• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

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

  • Choose our foundation year route if you want to strengthen your knowledge and skills before you progress to stage one of the BA (Hons) Education Studies degree 
  • Explore the role of education in society, including how moral and social issues shape learning
  • Match your degree to your interests and ambitions with one of our pathways in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Strengthen your CV by gaining valuable practical experience on work placement
  • Take the opportunity to join one of our exciting international fieldtrips: our students have travelled as far afield as The Gambia, Morocco and Kenya
  • Look at different aspects of education in a range of settings, within and outside school

Careers

The 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.

The 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Study Skills for Undergraduate Study
  • Literature: Literary Representations of Education and Childhood
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Psychology of Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
  • An Introduction to Comparative Education
  • Education for All? Exploring Inequality
  • Learning in Higher Education
  • Psychology and Education: Understanding Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Research Methods for Independent Study
  • Education in Context: A Reflection

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    56

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • 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.
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - MPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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