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Education Studies with Mandarin BA (Hons)

Combine the study of the skills and methods behind educating and teaching, with the beginner or post-GCSE level study of the Mandarin language.

Overview

Reasons to study Education Studies with Mandarin at DMU:

  • 98% graduate employability
    Faculty students in work or study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2013/14)

  • Delivered by experienced academics 
    and developed with input from sector professionals

  • 90% student satisfaction
    with the teaching of the course and personal development (National Student Survey 2015)

  • Work placement options
    Opportunities to undertake placements in local schools providing valuable experiences

  • Erasmus exchange
    study abroad, excellent for improving language skills and personal development

  • 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

  • Rated in the top 10 most popular universities in the UK by UCAS
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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 a foreign language is useful for primary teaching and may provide a foundation for teaching secondary learners.

Scholarships:

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer a scholarship for this course.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2017. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: XR41

Duration: Three years full-time, or six years part-time.

Option to undertake a one year Erasmus study abroad programme between years two and three

Location: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding:
Full-time £9,000
Part-time - £988 per 15 credits or £5925 over 4 years or £3,950 over 6 years

Our dedicated #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme, including the cost of travelling to and from placement locations.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 

 

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Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: XR41

Duration: Full-time 

Location: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding: £12,250 

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 

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Entry criteria

GCSEs

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English

Plus one of the following:

A levels

  • A minimum of 120 points from at least two A levels

BTEC

  • BTEC National Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit

Further information about BTEC equivalencies

International Baccalaureate: 28+

Access course 

  • Pass in QAA accredited Access to HE with 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.

Interview: No

Work experience: No

Personal statement selection criteria

  • Clear communication skills, including good grammar and spelling
  • Information relevant to the course applied for
  • Interest in the course demonstrated with explanation and evidence
  • If relevant for the course - work and life experience

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), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Accreditations

 

 

First Year

  • Teaching, Learning and the Politics of Primary Education
  • Childhood, Social Justice and Education
  • Historical and Contemporary Issues in Education

Plus:

  • Language Module One

Second Year

  • Researching Children and Learning 
  • How People Learn

Plus select two 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 Theatre

Plus:

  • Language Module Two

Third Year

  • Education Dissertation

Plus select two modules from:

  • Placement Project (strongly encouraged) 
  • Education and Equality: Class, Race and Ethnicity
  • Gender and Education
  • Radical Educations
  • Education and the Arts
  • Educational Needs in Education
  • Adult Learners and Lifelong Learning

Plus:

  • Languages Module Three

Education Studies' staff are experienced in all stages of schooling, and are also actively engaged in leading research projects, including:

  • The use of ICT in classrooms
  • Social Justice
  • Citizenship education
  • Disruptive behaviour
  • Gypsy/Traveller education
  • Music education
  • Race and education
  • Global comparative education
  • Language Education

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 second year. 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.

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.

Students will typically have up to 8 contact hours of teaching per week.

Year one: normally 4 hours per teaching week in lectures; 4 hours in seminars; personal tutor contact time, extra-curricula

Year two: contact-time format depends on modules chosen. Typically, 3 hours per teaching week in lectures; 3 hours in seminars; 2 hours in workshops

Year three: contact-time format depends on modules chosen. Typically: 1 hour per week in lectures; 1 hour in seminars; 2 hours in workshops. For placement and dissertation modules, students are allocated individual supervisors who will offer tutorial support alongside lectures.

  • Lectures are very large groups, which typically hold well over 100 students
  • Seminars and workshops are typically around 25 students per group

Throughout the course, contact time is supplemented by placement, extra-curricular lectures, employability events, group meetings, meetings with tutors, optional field trips and other activities. As a full time-student, you will be expected to devote a considerable amount of time to independent study, placements and extra-curricular activities.

Facilities and features

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facilities

Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Library

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.

During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.

We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

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. 

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Graduate Careers

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:

  • Youth and community work
  • Local authority employment
  • Social and educational research
  • Early years settings

We also offer a range of postgraduate opportunities, including Education Practice MA.

You can choose to study for a PGCE in your other subject at school or college level. 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
  • Early years settings
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#DMUglobal

International experiences can help you differentiate yourself in an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market. We offer fantastic opportunities throughout Europe and further afield which will help you gain invaluable educational, work-related and cultural experiences through our #DMUglobal and Erasmus schemes.

Recent global experiences have included summer schools in Turkey, Japan and South Korea, giving students the opportunity to learn alongside students from around the world, study unique modules and explore the cities of Istanbul, Fukuoka and Seoul.

 

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We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience. We are happy to help guide you through the process and answer any questions you might have. 

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We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with nine halls of residence – and around 2,300 rooms – all of which are within easy walking distance of the campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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We have a dedicated team to help deal with any issues you may have before, during and after your studies. From finding accommodation and settling in, to arranging academic support during your studies - our support team can help directly or point you in the right direction of someone who can. Find out more.

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