For more information about Education degrees with a foundation year at Manchester Metropolitan University, please visit the webpage using the button above.
Year of entry
Four years full-time, including linked degree
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.
Specialist CostsHow are these costs calculated?
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.
Optional Estimate: 2 - 12 a day whilst on placement (costs will vary considerably)How are these costs calculated?
If you proceed to the linked degree and decide to undertake a placement, you will need to budget for travel expenses. Travel costs to placement will vary considerably depending on where you live, the location of your placement and how you choose to travel. Information on public transport costs within Greater Manchester can be found at www.tfgm.com.
Professional CostsHow are these costs calculated?
If you decide to undertake a placement you must undergo a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced Disclosure). At the time of going to press, you do not have to pay for your first DBS check. If you cannot attend a DBS session at the University before the start of the course, you can use the UK Post Office Document Certification Service, which costs approximately £10. If you are not a UK citizen, or if you have lived in one country outside the UK for six or more months in the last five years, you must where this is possible obtain a police clearance certificate from the country in which you resided, in addition to the Disclosure and Barring Service check. You must supply a certified translation if the certificate does not automatically include this. Costs vary and can include fingerprint and translation fees where required. Returning students, who have already had a DBS certificate from Manchester Met and who need a second DBS certificate - for example due to a suspension of study - are required to pay the DBS fee. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details and for current DBS fees: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/dbs/It is possible to complete the programme without taking a placement or undergoing a DBS check.
The Foundation Year provides a route onto a degree if you don't have the qualifications, or have not studied advanced level subjects sufficiently related to your course of choice, but have the ability to study a degree.
Each Foundation Year is part of a specific degree course. You apply for four years full-time, including the Foundation Year.
All Foundation Year students have access to academic and pastoral support from several sources, including a Personal Tutor, Foundation Year Guidance Manager and University Student Services.
Below is a list of the linked honours degree(s) with a foundation year in education and their UCAS codes. The information on this page details the course content and units studied during the foundation year. To find out more about the degree content click on the links below
Education Studies BA (Hons) UCAS code X302, Manchester
Your career prospects after the course
Successful completion of the Education Foundation Year guarantees automatic progression onto Year 1 of your chosen linked degree.
Depending on the linked degree chosen there will be different potential career opportunities following graduation, these are outlined in more detail on individual course entries.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.
UCAS Tariff points/Grades required
Early Years and Childhood Studies (Foundation) X341 - 80 UCAS Tariff Points from A-level or equivalent
Education Studies (Foundation) X302 - 80 Tariff Points from A-level or equivalent
80 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BB) or acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DM or MMP) .
Specific GCSE requirements
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade D or grade 3. Equivalent qualifications will be considered i.e. Functional Skills
Non Tariffed Qualifications
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 30 credits at Merit or equivalent.
IELTS score required for international students
5.5 with no element less than 5.5
There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.
A Disclosure and Barring Service Check is required for all students. This will be completed by the University prior to enrolment.
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