De Montfort University

Education Studies with Mandarin De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Gold

De Montfort University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

Find out more about the TEF.

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 a foreign language is useful for primary teaching and may provide a foundation for teaching secondary learners.

100% of our Education Studies with Languages graduates from summer 2016 are in work or further study after graduating
According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2015-16 report [above the sector average of 94.3%

Delivered by experienced academics
and developed with input from sector professionals

Work placement options
with opportunities to undertake placements in local schools providing valuable experiences

DMU Education Studies Students’ Society
enrich your experience through stimulating debates and social events with fellow students

#DMUglobal international experience initiative
Taking part could broaden your cultural horizons and help develop global skills

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: Teaching and Learning in the Primary Sector; Children and Social Justice; Thinking and Learning in Higher Education; Language Module One.

SECOND YEAR: Researching Children and Learning; Language Module Two; plus two 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; How people Learn.

THIRD YEAR: Education Dissertation; Languages Module Three; plus two modules from: Placement Project (strongly encouraged); Education and Equality: Class, Race and Ethnicity; Gender and Education; Radical Educations; Education and the Arts; Educational Needs in Education.

Assessment method

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.

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 XR41
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Must be from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent.
A level 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.
Scottish Higher 120 points including at least two subjects at Advanced Higher Level with one subject at grade C or better.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 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

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.

Provider information

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