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Education University of Plymouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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Educators can have a lasting impact on people’s lives. Whether you want to become a teacher, work in the social or care industries, or become a researcher, education studies offers a flexible path to a challenging and rewarding career. Explore moral and social issues, and discover how the environment shapes learning, to understand how you can make a difference to a child’s wellbeing and future.

Take advantage of an optional paid or unpaid work-based learning module to help you stand out when it comes to starting your career. Participate in education-related volunteering in the Plymouth area and develop your knowledge and experience. Make the most of the opportunities presented by being part of a department that has strong links with universities in Canada, Spain, Africa and the USA, through the International Students Exchange Programme.

Benefit from a multi-strand and mutli-disciplinary course that offers scope and flexibility to explore where your strengths lie in the field of education.
Learn from experienced lecturers and tutors who are leading national and international research projects in education.
Tackle central education issues, such as disability and inclusion studies, with the help of experts in the field.
Engage in questions of social justice and inclusion and develop your ability to present well founded arguments.
Participate in education-related volunteering in the Plymouth area and develop your knowledge and experience.
Choose modules in early childhood studies to gain insights into important factors that shape us as young learners.
Seek advice from our expert employability service as you move through the degree.

Course details

Modules

In your first year, you'll be introduced to the three key strands of the course: disability and inclusion, eco-education, and early childhood. The concepts of values and equality will sit at the heart of your learning, helping you develop an understanding of the moral and social issues in education today. Fieldwork at this stage gives you the chance to recognise your strengths and develop specific areas of expertise early on. Your second year picks up the three major strands studied in the previous year, but with additional modules in ICT, alternatives in education, critical theory and philosophy with children, as well as preparation for a PGCE in a school or adult context. You’ll have the freedom to focus on a variety of vocational or postgraduate pathways, while work-based, independent learning allows you to use paid or unpaid work (even a holiday job) to further your reflection skills and enhance your graduate profile. In your final year, the three core strands from years one and two continue, while your main focus will be on educational research. Some options from year two are also available to study in year three. Entry at this level is available to students with a foundation degree or HND-related subject. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment method

Assessment is 100% coursework

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code X308
Institution code P60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 88 - 96 points Including a minimum of 2 A Levels. Preferred subjects include Arts / Drama / Social Sciences / Earl Years / English / Humanities / Media.
A level 88 to 96 UCAS points including a minimum of 2 A Levels. Preferred subjects include Arts / Drama / Social Sciences / Earl Years / English / Humanities / Media.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Preferred subjects include Arts / Drama / Social Sciences / Earl Years / English / Humanities / Media.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 33 credits at Merit or Distinction. Preferred subjects include Arts / Drama / Social Sciences / Earl Years / English / Humanities / Media.
Scottish Higher Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.
AS Considered alongside other qualifications.
Extended Project Considered alongside other qualifcations.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points 24 points overall. Preferred subjects include Arts / Drama / Social Sciences / Earl Years / English / Humanities / Media.
English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H4, H4, H4, H4, H4 Preferred subjects include Arts / Drama / Social Sciences / Earl Years / English / Humanities / Media.
English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered alongside other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Preferred subjects include Arts / Drama / Social Sciences / Earl Years / English / Humanities / Media.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered alongside other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered alongside other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher 88 to 96 UCAS points to include 2 Advanced Highers. Preferred subjects include Arts / Drama / Social Sciences / Earl Years / English / Humanities / Media.
English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered alongside other qualifications.

GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/ 4 or above.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With 5.5 in all elements.

Full details of English Language requirements can be found on our website.

English Language Requirements

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

* Full and part time fees shown are per annum. * Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change. * For all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

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Plymouth
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