Education Studies De Montfort University


If you want to make a positive contribution to people’s lives and society as a whole, then take the first step towards becoming an educationalist. Graduates have gone on to a variety of successful careers in both the public and private sectors; in local government services, nurseries, learning support, personnel management, careers advice, social services and charities.

98% of our Education Studies 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

Tailor your learning
study Education as a single honours, or combine with French, Mandarin or Psychology

Further study
successful completion of the course provides a foundation to progress onto the PGCE

Multi award-winning Square Mile project
engage with the local community through school placements, art & learning centres or museums

DMU Education Studies Students’ Society
enrich your experience through stimulating debates & 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]

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Start date

    21 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


FIRST YEAR: Historical and Contemporary Issues; Teaching and Learning in the Primary Sector; Children and Social Justice; Thinking and Learning in Higher Education.

SECOND YEAR: Researching Education and Learning; How People Learn; Teaching Diversity: Inclusive Education Internationally; Optional Modules.

THIRD YEAR: Education Dissertation; Special Educational Needs in Education; Optional Modules.

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. There is one examination in year two. These will allow you to develop transferable skills relevant to a career working with children, including critical and reflective thinking and communicating ideas to a group. Students will typically have up to 8 contact hours of teaching per week.

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 X300
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

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.