Education - exchange modules

Plymouth Institute of Education works with a range of partners to offer high-quality research, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

We recognise that developing close links with students and colleagues from other countries and cultures is an essential part of supporting intercultural understanding and of underpinning the development of a shared understanding of the benefits of education to the individual and the societies in which we live. 

We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate exchange opportunities linked to the following courses:

Undergraduate: BEd (Hons) Primary EducationBA (Hons) Education and BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Postgraduate taught: We offer a range of PGCE programmes

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying education at the University of Plymouth.


BEd (Hons) Primary Education

Please note that if not specified otherwise these modules are for semester 2. A new course for primary education is being designed and therefore please contact our academic advisor to discuss available semester 1 modules.

ESSP521AD: Art and Design Education Subject Specific Pathway 2

ESSP521EC: Early Childhood Studies Education Subject Specific Pathway 2

EEES613: Education Studies 3

ESSP521EN: English Education Subject Specific Pathway 2

ESSP521HU: Humanities Education Subject Specific Pathway 2

ESSP521MA: Mathematics Education Subject Specific Pathway 2

ESSP521MU: Music Education Subject Specific Pathway 2

ESSD630MU: Research Extended Project for Music Education (full year)

ESSP521PE: Physical Education Subject Specific Pathway 2

ESSP521SC: Science Education Subject Specific Pathway 2

ESSP521SN: Special Needs Education Subject Specific Pathway 2


BA (Hons) Education

All modules are 20 credits  

First year, semester 1:

  • EDST404: An introduction to perspectives on disability and inclusive education  

Semester 2:

  • EDST405: Introduction to global education

Second year, semester 1:

  • EDST514: Alternatives in education

Semester 2:

  • EDST511: Outdoor and experiential learning

Third year, semester 1:

  • EDST610: Gender and difference
  • EDST604: Global education: teaching and learning for an interconnected world

Semester 2:

  • EDST609: Wellbeing and education
  • EDST616: Sustainability and environmental education


BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

All modules are 20 credits  

First-year modules, semester 1:

  • EEC413: Children in society
  • EEC411: An introduction to early childhood studies (immersive)
  • EEC432: Multi-professional perspectives

Semester 2:

  • EEC415: Politics for equality
  • EEC414: Understanding development; biology and psychology

Second-year modules, semester 1:

  • EEC524: Perspectives on child development
  • EEC526: Work-based learning.

Semester 2:

  • EEC527: Developing communication in the early years
  • EEC501: Introduction to research in early childhood studies.


PGCE modules

Please note that these modules come as a bespoke package together totalling 50 credits.

The three EPGP modules will run from Monday, 23 September until Friday, 13 December 2019

  • EPGP702SC: Key Stage 1 and 2 core curriculum subjects 2 (0 credits)
  • EPGP604SC: The broader curriculum in Key Stages 1 and 2 (0 credits)
  • EPGP610PD: Reflection on professional studies exchange (30 credits)
  • ELC315: Professional and Academic Communication (20 credits)