• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Education Studies with Mandarin, French or Spanish (Hons) programme from De Montfort University is ideal for students who discontinued languages at school after year nine or GCSEs, or those who have no background in languages. Competence in another language has become an essential skill for success in the global job market.

 By combining your study of Education Studies with a language, you will develop not only competence in the language itself, but will also enhance your employability; a language distinguishes you from other graduates.

Did you know that French is an official language in 32 countries, with a projected growth to 750 million people worldwide by 2050; Mandarin Chinese is currently the language with the greatest number of speakers; and Spanish has over 470 million speakers worldwide including in Central and South American countries and the USA? You can start your study of languages at DMU (French, Mandarin or Spanish) at beginner, GCSE (intermediate) or Advanced level.

Graduate Careers

The Education Studies BA (Hons) develops skills that are particularly useful for students who intend to build a career working with young children. While this is likely to mean employment in primary schools, it can also include nursery and other pre and after-school settings.

Many of our recent graduates have started their careers in; teaching (PGCE), education practice, nurseries, youth work and educational publishing for example. We also offer a range of postgraduate opportunities, including an Education Studies MA.

While the majority of our students choose to follow a career in teaching, the degree 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

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Not available for International. 

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thinking and Learning in Higher Education
  • Evidence-based Teaching and Learning
  • Perspectives on Education
  • Language Module One
  • Researching Education 
  • How People Learn
  • Philosophy of 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.

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General Requirements

GCSEs

  • Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or Literature

Plus one of the following:

A levels

  • A minimum of 120 points from at least two A levels 
BTEC
  • BTEC National Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit

International Baccalaureate: 28+

Access course

  • Pass 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.

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

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

Funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

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