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MEdu (in curriculum enhancement) with Qualified Teacher Status MEd

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Take our exciting new four-year route which combines undergraduate and masters level study. You’ll gain a highly regarded qualification to advance your career.

Course description

  • Achieve an integrated masters degree and the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status on this innovative new teaching course
  • Undertake varied school placements to develop your professional skills
  • Prepare for future leadership roles by gaining problem solving and advanced research skills at masters level
  • Choose from a range of curriculum enhancement options to tailor the course to your interests and career ambitions
  • Learn from our passionate and experienced team who are committed to helping you become the best teacher you can be.

How you will learn

Supported by expert colleagues, you’ll learn through lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, guest speakers, and creative partners. School placements are a vital part of your development, and you’ll also have the opportunity to broaden your experiences through museum visits, overseas school visits, and visits to special educational needs settings, early years and Key Stage 3 settings.

Work placements

During the course, you'll spend approximately 36 weeks on placement in a number of different schools. This will include a mixture of placements from EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) through to the end of Key Stage 2. During this time you will be supported by mentors and subject specialists. You will also complete a placement in a special educational needs setting to help build your skills when working with diverse groups.

How you're assessed

There are no exams, so you’ll be assessed through essays, personal reflections, presentations, posters, reports, tests, and audits. During the first three years of the course, you will undertake an assessed placement. In your final year, your placement will not be assessed.


When you graduate, you'll be ready to teach in a primary school. As a newly qualified Early Career Teacher with an integrated masters degree, you will be prepared for future leadership roles - the insights into curriculum management gained on the course will position you to take responsibility for subject areas early in your career.

Our Early Career Teachers are highly regarded in the education sector and many of our graduates go on to secure jobs in schools where they undertook their placements.

You will also benefit from our continued support as you begin your career. We offer our Early Career Teachers a range of resources, subject updates, events, conferences and development opportunities to aid your transition into professional practice.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 90 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69.0 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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