Education Studies with Languages is distinct from the Single Honours course as it combines the study of Education with the study from beginner or post GCSE level of a foreign language, we currently offer:
It would be of interest to students who dropped languages at school after year nine or after GCSE, and to students who have no background in languages but realise the potential of skills in a foreign language for future employment prospects.
UCAS course code: XR39
Duration: Three years full-time, six years part-time.
Option of a one year Erasmus study abroad between years two and three.
Institution code: D26
Pass. English GCSE equivalency required, 12 level 2 credits
Work Experience: No
International Baccalaureate: 30+
If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass. English and Maths GCSE equivalency required, 12 level 2 credits in each subject.
The language module focuses on language competence and a ‘cultural awareness’ class each week, which introduces the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of your chosen language.
Education Studies staff are experienced in all stages of schooling, and are also actively engaged in leading research projects that feed into our teaching.
Teaching methods include lectures, research seminars and self-directed study. Assessment is by coursework, book reviews, reflective writing, seminar papers, group presentations, placements, exam and dissertation.
Students may take the following language ‘routes’ depending on the languages background/level on entry:
You can choose two or three modules from:
You can choose three modules from:
Strong links with education providers gives opportunities to undertake a placement in a local school. Voluntary work in educational settings is also encouraged as students find it prepares them very well for initial teacher training.
You can also benefit from an Erasmus exchange in the country where the language you are studying is spoken. Studying abroad excellent for improving language skills and undertaking self-discovery and personal development.
You may choose to study for a PGCE. Whilst you would not be able to teach Languages at Secondary level with this Degree, competence in a foreign language to Independent User/Proficient User level is useful for Primary teaching. Many students follow a career in teaching.
However, the degree opens up opportunities to work in a number of wider educational environments, including:
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