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Course summary

Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. Our Education Studies degree opens doors to a wide range of careers, this course explores the role of education in society and examines how moral and social issues shape learning. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Consider different aspects of education in a range of settings, within and outside school and gain valuable practical experience on work placements which will strengthen your CV. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? You will benefit from a strong focus on social equality, international learning opportunities and the chance to take a specialist pathway in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). HOW YOU WILL LEARN You will be taught using a variety of methods from directed study, lectures, seminars, and tutorials. If you choose not to follow a pathway you will still be undertaking a 12-day work placement in an education setting. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES This course has an international focus so we offer exciting opportunities for you to travel abroad. Our programme of international fieldtrips has given our students first-hand experience of education in countries such as Morocco, The Gambia and Poland. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Our graduates are now enjoying success as higher level teaching assistants, welfare child protection officers, early years practitioners, care assistants, and community learning facilitators. RELATED COURSES BA (Hons) Education Studies BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X301
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
84%
Student satisfaction
67%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
88%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Education Studies with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS