• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
This Education Studies (Hons) course at De Montfort University explores how people develop and learn throughout their lives, while examining the skills and methods behind educating and teaching. The course will prepare you for a wide variety of careers that involve training, teaching or leading others.
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Overview

This Education Studies (Hons) course at De Montfort University provides an opportunity to engage in current debates on education by focusing on the contemporary approaches, skills and methods used in teaching, learning and educational wellbeing, and looking at how childhood is shaped by culture and society.

Our students explore how people develop through education and, by taking part in placement and volunteering opportunities, gain a broad range of skills that are transferable to careers in socially orientated professions.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in teaching, education practice, early years childcare, youth work and educational publishing or choose to progress to postgraduate level courses, such as our Education Practice MA.

You’ll cover topics including perspectives on education, thinking and learning in higher education, historical and contemporary issues, teaching diversity, how people learn, and special educational needs.

You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from elective modules in years two and three that include global comparative education, technological transformations in learning, education and equality, and education and the arts.

Graduate Careers

This course helps develop skills that are particularly useful for students who want to build a career working with young children. While this can open up opportunities for employment in primary schools, it can also include nurseries as well as other pre and after-school settings.

Many of our recent graduates have started their careers in teaching, education practice, nurseries, youth work and educational publishing. Graduates can also build on their knowledge with postgraduate opportunities, including an Education Practice MA, which opens up opportunities to work in a number of wider educational environments, including youth and community work, local authority employment, social and educational research and early years settings. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Professional Agency
  • Historical and Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Perspectives on Education
  • Childhood, Social Justice and Education 
  • Evidence-based Teaching and Learning
  • Thinking and Learning in Higher Education

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • A typical offer is a minimum of 120 UCAS points from at least two A levels, or
  • BTEC National Diploma — Distinction/Distinction/Merit or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma — Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • Plus five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or Literature.
  • Alternative qualifications include:

    • Pass Access in QAA accredited Access to HE with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course
  • We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
    • International Baccalaureate: 28+ points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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