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University of Stirling

Professional Education (Primary) with Specialism in Modern Languages

UCAS Code: XR18

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include French or Spanish. GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature at grade B (or new level 6). GCSE Mathematics at Grade B (or new level 6)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include French or Spanish at Higher Level grade 5. English at Higher Level grade 5 and Mathematics at Standard Level grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

To include French or Spanish. GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature at grade B (or new level 6). GCSE Mathematics at Grade B (or new level 6)

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

AABB over 2 sittings. To include French or Spanish. Higher English at grade B and National 5 Mathematics (or Lifeskills Mathematics) at grade B or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

114-120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

31%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

French language

Spanish language

Primary teaching

How do you provide an environment within which children feel safe and secure, and inspired to develop their potential? Are you keen to learn about the most effective methods of structuring learning and teaching opportunities? How do you manage behaviour effectively and ensure all children in the classroom feel valued and included? If you are interested in finding the answer to these questions, are passionate about teaching young children, and more, this course is for you. You will follow a course of eight semesters (four years). This will lead to an Honours degree in Professional Education (Primary). Alternatively, seven semesters (three and a half years) lead either to a General degree, or to a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Education. Semesters 1 – 2 As part of the preparations for entry to the professional part of the ITE programme, we are asking you to undertake a short, self-organized placement in an educational context before the professional part of your studies begin in Year 2. You will receive further information in your first seminar meeting. You will take the following core modules: Education: Purposes, Principles Practice; and Education: Learning and Teaching alongside your academic specialism modules. Semesters 3 – 6 You will take core modules in Education that cover a range of teaching skills, and advanced modules in your academic subject (see subject listing for Environmental Science, Modern Languages, Social Work, Social Sciences and Nursing). In addition, you will study two specialised primary modules in literacy and numeracy and a core module in your chosen specialism. (The Environment, Modern Languages or Early Years). You will undertake the following placements; SE1 4 weeks in Primary 1-3 for ML/ENV specialism 4 weeks in Primary 6-7 for EY specialism. SE2 – 5 weeks in January – February, Primary 4–5 SE3 10 weeks in Primary 6-7 for ML/ENV specialism 10 weeks in Nursery & Primary 1-3 for EY specialism. Semesters 7 – 8 In semester 7, you have a final school placement for 10 weeks’ duration (eight weeks in upper stages and normally two weeks teaching your specialism). In the final semester you will undertake Enquiry into Practice and Planning an Educational Enquiry. Optional work placement abroad. Students undertaking BA (Hons) Professional Education (Primary) with specialism in Modern Languages are strongly encouraged to undertake an non-assessed optional work placement for one year between Semesters 4 and 5 to improve upon their language skills. School experience. The course is taught through seminars, lectures and workshops. Assessment is both formative and continuous. School experience placements are supported by school-based teachers and through tutor engagement. Students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Professional Education (Primary) with specialism in the Environment, may have the opportunity to participate in work through modules with the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£12,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Stirling

Department:

Institute of Education

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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.

78%
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.

French studies

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Iberian studies

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

84%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
A

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.

French studies

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.

£21,400
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from French courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. About one in five working graduates from 2015 got jobs overseas — often as English teachers — which is much higher than for most subjects. Those who want to stay at home to work find jobs in education, and anywhere where good communication skills are a must. That means you can find French graduates in education, in marketing, in the arts and in business and finance as teachers, writers, personnel officers, financial advisors, analysts, sales people and marketers. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

Iberian studies

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.

£21,400
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Teaching and educational professionals
15%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

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.

£22,800
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
49%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

87%
Teaching and educational professionals
4%
Senior officers in protective services
3%
Managers and proprietors in other services
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.

French language

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

£19k

£19k

£27k

£27k

£23k

£23k

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.

Spanish language

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

£19k

£19k

£27k

£27k

£23k

£23k

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.

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.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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