36 months
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14045 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

Deepen your understanding of education from early years to lifelong learning. You can tailor your Education Studies with Optional Pathway in SEND or TESOL (Hons) degree from University of Derby to match your career aspirations by choosing one of our new specialist pathways.

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Overview

Gain a broad understanding of education from early years to lifelong learning before pursing a career in teaching or education more widely. You will benefit from a strong focus on social equality, international learning opportunities and the chance to take a specialist pathway.

  • Education at Derby has been ranked in the Top 25 in the Guardian League Table 2020 
  • Tailor your degree to your career aspirations by choosing one of our pathways in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Broaden your educational horizons on one of our exciting international fieldtrips: our students have travelled as far afield as The Gambia, Morocco and Poland
  • Gain valuable practical experience on work placements which will strengthen your CV
  • Consider different aspects of education in a range of settings, within and outside school
  • If you complete this course and meet the entry requirements for our PGCE Primary, we will guarantee you an interview 

Careers

As a graduate of the Education Studies with Optional Pathway in SEND or TESOL (Hons) degree from University of Derby you will discover 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.

Throughout the course, we place great emphasis on improving your employability. Our end-of-year symposium Voices of the Near Future encourages students to showcase their future aspirations and explore the many career directions available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Another Brick in the Wall: Sociology of Education
  • Community Project
  • Education Through the Ages
  • Teaching, Thinking and Reasoning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 104-112
  • A Level BBC-BCC
  • BTEC DMM
  • GCSE GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships, bursaries and discounts available to international students. You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and the International Excellent Student Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. The £2,000 Postgraduate (PGT) Scholarship is awarded automatically to most (non-EU) overseas applicants, subject to eligibility. 
  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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