Education Studies (Foundation)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why is our education system organised the way it is? How can schools best prepare children for their future lives? Is it a school’s job to teach children right from wrong? Through Education Studies, you’ll explore a range of disciplinary perspectives and other contemporary debates in education. Drawing on philosophy, sociology, history, psychology and politics, you’ll consider issues such as the role that gender can play in a child’s journey through education, the way education differs across national contexts, and how people learn in out-of-school settings such as museums, galleries and theatres. You’ll also have the chance to get out into schools and other settings to see and experience education in practice. Some of the ways you might learn include group work with your peers, debating topical issues in education and delivering group presentations. This is to help you develop the confidence to present to an audience, whether you’re speaking to a classroom and eight-year-olds, your friends or educational professionals. We want to make your experience as interactive and collaborative as possible. Features and benefits - Real world projects - You’ll have access to EdLab, our enterprise and engagement facility, where you’ll work on real community projects. - Study abroad - You’ll have the opportunity to study at a university in Europe, America, Japan or Australia in year three. - Practical experience - In year two, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a school or alternative educational setting - Teaching expertise - Our teaching team has practical experience across a range of educational settings (including schools, youth and community projects and theatre education) and are engaged in cutting-edge educational research.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeX302
Institution code M40
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level BB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 80 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

GCSE Grade D or 3 in English Language. Equivalent qualifications will be considered, e.g. Functional Skills. IELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.5.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For further information: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate
Education Studies (Foundation) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS