De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education Studies with Spanish

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Course summary

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The course 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. Reasons to study Education Studies with Spanish at DMU: ◾100% of our Education Studies with Languages graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report [above the sector average of 94.6%] ◾Enhance your employability through a recognised competence in a foreign language, distinguishing you from other graduates and significantly improving your career prospects ◾Delivered by experienced academics and developed with input from sector professionals, ensuring learning is up-to-date ◾Work placement options provide opportunities to undertake placements in local schools providing valuable experiences ◾Multi award-winning Square Mile project allows you to engage with the local community to gain cv-enhancing experience ◾DMU Education Studies Students’ Society enriches your experience through stimulating debates and social events with fellow students ◾Gain international expeience through our #DMUglobal programme which has enabled students to teach school children English in Taiwan, consider inequality and segregation in New York, and support refugees in Berlin ◾DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ◾Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017] ◾The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” [Office for Students, 2017]

Course details


First Year ◾Thinking and Learning in Higher Education ◾Evidence-based Teaching and Learning ◾Perspectives on Education Plus: ◾Language Module One Second Year Core modules: ◾Researching Education ◾How People Learn Plus, elective modules from: ◾Philosophy of Education ◾Global Comparative Education ◾Contemporary Cultural Perspectives ◾Technological Transformations in Learning ◾Computer Programming as a Tool for Learning ◾Music in the Life of the Primary School ◾Teaching Diversity: Inclusive Education Internationally ◾Applied Performance Plus: ◾Language Module Two Third Year ◾Education Dissertation Plus, select elective modules from: ◾Placement Project ◾Education and Equality: Class, Race and Ethnicity ◾Gender and Education ◾Education and the Arts ◾Special Educational Needs in Education ◾Adult Learners and Lifelong Learning Plus: ◾Language Module Three

Assessment method

Staff are experienced in all stages of schooling, in further and higher education and in this country and abroad, and are currently engaged in leading research projects, including: ◾The use of ICT in classrooms ◾Social Justice ◾Citizenship education ◾Disruptive behaviour ◾Gypsy/Traveller education ◾Music education ◾Race and education ◾Global comparative education ◾Language Education A variety of teaching methods are employed, including: ◾Lectures ◾Seminars ◾Workshops ◾Placement supervision ◾Independent research ◾Self-directed study Assessment tasks include: ◾Presentations ◾Micro-teaching sessions ◾Contributions to electronic discussion boards ◾Creating wikis and lesson planning, in addition to written assignments There is one examination in second year. These will allow you to develop transferable skills relevant to a career working with children, including critical and reflective thinking and communicating ideas to a group.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Education Studies with Spanish at De Montfort University - UCAS