48 months
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14045 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

This Education Studies with Foundation Year (Hons) degree from University of Derby offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Start your journey towards a BA (Hons) Education Studies with our foundation year. This course 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 
  • Education at Derby has been ranked in the Top 30 in the Guardian League Table 2022
  • 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 Education Studies with Foundation Year (Hons) degree from University of Derby 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.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Children's Literature and Education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Psychology of Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 72
  • A Level DDD
  • BTEC MPP
  • 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 Level 2 as part of your course of study
  • Access to HE Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 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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