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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 10.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    The BA Primary Education (non-QTS) programme aims to educate students about primary education in an educational context that is evolving and changing in response to changes in society, government initiatives and technological advances. We aim to educate autonomous and independent students who have the ability to evaluate. They will also be able to critically reflect upon professional practice that they observe or participate in.

    The programme is designed to take two years. This will be attractive to those students seeking a three-year entry route into teaching, the last year of which could be salaried (School Direct) or attract a bursary (PGCE). The programme is designed to feed into these routes.

    Successful students will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about current early years and/or primary education, and will very well-placed to progress into Teach First, School Direct or employment-based routes into teaching. The programme is also designed to feed in to our existing PGCE programme (although no guarantee of progression could be made). Students considering becoming High Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) would also find this programme attractive, as would students seeking to progress into further study at level 7.

    The aims of the programme are:

    • To offer a two-year honours degree
    • To make students knowledgeable about current practice in primary schools and early years
    • To give students the opportunity to reflect upon their own experiences in schools.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 10350 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    • Induction (15 credits)
    • Child Psychology and Development (30 credits)
    • Research Methods (15 credits)
    • History and Politics of Primary Education (30 credits)
    • Philosophy of Primary Education (30 credits)
    • Preparation for ITE, employment or further study (15 credits)
    • Global Perspectives on Primary Education (30 credits)
    • Personalised Learning 1 (Inclusion, behaviour, wellbeing) (15 credits)

    Year 2

    • Personalised Learning 2 (Inclusion, Behaviour, Wellbeing) (15 credits)
    • Engaging Primary Learners (Play, Talk and Learning) (30 credits)
    • Enrichment placement (15 credits)
    • Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Issues in Primary and Early Years Education (30 credits)
    • The Child and the Primary Curriculum (30 credits)
    • Research project (30 credits)
    • Technology Enhanced Primary Education (15 credits)
    • Reflection on School Experiences (15 credits)

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Applicants should have:

    320 UCAS points or equivalent

    PLUS grade C at GCSE in English language, mathematics and science

    AND clear written and spoken English.

    You must also:

    • Attend an interview
    • Be able to demonstrate interest, experience, skills and commitment related to teaching
    • Provide recent evidence of ten days working with/observing children in a primary school classroom
    • Pass pre-entry skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme
    • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

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    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Greenwich.

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