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De Montfort University

Education Studies

UCAS Code: X300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects.

Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

120 points including at least two subjects at Advanced Higher Level with one subject at grade C or better.

UCAS Tariff

120

Must be from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Education studies

Explore how people develop through education, examine the skills and methods behind learning and teaching, and enhance your CV through placement and volunteering opportunities.

**Reasons to choose Education Studies at DMU:**

+ Choose to study Education Studies as a single honours programme, or in combination with French, Mandarin, Spanish or Psychology.

+ 97% of our Education Studies graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17 report (above the sector average of 94.6%).

+ You will study a range of topics including how people learn, teaching diversity - inclusive education and technological transformers in learning.

+ Gain international experience related to your studies through our #DMUglobal programme which has seen Education Studies students teach English to school children in Taiwan, consider inequality and segregation in New York, and support refugees in Berlin.

+ Successful completion of the course provides a foundation to progress onto a PGCE qualification, enabling you to become a teacher in the UK.

+ Take part in our Erasmus programme for the opportunity to study in Spain or Finland between the second and third year of your course.

+ Engage with the local community and boost your CV through placements and volunteering opportunities at schools, art and learning centres or museums.

**Please note, the course requires a DMU Self Declaration form that you must complete and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance in accordance with DMU's admission policy prior to starting the course**

Modules

FIRST YEAR: Historical and Contemporary Issues; Teaching and Learning in the Primary Sector; Children and Social Justice; Thinking and Learning in Higher Education.

SECOND YEAR: Researching Education and Learning; How People Learn; Teaching Diversity: Inclusive Education Internationally; Optional Modules.

THIRD YEAR: Education Dissertation; Special Educational Needs in Education; Optional Modules.

Assessment methods

A variety of teaching methods are employed, including: lectures, seminars, workshops, placement supervision, independent research, self-directed study. Assessment tasks include: presentations, micro-teaching sessions, contributions to electronic discussion boards, creating wikis and lesson planning, in addition to written assignments. There is one examination in year two. These will allow you to develop transferable skills relevant to a career working with children, including critical and reflective thinking and communicating ideas to a group. Students will typically have up to 8 contact hours of teaching per week.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

97%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Teaching and educational professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Customer service occupations

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£11k

£11k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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