Education Studies degree provides a stimulating opportunity to engage in current key debates on childhood and children’s learning. It focuses on current approaches to children’s education and well-being and how childhood is shaped by culture and society.
It provides ideal preparation for those interested in going on to study for a PGCE in the primary sector. The course includes a programme of guest lectures and education research seminars which enhance your learning. There is also an active Education Studies Society.
UCAS course code: X300 (Part-time entry: apply direct to DMU)
Duration: Three years full-time, six years part-time
Institution code: D26
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.
This course is for students who intend to build a career working with young children. While this is most likely to mean employment in primary schools, it can also include nursery and other pre-school and after-school settings.
Staff are experienced in all stages of schooling, in further and higher education and in this country and abroad. A variety of teaching methods are employed, including:
Our staff are also actively engaged in leading research projects, including:
You are encouraged to be an active learner, discussing issues, engaging in tasks and working collaboratively and independently. Assessment is by coursework, allowing you to fully explore the topics, set either through individual or group research.
Assessment tasks include presentations and micro-teaching sessions, reflective writing and contributions to electronic discussion boards. 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.
You can choose three or four modules from:
You can choose three modules from:
We have links with many education providers such as various local schools and other learning environments.
As part of your degree, you will be expected to undertake a placement in a local school. Students thoroughly enjoy this experience and find it prepares them very well for PGCE training.
This course 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. We also offer a range of postgraduate opportunities, including an Education Studies MA|.
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Investment of £8 million in our first-class teaching and learning facilities helps develop your practical experience and enhances your employability.
DMU’s fully-equipped library is well stocked with a range of textbooks, journals, e-journals, videos and DVDs and is open 24 hours a day for independent and group study.
Applications for undergraduate courses from UK/EU applicants must go through UCAS, you can fill out an application form through their website ucas.ac.uk|. If you do not have regular access to the internet or find it difficult to fill out applications online you can request an alternative format from UCAS either through their website ucas.ac.uk or via the contact details below.
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“I created the Education Studies Society with the help of the excellent teachers.”
Core academic staff
Dave Cudworth| (programme leader for BA Education Studies)
Prof. Barry Dufour|
Dr. Martin Gough
Dr. Debbie Le Play
Dr. Sarah Younie| (programme leader for MA Education Practice)
Additional academic staff
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