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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 13450 per year
This Educational joint honours degree allows you to study two subjects widening your career options. You will gain valuable real-world experience and skills through placements and projects, giving you a head-start in meeting the needs of graduate employers.
Why study Education at Nottingham Trent University?
Why choose this course?
You will benefit from:
How you're taught
In your first year, you will spend an average of between nine and eleven hours a week in:
Lectures will build your subject knowledge and understanding, while tutorials and seminars provide the opportunity to discuss issues and ideas arising from your studies. You will also have practical lessons in techniques like makaton. For the remaining 32 hours a week you will be expected to study these areas independently ready to discuss them in your tutorials and seminars.
In Year Two you will have fewer lectures, seminars and tutorials, as you will spend around 200 hours in a placement of your choice.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on the coursework you do, including:
What placements will I have?
You will have a six-week placement in your second year. You will have access to an online wiki with details of placements available both within the UK and also further afield. Recent placements have been available with a cricket project in Namibia, an international school in Brunei, an orphanage in Mombasa and an English language project in Thailand.
Where will I have a placement?
You could have a placement in a wide variety of settings: industrial, retail, commercial and public sector. These could include:
The course will also offer opportunities to become involved in a number of paid and voluntary schemes in the education, charity and voluntary sector, enhancing both your professional and personal development.
Recent UK placement opportunities have included:
Opportunities also exist in schools and projects overseas and some of our students have travelled as far as Namibia and Thailand to take their placements.
What does the placement involve?
Placements can cover a wide range of activities from helping children with their reading, to organising sports events or assisting in administrative procedures.
International placements can cover a huge variety of projects. You may find yourself building a school, taking an art class, typing up tests and records, or helping a child read – possibly even in the same placement.
Why take a placement?
Placements support both your professional and personal development so that you develop key skills that will make you more employable. They help you understand your subject and its application in real work, enhancing your awareness of the psychology of early childhood.
Learn from our experienced staff
Our tutors are all experience professionals who contribute to research and development within their specialist fields. Their research and influence not only shapes new educational practice, but also feeds directly into our courses, keeping you at the forefront of policy and practice.
A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:
Careers and employability
Your career development
We also have a huge range of activities open to you to add interesting skills to your CV and stand out in the employment market.
Studying a Education Studies and Special and Inclusive Education combination provides the opportunity to develop a broad range of transferable skills which enhance your employability. These include various kinds of verbal and non-verbal communication skills, ICT, numeracy, social skills, organisational and management skills, and critical thinking skills.
The following illustrates possible careers areas you could enter using your special and inclusive education subject knowledge.
Education Studies subject knowledge equips you for professional careers not only in education-related areas but also in a wider range of jobs. The following list is by AGCAS (the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services).
Education graduates generally enter jobs working directly with children or young people, in a support capacity. Other roles in an educational setting, but with less direct contact with children or young people, include administration roles in education. There are posts available in other public sector organisations, such as local government, the health service and the civil service.
The Joint Honours degrees will provide a framework for a wide variety of possible careers. As well as roles based on the chosen subjects, students may also consider sectors such as teaching, training, human resource management, sports development and many others. Our graduates are following a variety of careers paths including roles as:
See where this degree could take you with our Careers Brochure.
Average graduate annual salary after six months*
BA (Hons) Education Studies and Special and Inclusive Education: £17,000
Average graduate annual salary after 40 months*
BA (Hons) Education Studies and Special and Inclusive Education: £21,000 – £25,000
* Unistats website February 2017
Links with industry
We involve industry experts in our courses in a number of ways.
Notes about fees for this course
The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.
The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.
The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
What are we looking for?
We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please see our website or UCAS Course Search for more details.
You will also need to complete:
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you're already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.
The UCAS Tariff
We've created this calculator to help you work out how many UCAS points your qualifications relate to.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.
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