For more information about Education (top-up degree) at Manchester Metropolitan University, please visit the webpage using the button above.
Year of entry
Full time route (one year) limited to graduates of Foundation Degree Supporting Teaching & Learning
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. Total optional cost: £600
This top-up degree course is aimed at applicants who wish to become teachers, develop their professional practice or broaden their knowledge of how schools and classrooms work. It is available full-time to those students who have previously completed a Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
You must be currently employed within an educational setting or engaged on a similar voluntary placement. This is an essential requirement, as you will need to undertake small-scale research in your workplace, as well as applying some of the knowledge gained on the course in your day-to-day work.
*This degree does not confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). However, it may provide a foundation for postgraduate courses in teacher education and other related fields, including those offered by this university.
Your career prospects after the course
Our recent graduates have entered a wide range of careers in education, as teachers, early years professionals, administrators and managers, youth and community leaders and managers.
Other graduates have pursued careers in counselling, coaching or training, learning support, management or careers in the voluntary sector.
Graduates find they are highly valued by a variety of professions in the wider education and social care sectors that value critical thinking, analytical and evaluative skills.
Graduates can access continuing professional development after their first degree, which enables them to seek promotion and career progression for example masters degrees in education leadership and management, and to produce research-focused further professional study through our links with the Educational and Social Research Institute.94%
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known
Typical entry requirements
These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.
We will interview you as part of your application.
UCAS Tariff points/Grades required
A relevant Foundation degree. Can consider applicants with existing degree (i.e. 3rd/pass/2:2) although if 2:1 advise PGCE
Specific GCSE requirements
Not necessary but if they wish to proceed to QTS status would require GCSE Maths and English (plus Science in the case of Primary teaching) at grade C or grade 4.
If you plan to take this non-QTS course with the aim of applying for a postgraduate primary teaching course after you graduate, you must check the entry requirements for PGCE as well. Many post graduate routes require a 2:1 (Hons) in your first degree and also require achievements in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at least at grade C or grade 4. You also need to be engaged in classroom practice in some way.
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