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Primary Education (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Through the Primary Education (Honours) course offered by Plymouth Marjon University, you’ll discover exactly what it’s like to teach at primary level and what education is all about. There is a placement in each year of the course with a minimum of 20 hours in a school.
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Course Overview

You don’t need QTS skills tests prior to taking part in this course. In order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status, you will need to follow this primary education degree with a PGCE or School Direct programme.

Our primary education degree provides students with an academic BA degree that can be used for a wide variety of prospective careers either in the academic sector or elsewhere. By comparison the BEd Primary Education degree is a more vocational degree which leads to Qualified Teacher Status after three years.  

This Primary Education (Honours) degree at the Plymouth Marjon University offers you many opportunities to work within schools to understand whether you want to develop a career as a teacher or consider other options. You will study primary education in a broad context, considering social and ethical issues as well as the primary curriculum and child development.

What might you become?

On successful completion, you can:

  • Begin a PGCE or School Direct qualification to become a Primary School teacher.
  • Move into roles in the broad education sector such as educational management, welfare, early years education, community education, youth work, children’s workforce professionals or informal educational environments such as those around tourism or events.
  • Use your broad research and critical thinking skills to move into other sectors such as media or publishing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning to learn in Higher Education
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Education studies
  • Child Development
  • Placement
  • Children’s Literature and Drama in Education

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • For entry applicants must have three A-levels at grades CCC or above, BTEC triple grades MMM or above, or Access 23-45 with 6D and GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
  • Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis. You do not need to have QTS Skills Tests for this course, however; you will need to achieve these if you want to progress to School Direct or PGCE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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