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Primary Education Studies (Accelerated) BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Do you have a passion to pursue a career in education? Are you interested in working with children in schools and other learning environments, or even becoming a teacher? Our accelerated Primary Education Studies degree offers you the chance to gain an in-depth understanding of how children learn and how primary education has developed, both in the UK and worldwide.**Focusing on the development of children aged three to 11, this primary education course examines four key areas – practitioner identity, the child as a learner, the learning environment and political and cultural context – to give you both a theoretical and practical understanding of learning and teaching within a range of settings. You will learn how educational policies and curricula are developed and gain the skills to work collaboratively in a range of roles, as well as undertaking placements in a variety of environments.Giving you a full undergraduate degree in just two years, this accelerated course offers a swift route for you to progress onto qualified teacher training, such as our PGCE Primary Education (QTS). It also opens the doors to a wide range of other career opportunities, from working in primary schools, museums, cultural institutions and charities to educational research.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Accelerated degree** – Start your future in just two years with our accelerated primary education degree, with the opportunity to progress onto teacher training (PGCE) or move directly into industry- **Work placements** – Test your training in the real world on multiple work placements in a variety of industry settings, from schools and charities to museums and theatres- **Specialise your studies** – We work with you to provide experience relevant to your career aims, allowing you to explore particular roles and sectors within the education field**PLACEMENTS**Our course features two placement modules (one per year), placing you within a range of settings in order to gain hands-on experience of the different areas where education professionals may work.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Community education officer- Museum education officer- Education administrator- Education consultant- Learning mentor- Primary school teacherYou could also progress onto a PGCE or one of our other postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.- **Please refer to our website for the latest updates to this course**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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A level : BBC

A-levels: Grade profile of 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-levels (e.g. A*A* or BBC) in any subject combination.


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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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