If you want to make a positive change to young people’s lives and society as a whole, then studying this course is your first step.
Education Studies with Psychology examines how childhood is understood and shaped by society and how educationalists and psychologists theorise personal, social, emotional and intellectual development.
Recent graduates have gone on to work in teaching, education practice, early years childcare, youth work, educational publishing, the creative industries or choose to progress to postgraduate level courses, such as our Education Practice MA.
You’ll cover topics including perspectives on education, thinking and learning in higher education, historical and contemporary issues and childhood, social justice and education, as well as developing your professional agency through placement in year one.
You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from elective modules in years two and three that include forest school and outdoor learning, preparing for professional practice, music in school life, inclusion, education and equality, special educational needs and creativity and education.
- You will study a range of topics including historical and contemporary issues in education, perspectives on education and the core areas of psychology.
- Learn about the connections between Psychology and Education with the flexibility to specialise in your areas of interest through option modules. Modules you can choose from include Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Counselling Psychology.
- Successful completion of the course provides a foundation to progress onto ITT, enabling you to become a teacher in the UK.
- Take part in our Erasmus programme for the opportunity to study in Spain, Finland or Denmark between the second and third year of your course.
- Engage with the local community and boost your CV through placements and volunteering opportunities at schools, art and learning centres or museums.
- Our students have gained international experience related to their studies through our DMU Global programme. Education Studies students have previously explored museum education in Amsterdam, considered inequality and segregation in New York, and supported refugees in Berlin.
Reasons to study Education Studies with Psychology at DMU:
- 100% of our Education Studies with Psychology graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating
According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report [above the sector average of 94.6%]
- Delivered by experienced academics
and developed with input from sector professionals
- Work placement options
strong links with community provide opportunities for work placements and volunteering
- DMU Education Studies Students’ Society
enriches your experience through intellectually stimulating debates and social events
- Gain international expeience through our #DMUglobal programme
which has enabled students to teach school children English in Taiwan, consider inequality and segregation in New York, and support refugees in Berlin
- DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]
- The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” [Office for Students, 2017]
Structure and assessment
The modules offered can change each year depending on expertise, timetabling and student interests. The following modules are indicative of current teaching:
- Historical and Contemporary Issues in Education
- Perspectives on Education
- Evidence-based Teaching and Learning
- Core Areas of Psychology
The following modules are indicative of current teaching:
- Researching Education
- Teaching Diversity: Inclusive Education
- How People Learn
Plus, select one or 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
Plus two modules from:
- Social Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
The following modules are indicative of current teaching:
- 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
- Special Educational Needs in Education
Plus two modules from:
- Counselling Psychology
- Well-being and Positive Psychology
- Psychology and Education
Facilities and features
Health and Life Sciences
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.
The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.
Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.
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.
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
All students are encouraged to undertake some voluntary placement experience towards the end of Year One and continue to do so throughout Years Two and Three. It is usually possible to begin earlier in First Year. Placements are assessed through a project/placement module in Year Three.
Such opportunities will be arranged via De Montfort University’s award-winning Square Mile Programme, subject to background checks (DBS). However, students may decide to undertake numerous consecutive placements in different settings of their choice.
Graduates from this programme will have opportunities for employment within The BA (Hons) Education Studies 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.
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 and early years settings.
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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