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Outdoor Learning in Early Years & Primary Education BA (Hons)

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you want to understand primary education, and teaching in natural environments, and work with this age group (as a primary teacher or in outdoor settings), this course will suit you. You’ll discover what it’s like to teach children and complete a placement in each year. The course explores how people learn about themselves, others and the environment by working outdoors in nature as well as in school. Fieldwork experiences are fundamental to this degree; in the woods at Forest School, in the grounds of a primary school, local park or on Dartmoor, and exploring educational opportunities at the beach.**Why this course at Marjon?**• Learn within an experienced, passionate academic education team with a diverse range of expertise.• We have close links to hundreds of schools for you to gain your own experience, with placement projects available each year, working with a tutor in a school and/or outdoor setting.• Access to the expertise and resources to fully enjoy this stunning part of the world – nature reserves, Dartmoor National Park, beautiful coasts and estuaries.• A wide range of international opportunities.**What might I become?**Many students go on to a primary teaching qualification through School Direct or PGCE, and this course fully prepares you for those routes, including helping you to review what type of teacher you might become. Other opportunities include early years teacher training, community education, youth work, in outdoor and informal educational settings.**Find out more at Open Day**Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Early Years, Primary Education and Outdoor Learning at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.**Book on to an Open Day at:****Why study at Marjon?**• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.*Ranked in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published 23 Sept 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 84 25

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    113 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%



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