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International Education (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Overview

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

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.

Updated 15/07/2020

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    1 year full time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK/EU:

    Full Time: £9,250 Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,750

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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

Course Content

  • 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.

    • Module code: EDU4009
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is for students to produce an extended piece of work which explores in depth a topic focused on education and intercultural communication. Students will conduct independent research in order to demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of their chosen topic.
    • Module code: EDU3042
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is to develop students? critical understanding of theories of language acquisition and learning and their application in teaching English in a global context. Students will have opportunities to observe experienced teachers? lessons and will be asked to reflect on their effectiveness following peer group teaching sessions.
    • Module code: EDU3041
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is for students to explore intercultural competence with a view to developing and enhancing their strategies to communicate effectively across cultures.
    • Module code: EDU3038
      Status: Designate
      The purpose of this module is to develop students? ability to construct and critically deconstruct Philosophy of Education dialogues and arguments whilst developing students? understanding of contested education issues so that students are enabled to produce cogently argued positions (on topics that they find personally meaningful).
    • Module code: EDU3026
      Status: Designate
      The purpose of this module is for students to 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.
    • Module code: EYS3139
      Status: Designate
      The purpose of this module is to involve students in the study of the theory and practice of leadership and management techniques used in the provision of Early Years and children's services. The growing body of international research concerning management and leadership in early years and children's services is analysed and considered in the context of preparing students for future professional roles in leading and supporting others.
    • Module code: EYS3137
      Status: Designate
      The purpose of this module is to support students' further development as reflective Early Years practitioners who are able to apply their knowledge of theories and principles of child development and organisational and regulatory requirements to their individual practice and pedagogy. It aims to establish confident Early Years graduates who draw on integrated knowledge to lead and support colleagues raise expectations manage change transitions and improve practice within Early Years settings and services being mindful of multi-agency working.
  • 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.

  • How will I learn?

    For this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops.

    How am I assessed?

    We use a variety of individual and group-based assessments including reports, presentations, posters, portfolios and projects.

  • 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.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    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.

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £13,750

    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.

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