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Education Studies with Mandarin

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 | 2021

Subject

Education studies

Did you know Mandarin is currently the language with the greatest number of speakers? You can start your study of languages at DMU in either French, Mandarin or Spanish at beginner, GCSE (intermediate) or advanced level and learn at a grade and pace that suits you and your needs.

Learning a new language not only helps to provide you with linguistic skills but can also enhance your skills in your native language and develop your presentation, written and critical skills.

Competence in another language is fast become an essential skill for success in the global job market. By combining your study of Education Studies with a language, you can develop your employability with a second language that helps distinguish you from other graduates.

Throughout your degree, you will cover a series of core modules in Education Studies including perspectives on education, thinking and learning in higher education and evidence-based teaching and learning. You will combine this with two 15 credit modules per study level in your chosen language, which will equate to three hours of language per week. During these modules, you will develop your language skills through the study of the country and its society, culture and people.

Key features

- Delivered by experienced academics and developed with input from sector professionals, ensuring learning is up to date with current practices and challenges in the sector.

- Placement opportunities offer you the chance to undertake work experience in local schools, where you can put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experiences.

- By joining the DMU Education Studies Students’ Society you can enrich your experience through stimulating debates and social events with other students.

- Gain international experience through our DMU Global programme, which has enabled students to teach English to school children in Taiwan, consider inequality and segregation in New York, and support refugees in Berlin.

- Learn a modern foreign language while studying how people learn and perspectives on education, with the flexibility to specialise in your areas of interest through option modules. Modules you can choose from include Computer Programming as a Tool for Learning, Education and the Arts and Education and Equality.

**DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.**

Modules

FIRST YEAR: Teaching and Learning in the Primary Sector; Children and Social Justice; Thinking and Learning in Higher Education; Language Module One.

SECOND YEAR: Researching Children and Learning; Language Module Two; plus two modules from: Philosophy of Education; Global Comparative Education; Contemporary Cultural Perspectives; Technological Transformations in Learning; Computer Programming as a Tool for Learning; Music in the Life of the Primary School; Teaching Diversity: Inclusive Education Internationally; How people Learn.

THIRD YEAR: Education Dissertation; Languages Module Three; plus two modules from: Placement Project (strongly encouraged); Education and Equality: Class, Race and Ethnicity; Gender and Education; Radical Educations; Education and the Arts; Educational Needs in Education.

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.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
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

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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.

77%
low
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

84%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

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.

Academic studies in 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
38%
low
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 and teaching

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

£12k

£12k

£21k

£21k

£20k

£20k

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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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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