London Metropolitan University

Education Studies Extended Degree (including Foundation Year) London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Why study this course?

This extended degree includes a foundation year (Year 0), providing an alternative route into higher education if you don't have the traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills for undergraduate study and explore social issues around education.

More about this course

The Education Studies Extended Degree (including Foundation Year) BA is designed to prepare you for the challenge of studying at undergraduate level. This four-year course provides the background necessary for degree level study and is aimed at those who do not have the traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for entry at Level 4.

The course will engage your interest in a range of issues to provide an exciting and stimulating environment.

We'll focus on improving your academic and study skills, boosting your confidence and unlocking your potential at Level 3. This will provide an excellent foundation for developing higher level knowledge within a more specific subject field during your subsequent years of study.

This four-year extended degree is ideal for anyone looking for a career where they can make a difference in contemporary society.

When you successfully pass the foundation year, you'll be able to study one of our education studies honours degrees. You can stick with a single honours in education studies or combine it with social policy (with a focus on understanding the responses to the social disadvantages which work against some young people's success in mainstream education) or with English literature to widen the opportunities for your future career.

What our students say

“My course has helped me grow as an individual. I feel more confident, but most importantly, it has encouraged me to become a critical thinker.”
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Course details


Year 1 modules include:

Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)
Culture, Family and Power (core, 15 credits)
Media, Crime and 'Race' (core, 15 credits)
Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)
Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)
Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)
Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)
Studying London (core, 15 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through portfolios of reflective writing, digital portfolios, essays, reports, presentations, discussion and seminar skills. The course consist of 87.5% coursework and 12.5% exams.

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 X101
Institution code L68
Campus name Holloway
Campus code O

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level DD Typical offer DD (48 UCAS points from one or more A levels).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma D: 6 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 15 credits
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required.
Scottish Higher CC A minimum of 42 UCAS points at Higher level.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English at standard level.

English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

These fees are for the 2019–20 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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166-220 Holloway Road
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N7 8DB

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