International Education (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 08/07/2019

Three compulsory modules provide the core knowledge and skills. In English Use and Intercultural Communication you will explore how to communicate effectively across cultures. English Language Teaching in International Contexts develops understanding of theories of language acquisition and learning and their application. The Research Project allows you to show a comprehensive and critical understanding of your chosen topic focused on education and intercultural communication.

Course

Highlights

  • Study English language with the key theoretical and practical issues involved in the field of TEFL or intercultural communication.
  • Opportunity to take the Cambridge English Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).
  • Opportunity to visit local nurseries/pre-schools and have a ‘student buddy’ if choosing early years modules

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning and Assessments

For this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. We use a variety of individual and group-based assessments including reports, presentations, posters, portfolios and projects.

Course Details

This course gives you the opportunity to top-up HND/ or Diploma level qualifications (or equivalent) to a full honours degree. Students with a background in the following subjects will be considered: English, linguistics, applied linguistics, English language, Business English, English literature, TEFL, English and Education, Education studies, Early Childhood Studies, Intercultural communication.

The course focuses on a comprehensive awareness/understanding of Education and on English Language use and teaching in a global context. You will develop your knowledge, skills and practice to a high level through this Top-up course which will enable you to gain employment in a range of international educational contexts, from English Language teaching in schools, kindergartens to Educational Leadership, Education Consultancy and Teacher Training.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcomed from students with a HND or equivalent qualification in one of the following subjects: English, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, English Language, Business English, English Literature, TEFL, English and Education, Education Studies, Early Childhood Studies, or Intercultural communication.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level
  • If applying for Early Years Studies then you will be required to have an IELTs score of 6.5

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

Students must complete all compulsory modules in addition to 40 credits made up of optional modules.

  • English Use and Intercultural Communication (+ academic English) (20 Credits)
    Module code: EDU3041
    Core Module Y
  • English Language Teaching in International Contexts (40 Credits)
    Module code: EDU3042
    Core Module Y
  • Research Project (20 Credits)
    Module code: EDU4009
    Core Module Y
  • Educational Aims Values and Ethics (20 Credits)
    Module code: EDU3038
    Core Module N
  • Professional Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education and Care (20 Credits)
    Module code: EYS3137
    Core Module N
  • Personal, Academic and Professional Development: Graduate Leadership (20 Credits)
    Module code: EYS3139
    Core Module N

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

Alongside your modules, you will be able to choose from a range of education-related options.

  • In Exploring Deviance and Disaffection you will explore the diverse nature of deviance and disaffection from the theoretical and applied paradigms relevant to understanding the role of related social justice as it impacts on the lives of teachers and learners through academically, experientially and employability informed critically-investigative peer discussions.
  • In Education Aims Values and Ethics you will develop your ability to construct and critically deconstruct Philosophy of Education dialogues and arguments whilst developing an understanding of contested education issues so that you are enabled to produce cogently argued positions (on topics that you find personally meaningful).
  • In Personal, Academic and Professional Development: Graduate Leadership, you will be involved in the study of the theory and practice of leadership and management techniques used in the provision of Early Years and children’s services.
  • Professional Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education and Care will support your further development as reflective Early Years practitioners, who are able to apply your knowledge of theories and principles of child development and organisational and regulatory requirements to your individual practice and pedagogy.

If you are interested in pursuing Early Years career, you will be advised as to the modules most appropriate to your needs.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Education MA
Education (English Language Education Pathway) MA
Education (Early Years Pathway) MA
Education (Leadership and Management Pathway) MA

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,750

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

Scholarships

EU Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to applicants from the European Union who have achieved excellent grades in their high school qualifications. We have 50 scholarships to…

International Scholarships

We are committed to providing opportunities and rewards to the best and brightest applicants. With this in mind, we offer generous scholarship schemes that provide…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


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Updated 08/07/2019

  • Three compulsory modules provide the core knowledge and skills. In English Use and Intercultural Communication you will explore how to communicate effectively across cultures. English Language Teaching in International Contexts develops understanding of theories of language acquisition and learning and their application. The Research Project allows you to show a comprehensive and critical understanding of your chosen topic focused on education and intercultural communication.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Study English language with the key theoretical and practical issues involved in the field of TEFL or intercultural communication.
    • Opportunity to take the Cambridge English Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).
    • Opportunity to visit local nurseries/pre-schools and have a ‘student buddy’ if choosing early years modules
  • This course gives you the opportunity to top-up HND/ or Diploma level qualifications (or equivalent) to a full honours degree. Students with a background in the following subjects will be considered: English, linguistics, applied linguistics, English language, Business English, English literature, TEFL, English and Education, Education studies, Early Childhood Studies, Intercultural communication.

    The course focuses on a comprehensive awareness/understanding of Education and on English Language use and teaching in a global context. You will develop your knowledge, skills and practice to a high level through this Top-up course which will enable you to gain employment in a range of international educational contexts, from English Language teaching in schools, kindergartens to Educational Leadership, Education Consultancy and Teacher Training.

    Additional

    Information

    Methods of Learning and Assessments

    For this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. We use a variety of individual and group-based assessments including reports, presentations, posters, portfolios and projects.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Applications are welcomed from students with a HND or equivalent qualification in one of the following subjects: English, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, English Language, Business English, English Literature, TEFL, English and Education, Education Studies, Early Childhood Studies, or Intercultural communication.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level
    • If applying for Early Years Studies then you will be required to have an IELTs score of 6.5

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • Students must complete all compulsory modules in addition to 40 credits made up of optional modules.

    • English Use and Intercultural Communication (+ academic English) (20 Credits)
      Module code: EDU3041
      Core Module Y
    • English Language Teaching in International Contexts (40 Credits)
      Module code: EDU3042
      Core Module Y
    • Research Project (20 Credits)
      Module code: EDU4009
      Core Module Y
    • Educational Aims Values and Ethics (20 Credits)
      Module code: EDU3038
      Core Module N
    • Professional Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education and Care (20 Credits)
      Module code: EYS3137
      Core Module N
    • Personal, Academic and Professional Development: Graduate Leadership (20 Credits)
      Module code: EYS3139
      Core Module N

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    Alongside your modules, you will be able to choose from a range of education-related options.

    • In Exploring Deviance and Disaffection you will explore the diverse nature of deviance and disaffection from the theoretical and applied paradigms relevant to understanding the role of related social justice as it impacts on the lives of teachers and learners through academically, experientially and employability informed critically-investigative peer discussions.
    • In Education Aims Values and Ethics you will develop your ability to construct and critically deconstruct Philosophy of Education dialogues and arguments whilst developing an understanding of contested education issues so that you are enabled to produce cogently argued positions (on topics that you find personally meaningful).
    • In Personal, Academic and Professional Development: Graduate Leadership, you will be involved in the study of the theory and practice of leadership and management techniques used in the provision of Early Years and children’s services.
    • Professional Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education and Care will support your further development as reflective Early Years practitioners, who are able to apply your knowledge of theories and principles of child development and organisational and regulatory requirements to your individual practice and pedagogy.

    If you are interested in pursuing Early Years career, you will be advised as to the modules most appropriate to your needs.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,750

    Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Scholarships

    EU Undergraduate Scholarship

    This scholarship is open to applicants from the European Union who have achieved excellent grades in their high school qualifications. We have 50 scholarships to…

    International Scholarships

    We are committed to providing opportunities and rewards to the best and brightest applicants. With this in mind, we offer generous scholarship schemes that provide…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour