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Middlesex University

Primary Education

UCAS Code: X120

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

UCAS Tariff

112
41%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Primary teaching

OverviewTeaching in a primary school is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You will be working with a team of teachers and other adults, to support children (aged 5 to 11) to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. The course is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience working in educational settings, ensuring you are well supported to achieve the best results whilst achieving Qualified Teacher Status.Why study BA Primary Education (with QTS) at Middlesex University?Our extensive history of delivering leading education courses ensures that you benefit from the guidance of expert tutors who bring a wealth of professional experience to their teaching. As a primary school teacher you will make a difference to children's development by engaging and motivating pupils, and enhancing their life choices and opportunities. Our degree will train you to confidently teach all the subjects in the National Curriculum.Alongside theory you will put your learning into practice by taking part in placements to prepare you for your career. We have excellent relationships with as wide variety of carefully selected primary schools in north London and the Home Counties and many of our students secure their first job with a placement host. This is a highly competitive course and we are seeking outstanding candidates with the right acumen, experience and skills to become excellent teachers.Course highlightsCombine studying with classroom experience in our partner primary schools in London and the Home CountiesPrimary teacher training at Middlesex University has been rated good with outstanding features by Ofsted, the official body for inspecting schools and education, so you can be confident of the quality of our coursesIn your third year you have the opportunity to study abroad in Australia, USA or EuropeYou can choose to follow a specialism in mathematics or scienceIn you second year you have the opportunity to undertake a placement in a school for children with special educational needs and disabilitiesAs a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.If you're considering applying or have already applied to us, please visit the Wiki created by our primary tutors to find out more about the programme, including the trainees' perspectives.

Modules

Year 1: Art (10 credits) - Compulsory
English Subject Knowledge (10 credits) - Compulsory
English Classroom Application 1 (10 credits) - Compulsory
Introduction to Computing and Technology (10 credits) - Compulsory
Introduction to the Humanities (10 credits) - Compulsory
Mathematics for Primary Teaching (10 credits) - Compulsory
Mathematics Classroom Application 1 (10 credits) - Compulsory
Physical Education 1 (10 credits) - Compulsory
Science for Primary Teaching (10 credits) - Compulsory
Science Classroom Application 1 (10 credits) – Compulsory
Year 2:
Computing and Technology Classroom Application (10 credits) - Compulsory
English Classroom Application 2 (10 credits) - Compulsory
Mathematics Classroom Application 2 (10 credits) - Compulsory
Religious Education and Citizenship (10 credits) - Compulsory
Science Classroom Application 2 (10 credits) - Compulsory
Interdisciplinary Studies (20 credits) – Compulsory
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (10 credits) – Compulsory
Year 3:
Challenging Preconceptions of English (10 credits) – Compulsory
Mathematical Reasoning (10 credits) – Compulsory
Issues in Science and Computing (10 credits) – Compulsory
Investigating Humanities (10 credits) – Compulsory
Inclusive Practices (20 credits) - Compulsory

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Teaching and Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Primary teaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Teaching and educational professionals
5%
Health associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Primary teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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