and also in the module Principles and Practices of TESOL 1 enabling students to begin building their own philosophy of teaching and learning. Linked to this, students will also develop an understanding of the concept of professionalism in the field of TESOL.

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20 Credits
optional
Practical
Coursework

Code: 6ED537

‘Entrepreneurial’ Education

The level 6 philosophy module returns to examining education in a wider context than schooling. This module introduces students to key educational philosophers who critique and challenge the structure of education, particularly around operations of power. This module uses philosophical ideas and approaches to think carefully and critically around forms of education and knowledge production and revisits the question ‘what is the purpose of education?’

Students will be encouraged to apply and critically discuss philosophical approaches and identify how current professional practice either maintains or develops the identified themes, and how these may be negated or emphasized. Students are offered the chance to shape the module for themselves in terms of its content, structure and assessment requirements.

The module asks whether the business of education is no longer concerned with asking if knowledge and knowledge production ‘is true’ and has shifted to asking, ‘what use it is?’, ‘is it efficient?’ and ‘is it sellable? Students are introduced to philosophical perspectives that discuss the rise of ‘improvement’ agendas, instrumentalism, performativity, governmentality and the role of students as consumers. In keeping with the spirit of the module, this module will be co-produced with the students who are offered the chance to shape the module for themselves in terms of its content, structure and assessment requirements.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6ED539

Left Behind and Left out: Social Exclusion and Education

This module focuses on the role of education in mediating social exclusion. Students will draw on theoretical explanations of social exclusion to develop their understanding of the underlying social processes that contribute to social exclusion. Students will critically examine how education policies and practices can perpetuate and exacerbate social exclusion either purposefully or indirectly, or whether such strategies can act to reduce and alleviate social exclusion.

This module builds upon knowledge of the sociology of education and introduces social policy, specifically the concept of social exclusion. In society, as in education, what constitutes a socially-excluded group shifts over time, and this flux in perception of who is included and excluded is critically evaluated using key theories. Of particular focus are the strategies, policy and practices enacted in relation to the groups in education, and to what extent they ameliorate or reinforce the exclusion. Through dialogue and discussion, a critical understanding is reached of the strategies, policies and practices. The module concludes by examining the specific effects of such interventions on the academic achievement of socially excluded groups.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6ED540

The Future of Education

This module will use history, the study of the past, to develop a vision for the future. After having studied the building blocks of modern British education at level 4 and 5 student will now be encouraged to examine current issues in education policy and practice through exploring the past to develop a vision for the future.

Students will be expected to use a range of evidence to formulate appropriate and justified ways forward and potential changes in practice. The module will equip students to ask perceptive questions, to think critically, to weigh evidence, to sift arguments and to develop perspectives and judgement.

This module will build on the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in previously studied modules in history of education. The module will be explore the role history can play in formulating educational ideas and policy agendas to transform practice. Students will be encouraged to refer to the past to develop perspectives and judgement on present concerns in education and to apply lessons learned to current policy and practice conversations.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6ED541

The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching

This module will focus on scientific research to examine concepts of teaching and learning. Students will be asked to consider several questions such as, how does learning occur? How should educators design teaching to optimise learning opportunities and develop the skills that are crucial for young people to thrive in a changing world? Finally, the module will conclude with the question of, how can we translate an ambition to enhance teaching and learning on the ground and in classrooms?

Various activities will examine brain-based learning and brain-targeted teaching while exploring strategies for teaching, assessment, and learner engagement using a variety of artefacts.

This module focuses on the theory and science of learning, including Brain-Based Learning (BBL), Brain-Targeted Teaching (BTT), neuromyths, and the pedagogy of teaching. It begins by exploring the anatomy of the brain (structure and functions of the brain) and the impact of the environment and self-belief on it.

It explores different theories and research findings on brain activity to explore, classify, and explain humans learning processes. It considers the opportunities and challenges of adopting brain-based approaches to education. After that, it investigates various factors that could affect the brain’s development such as, brain injuries, exercising during school break time, information technology (smartphones and video recording), learning from television, learning handwriting at school, taking part in the Reading Acceleration Programme (RAP), mindfulness training, visually engaging versus watching physical activities, testing. Finally, the module concludes with a section on the future directions of neuroscience in education.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

You’ll be taught using a variety of methods from directed study, lectures, seminars, and tutorials. If you choose a specialist pathway, you'll undertake compulsory work placements. If you choose not to follow a pathway you will still be undertaking a 12-day work placement in an education setting.

How you're assessed

You won’t have to take any exams as you will be assessed through course work, including essays, presentations, portfolios, reports and case study analysis.

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Who will teach you

Ruth Mieschbuehler

Dr Ruth Mieschbuehler
Programme leader

Ruth is a Programme Leader for Education Studies

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Entry requirements

September 2020 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

IELTS6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Please Note: Whilst you are not required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate before starting this course, you will be required to obtain a DBS certificate before you start any placement where you will be working with children, young people or vulnerable adults. A DBS certificate is a compulsory element of the SEND and TESOL pathways. If you are unable to obtain a DBS certificate you will be unable to complete any of the specialist pathways (in SEND or TESOL) and your placement will need to be located where there is no legal DBS requirement. Payment for the DBS initial process is included in your course fees.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2021 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points72
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at Level 2 as part of your course of study.

IELTS6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Please Note: Whilst you are not required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate before starting this course, you will be required to obtain a DBS certificate before you start any placement where you will be working with children, young people or vulnerable adults. A DBS certificate is a compulsory element of the SEND and TESOL pathways. If you are unable to obtain a DBS certificate you will be unable to complete any of the specialist pathways (in SEND or TESOL) and your placement will need to be located where there is no legal DBS requirement. Payment for the DBS initial process is included in your course fees.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£14,045 per year

N/A

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Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Careers

Our BA (Hons) Education Studies with Foundation Year paves the way to wide-ranging career opportunities in fields relating not only to education but also to social care, health care, careers and guidance, and the voluntary sector.

Our graduates are now enjoying success as higher level teaching assistants, welfare child protection officers, early years practitioners, care assistants, and community learning facilitators.

Depending on the specialist pathway you choose, you could also progress to roles such as special educational needs co-ordinator, SEND teacher or SEND manager or as a teacher specialising in English as a foreign language.

You could also enhance your career prospects further still by continuing to study with us at masters level. 

Please note that this course does not offer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). However, many of our graduates choose to progress to postgraduate teacher training programmes, such as our PGCE Primary or PGCE Post-14 (Education and Training).

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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

The information below is correct for entry in the academic year September 2020 - August 2021 only. Entry for future academic years may be subject to change.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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