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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? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022) .


Year 1 An Introduction to Education (immersive) Creative & Inclusive Practice Schools & Learning Environments Child Development Children’s Literature and Drama Engaging with Practice Year 2 Critical Perspectives on Numeracy/Creativity in the Outdoors (options) Sustainability and Education Pedagogical Paradigms Learning & Teaching Experiential Placement Year 3 Educational Research Experiential Placement Personal Philosophy of Education Quality & Leadership in Education Supporting Children & Young People Education Project

Assessment method

Blog Contribution to debate Digital presentation Digital resource Essay Learning Journal Learning Resource Portfolio Practical Presentation Reflective portfolio Structured Assignment Teaching resource Vlog

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 – Higher National Certificate or evidence of 120 Credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum. Year 3 – Foundation Degree or evidence of 240 credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Primary Education at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS