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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Education Studies (Primary)

UCAS Code: 1234

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Also required are GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Maths with a B/6

Access courses will be considered on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

English is required at Higher level with a grade 5 Maths is required at Standard level with a grade 5

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3

English is required at Higher level at grade H2 Maths also required at ordinary level at grade O3

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

DMM

Will also require GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Maths with a B/6

Scottish HNC

Pass

HNC Childhood Practice or HNC Social Sciences. These must include a B in the graded unit. Applicants applying with an HNC must also have Higher English at grade B and National 5 Maths/Applications of Maths with a grade C

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

Higher English is required at a grade B National 5 Maths/Applications of Maths also required at grade C

UCAS Tariff

112-114

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

This course is about more than simply preparing you to inspire a class of young learners; it will engage you in the wider socio-political issues that affect education on every level and how this in turn influences educational outcomes for children. You’ll study contemporary issues in education, psychology and sociology to develop a sound knowledge base of children’s developmental pathways and the range of factors that affect them. You’ll gain an understanding of how pedagogic theory and knowledge informs classroom practices at early years and primary school level. By developing a detailed knowledge of all areas of the curriculum, including outdoor learning, you’ll become skilful at integrating literacy, numeracy and wellbeing throughout your teaching.

Through practical experience in educational and community settings you’ll learn how to build positive relationships with children and work alongside other professionals. Our education courses draw on our expertise in, and focus on, wellbeing, resilience, child welfare and inequality. You’ll learn how to assess individual needs and plan inclusive learning experiences taking account of diversity and difference.

Over the four years you will develop your academic literacies including digital and data literacy. You will develop research skills to enable you to develop as an autonomous, critically thinking, reflective professional.

Students from Scotland and other parts of the UK, who are studying at a Scottish Higher Education Institution are eligible to join the Teacher Induction Scheme (TIS). The Teacher Induction Scheme offers a guaranteed one-year training post to every eligible student graduating with a teaching qualification from one of Scotland's universities.

This is a fresh, modern and ambitious approach to teacher education. We hope you feel as passionate about this new direction as we do and look forward to receiving your application.

At QMU we are committed to widening access to education and we welcome applications from all backgrounds and genders.

Modules

Year One
Introduction in Education Studies in 21st Century
Developing Academic Literacies for Learning
Introduction to Psychology 1
Learning through the Lifespan (Primary)
Sustainable Human Behaviour Learning for Sustainability
Diversity, Identity and Wellbeing (Education)

Year Two
Early Childhood Development and Learning in Context
Language & Literacy: Theory and Pedagogy
Optional Module
Society and Sustainable Lifestyles
Mathematics & Numeracy: Theory and Pedagogy
The Inclusive Curriculum: Theories of Learning & Teaching
Creative and Cultural Curriculum in 21st Century

Year Three
The Creative Curriculum: Planning for Assessment and Continuity
Languages, Literacy and Children’s Literature
Everyday Life Contexts: A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics
Teacher as Reflective Practitioner
Inclusive Practice: Difference and Diversity

Year Four
Teaching as Professional: Inter-agency Working
A Global Curriculum: Planning a Pedagogy for Social Justice
Community-based Education
Professional Enquiry into Practice

Assessment methods

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, workshops, enquiry-based, student-led activity, independent study, online group tutorials, school experience/community placements. Assessment methods are varied, including essays, reports, presentations, blogs and audiovisual submissions.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,500
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University

Department:

School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

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