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Primary Education Studies BA (Hons)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This degree provides the opportunity to develop skills, understanding and knowledge about education in a primary school context.

Course overview

This course is designed for students who wish to study the development of children from the ages of 5-11. It also prepares students who may consider Initial Teacher Education programmes in the future and those who wish to work in settings and schools in a variety of employment opportunities.

Why study this course with us?

The course sits within a Faculty awarded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted for Primary Teacher Education in 2016. The tutors and primary settings that support the course are experts in their field. They provide a rich and varied wealth of experience and subject knowledge that enhances the student experience through University sessions, work-based learning and personal tuition.

In each year of study, there is the opportunity to study within a primary school setting so that theory and practice can be observed and employability skills can be developed. There will also be the opportunity to gain other qualifications such as First Aid, Makaton and Accredited Learning Support Assistant (ALSA).

Teaching methods

You will benefit from varied learning environments such as lectures, seminars, IT labs, specialist subject classrooms and work-based learning in primary settings. There are also opportunities to work in small groups and with a personal tutor.


You will be assessed via a wide range of assessment types, such as presentations, portfolios, coursework, essays, work-based learning, and examinations.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 90 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    126 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73.0 73%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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