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Plymouth University

Primary (Music)

UCAS Code: X1W3
BEd (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Training teachers
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112 points including Grade B or above in specialist subject or evidence of musical ability

Scottish Highers
Not Available

280 points including grade A in a subject relevant to the specialist subject.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

280 points

BTEC Certificate
DD

280 points

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

280 UCAS points

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

280 UCAS points

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

DMM in a relevant subject or evidence of musical ability

International Baccalaureate
28

28 IB points including 5 points from a relevant subject at higher level or evidence of musical ability

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

â?¢ Launch your career â?? integrated Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) means you can begin your teaching career immediately. â?¢ Gain invaluable practical experience teaching in schools, equipping yourself with the professional skills you need to be a successful, confident primary school teacher. â?¢ Stand out from the crowd, your music specialism will enable you to be a subject leader in schools. â?¢ Boost your employability â?? throughout the course youâ??ll be supported in preparing for interviews and entering the workplace. â?¢ Expand your horizons, enhance your practical experience and set yourself above the competition by taking the opportunity to teach and study abroad. â?¢ Benefit from studying a course rated 'Good' by Ofsted (2013/2014) and learning from an academic team who are leading the way in their subjects, carrying out research that turns heads worldwide. â?¢ Learn through interactive workshops and with no end-of-year/semester exams. â?¢ Become a valued â??music championâ?? wherever you end up working, helping to create musical schools through your enthusiasm and expertise.

Modules

Plymouth University

Roland Levinsky building

Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
45%
55%

Year 1

43%
57%

Year 2

39%
49%
12%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
92%
8%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

83%
17%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
306 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

91%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

1%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. But, be aware that primary school jobs are in short supply in some parts of the country, so if you hope to teach primary school children, don't expect to automatically be able to do so in your local area - you may still have to follow the jobs. That said, teaching roles are there to be found country-wide.
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