Education Studies BA Hons BSc (Hons)

You will engage with a range of academic disciplines to discuss, debate and question educational structures, policy, practice and theory. Our Education Studies programme enhances personal development and depth of thought. We believe in creative and collaborative approaches to evidence-based teaching and learning. The programme will empower students to see their own career path in education environments as individual, ongoing, multi-faceted and with many routes. With social justice and inclusion at its heart, alongside work-based learning opportunities, the programme inspires its staff and students to engage with local, national, and global issues.

Course details

This programme provides opportunities to engage in many aspects of education, childhood, and life-long learning.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

The programme aspires to achieve sector recognition for its innovative research, engaging content and modes of delivery which are transformative for its staff, students, and the wider community.

Our students explore how people develop through education and, by taking part in placement and volunteering opportunities from the first year of study and throughout their degree programme, gain a broad range of skills that are transferable to careers in socially-orientated professions.

You will cover modules including Perspectives of Education, Childhood, Social Justice and Education, Ways of Learning and Wellbeing, and Special Educational Needs, Disability and Neurodiversity. The programme will also help you to develop transferable skills and your professional agency through placement opportunities.


Entry requirements


Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including: English and Maths
Plus one of the following:

A Level

A minimum of 104 UCAS points from 2 or more A levels
T Levels

Merit BTEC

BTEC National Diploma — Distinction/Merit/Merit or
BTEC Extended Diploma — Distinction/Merit/Merit
Alternative qualifications include:

Access to HE Diploma

Pass in QAA accredited Access to HE overall 112 UCAS tariff with at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit.

International Baccalaureate: 24+ points


This course helps develop skills that are particularly useful for students who want to build a career working with young children. While this can open up opportunities for employment in primary schools, it can also include nurseries as well as other pre and after-school settings.

Many of our recent graduates have started their careers in teaching, education practice, nurseries, youth work, educational publishing and the creative industries. Graduates can also build on their knowledge with postgraduate opportunities, including an Education Practice MA, which opens up opportunities to work in a number of wider educational environments, including youth and community work, local authority employment, social and educational research, museum and gallery education and early years settings.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: An Introduction to Education: History and Academic Discipline
  • Block 2: Perspectives of Education
  • Block 3: Childhood, Social Justice and Education OR you can select to study one route from the list below:
  • Creative Writing route: Writers Salon Drama route: Shifting Stages English Language route: Evolving Language English Literature route: Introduction to Drama – Shakespeare History route: Global Cities Block 4: Contemporary and Evidence-Based Issues in Education

Block 1: Ways of Learning and Wellbeing

Block 2: Research Methods in Education

Block 3 Select one of:

Applied Performance
Preparing for Professional Practice (placement module) and Cultural and Educational Transformations

OR continue with the route selected in the first year:

Creative Writing route: Story Craft
Drama route: Theatre Revolutions
English Language route: Sociolinguistics
English Literature route: Text Technologies
History route: Humans and the Natural World
Block 4: Inclusion and Diversity

  • Block 1 Select one of:
  • Creativity in Education
    Radical Education
    Global and Comparative Education
    Music in the Life of the Primary School

  • Block 2 Select one of:
  • The Practice and Policies of Primary Education
    Special Educational Needs, Disability and Neurodiversity
    Education and Equality: Class, Race and Ethnicity

  • Block 3 Select one of:
  • Adult Learners and Life-long Learning
    Gender and Education
    Reflection on Practice: Teaching and Learning (placement module)
    OR continue with the route selected in the first year:
  • Creative Writing route: Uncreative Writing, Creative Misbehavior
    Drama route: Performance, Identity and Activism
    English Language route: Language and Identity
    English Literature route: World Englishes: On the Page and Beyond
    History route: The World on Display

  • Block 4: Dissertation