Education Studies with Mandarin, French or Spanish BA (Hons)
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 another language has become an essential skill for success in the global job market. By combining your study of Education Studies with a language, you will develop not only competence in the language itself, but will also enhance your employability; a language distinguishes you from other graduates.
Did you know that French is an official language in 32 countries, with a projected growth to 750 million people worldwide by 2050; Mandarin Chinese is currently the language with the greatest number of speakers; and Spanish has over 470 million speakers worldwide including in Central and South American countries and the USA? You can start your study of languages at DMU (French, Mandarin or Spanish) at beginner, GCSE (intermediate) or Advanced level.
- Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or Literature
Plus one of the following:
- A minimum of 112 points from at least two A levels
- BTEC National Diploma - Distinction/Merit/Merit
- BTEC Extended Diploma - Distinction/Merit/Merit
International Baccalaureate: 24+
- Pass in QAA accredited Access to HE overall 112 UCAS tariff with at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
English language requirements:
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Thinking and Learning in Higher Education
- Evidence-based Teaching and Learning
- Perspectives on Education
- Language Module One
- Researching Education
- How People Learn
Plus, elective 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
- Applied Performance
- Language Module Two
- Education Dissertation
Plus, select elective modules from:
- Placement Project
- Education and Equality: Class, Race and Ethnicity
- Gender and Education
- Education and the Arts
- Special Educational Needs in Education
- Adult Learners and Lifelong Learning
- Language Module Three
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
2021/22 tuition fees
- UK students: £9,250 per year
- International students: £14,250 per year
- EU students: Check the website for more information
University also offer a range of postgraduate opportunities, including an Education Studies MA
The Education Studies BA (Hons) develops skills that are particularly useful for students who intend to build a career working with young children. While this is likely to mean employment in primary schools, it can also include nursery and other pre and after-school settings.
Many of our recent graduates have started their careers in; teaching (PGCE), education practice, nurseries, youth work and educational publishing for example.
While the majority of our students choose to follow a career in teaching, the degree opens up opportunities to work in a number of wider educational environments, including youth and community work, local authority employment, social and educational research and early years settings.
About this institute
De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...
Why study at De Montfort University
- Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
- In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
- TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
- Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
- 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.
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