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London Metropolitan University

Primary Education (two-year accelerated degree)

UCAS Code: X324

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

112

You should hold a GCSE grade C (equivalent qualifications can be accepted as long as they also meet the threshold requirement for entry to QTS) or above in English, mathematics and a science. The course is designed to equip its graduates to progress to a post-graduate programme offering QTS and therefore the expectation is that applicants will possess the necessary qualifications before commencing their degree. Students who do not hold a GCSE grade C or above in both mathematics and a science will need to gain this in order to be considered for a PGCE). All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Primary education

**Why study this course?**

Prepare yourself to become a teacher with London Met’s accelerated degree in Primary Education. This two-year long full honours degree equips you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to go on and build your professional career, including access to Qualified Teacher Status.

In the 2020 National Student Survey, 92% of our Primary Education students said they had access to resources and facilities that supported their learning.

**More about this course**

If you want to build your career in teaching children, London Met’s BA Primary Education offers you an opportunity to join the education workforce in rapid time. The course builds on proven excellence in teacher training and the study of education to offer a sound foundation of knowledge, skills, and understanding from which to launch your career as an informed, effective, critical professional. We believe that professionalism is rooted in the ability to think clearly, act decisively, and exercise a reflective intelligence informed by research-based innovation, ethical judgement, and a capacity to work in collaboration with others.

Building on our strong network of professional partnerships, learning in the workplace provides opportunities to gain an abundance of experience. This is complemented by critically-informed reflection, under the direction of our internationally recognised academic staff. The curriculum is designed to equip you in becoming an effective practitioner as well as build your understanding of educational systems.Your work will meet the challenges of uncertain futures in complex, modern societies.

The degree may be accelerated, but it offers full access to all of the University’s sports, social, and scholarly networks as well as expert careers and other advice, including support for disabilities and recognised special educational needs. Opportunities to work and study abroad may be available within the programme. Whether work or social, opportunities for collaborations across our diverse student body will make your experience at London Met unforgettable. Studying at London Met, you'll receive a professional education that enables you to be both locally responsible and globally-networked.

Our graduates pursue careers in:

- Primary teaching [after completing a one-year PGCE]

- Social work [after completion of a two-year MA Social Work]

- Education settings in a variety of roles

- Charities and Local Community projects

- Further and Higher Education lecturing

- Government, private and voluntary sectors

The formal title of the course is Primary Education BA (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.

Modules

If your goal is to teach in primary schools this course equips you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to become confident and effective critical professionals. It offers you a fully rounded professional education through its combination of opportunities to acquire extensive practical experience and the critical knowledge to make sense of it. The first year of the course introduces studying in higher education along with an exploration of key educational themes, policies and issues, with a particular emphasis on the challenges and opportunities found in London’s globalised classrooms. This offers a value-setting for your understanding of primary curricula, pedagogies and learners that facilitates your engagement with an extended work-based placement over the summer period. Preparation for the skills tests leading to admission to postgraduate Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) study is included. In the second year of study you will continue your critical study of curricula and practices by examining a range of cross-curricular themes and reflections on the purposes and goals of education that they provoke. Finding your identity as an educator is supported by exploration of the historical evolution of primary education in England and Wales as well as consideration of the future of schooling in globalised societies characterised by rapid technological, social, and environmental change along with unpredictable cultural encounters. You will bring the elements of your professional and academic understanding together in an extended work-based placement that is the culmination of your degree and that serves as an excellent springboard for progression to QTS.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed by a range of methods based on coursework. These include, presentations, portfolios, posters and essays.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£11,100
per year
England
£11,100
per year
EU
£11,100
per year
International
£15,770
per year
Northern Ireland
£11,100
per year
Scotland
£11,100
per year
Wales
£11,100
per year

Extra funding

You may be able to benefit from fee waivers specific to accelerated degree students at London Met: for applicants starting with us in the 2018-19 academic year we plan to offer students on the Early Years Education BA (Hons) and Primary Education BA (Hons) a £2,000 fee waiver per year for each of the two years: the full, pre-discount fee will be £12,000 per year.

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Social Professions

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.

84%
med
Primary education

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.

Primary education

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

86%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
26%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
E

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.

Primary education

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.

£19,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What about your long term prospects?

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

Primary education

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

£15k

£15k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

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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