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.
- 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 - see below for full details
As Education Studies with Optional Pathway in SEND or TESOL (Hons) graduate 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.
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.
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- Philosophy of Education
- Research Methods in Education
- Community Project
- Education Through the Ages
- Teaching, Thinking and Reasoning
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- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEducation Languages Early Childhood Education View 145 other Masters in Early Childhood Education in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
- Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
- BTEC - DMM
- Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6
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International14045 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Derby
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- 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.
- Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.