Education Studies at De Montfort University - UCAS

Course summary

Overview This programme provides opportunities to engage in many aspects of education, childhood, and life-long learning. You will engage with a range of academic disciplines to discuss, debate and question educational structures, policy, practice and theory. Our Education Studies programme enhances personal development and depth of thought. We believe in creative and collaborative approaches to evidence-based teaching and learning. The programme will empower students to see their own career path in education environments as individual, ongoing, multi-faceted and with many routes. With social justice and inclusion at its heart, alongside work-based learning opportunities, the programme inspires its staff and students to engage with local, national, and global issues. The programme aspires to achieve sector recognition for its innovative research, engaging content and modes of delivery which are transformative for its staff, students, and the wider community. Our students explore how people develop through education and, by taking part in placement and volunteering opportunities from the first year of study and throughout their degree programme, gain a broad range of skills that are transferable to careers in socially-orientated professions. You will cover modules including Perspectives of Education, Childhood, Social Justice and Education, Ways of Learning and Wellbeing, and Special Educational Needs, Disability and Neurodiversity. The programme will also help you to develop transferable skills and your professional agency through placement opportunities. Recent graduates have gone on to work in teaching, education practice, early years childcare, youth work, educational publishing, the creative industries or choose to progress to postgraduate level courses, such as our Education Practice MA. Key features

  • You will benefit from Education 2030 - DMU’s new way of delivering courses, focusing on ensuring the best possible experience for our students. Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.
  • Engage with the local community and boost your CV through placements and volunteering opportunities in learning environments such as schools, art and learning centres or museums.
  • Successful completion of the course provides a foundation to progress onto Initial Teacher Training, enabling you to become a teacher in the UK.
  • Select a route through this degree in English Language, English Literature, Creative Writing, History or Drama. These carefully chosen routes will complement and enrich your understanding of your main subject, alongside broadening your skillset to give you a wider range of career paths upon graduation.
  • Our students have gained international experience related to their studies through our DMU Global programme. Education Studies students have previously explored museum education in Amsterdam, considered inequality and segregation in New York, and supported refugees in Berlin.


FIRST YEAR: Block 1: An Introduction to Education: History and Academic Discipline Block 2: Perspectives of Education Block 3: Childhood, Social Justice and Education OR you can select to study one route from the list below:

  • Creative Writing route: Writers Salon
  • Drama route: Shifting Stages
  • English Language route: Evolving Language
  • English Literature route: Introduction to Drama - Shakespeare
  • History route: Global Cities
Block 4: Contemporary and Evidence-Based Issues in Education SECOND YEAR: Block 1: Ways of Learning and Wellbeing Block 2: Research Methods in Education Block 3 Select one of:
  • Applied Performance
  • Preparing for Professional Practice (placement module) and Cultural and - Educational Transformations
OR continue with the route selected in the first year:
  • Creative Writing route: Story Craft
  • Drama route: Theatre Revolutions
  • English Language route: Sociolinguistics
  • English Literature route: Text Technologies
  • History route: Humans and the Natural World
Block 4: Inclusion and Diversity THIRD YEAR: Block 1 Select one of:
  • Creativity in Education
  • Radical Education
  • Global and Comparative Education
  • Music in the Life of the Primary School
Block 2 Select one of:
  • The Practice and Policies of Primary Education
  • Special Educational Needs, Disability and Neurodiversity
  • Education and Equality: Class, Race and Ethnicity
Block 3 Select one of:
  • Adult Learners and Life-long Learning
  • Gender and Education
  • Reflection on Practice: Teaching and Learning (placement module)
OR continue with the route selected in the first year: Creative Writing route: Uncreative Writing, Creative Misbehavior Drama route: Performance, Identity and Activism English Language route: Language and Identity English Literature route: World Englishes: On the Page and Beyond History route: The World on Display Block 4: Dissertation

Assessment method

This is a full-time course. Each module is worth 30 credits. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, independent research and self-directed study. Assessment may include, but is not limited to:

  • Presentations
  • Micro-teaching sessions
  • Contributions to electronic discussion boards
  • Creating wikis and lesson planning
  • Blogs
- Essays

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


In addition to the academic requirements you will also be required to meet and fulfil non-academic requirements detailed below; - Self-declaration form clearance - DBS Clearance

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15750 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15750 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 at De Montfort University - UCAS