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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

The BA (Hons) Primary Education is an important programme for the university, typically recruiting well and having an important role within the Institute of Education in terms of priorities, strategy and practice. The proposed degree offers a programme that aims to consolidate many of the pre-existing quality elements from the current iteration, whilst also looking to develop aspects where the team has received feedback, and introducing new ideas that are innovative and will appeal to all year groups. The programme is held together by a number of over-lapping threads, including educational theory, practice in primary, the nature of curriculum, reflection and reflexivity, wider contextualising issues factors, research and ethics. Learning builds sequentially with the threads holding together key aspects of the learning. Alongside the content-focussed learning sits wider and more diffuse aspects of learning, which are enhanced through the approach to pedagogy and assessment; among other things, this learning includes development of digital competence, enhanced oral and written communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and seeking creative solutions. The first year programme of study offers a diverse range of modules that will excite and stimulate students, giving them the chance to develop understanding of the core principles and theories that underpin learning throughout. In the immersive module An Introduction to Education, for instance, students begin grappling with big questions about the nature and purpose of education, the value and controversies surrounding curriculum, historical perspectives on education, and why politics matters in education. Later modules will unpick many of these ideas, revealing their complexity and giving students a chance to understand these issues in context/practice. Teaching and assessment methods are intended to be diverse, and support students’ holistic development **Why this course at Marjon?**• Learn within a hugely experienced education team with a wide variety of expertise.• Placement projects available each year, working with a tutor in a school.• Take time to practise for your QTS skills tests and take any GCSEs you are missing.• Work with practising teachers on your modules, giving you an insight into the realities of the classroom.**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, children’s workforce professionals or educational officers.**Find out more at Open Day**Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Primary Education 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 (WU

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,000per year

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University information

Plymouth Marjon University

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 84 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    113 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%



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