Primary Education (two-year accelerated degree)

London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Why study this course? Prepare yourself to become a teacher with London Met’s accelerated degree in Primary Education. This two-year long full honours degree equips you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to go on and build your professional career, including access to Qualified Teacher Status. More about this course If you want to build your career in teaching children, London Met’s BA Primary Education offers you an opportunity to join the education workforce in rapid time. The course builds on proven excellence in teacher training and the study of education to offer a sound foundation of knowledge, skills, and understanding from which to launch your career as an informed, effective, critical professional. We believe that professionalism is rooted in the ability to think clearly, act decisively, and exercise a reflective intelligence informed by research-based innovation, ethical judgement, and a capacity to work in collaboration with others. Building on our strong network of professional partnerships, learning in the workplace provides opportunities to gain an abundance of experience. This is complemented by critically-informed reflection, under the direction of our internationally recognised academic staff. The curriculum is designed to equip you in becoming an effective practitioner as well as build your understanding of educational systems.Your work will meet the challenges of uncertain futures in complex, modern societies. The degree may be accelerated, but it offers full access to all of the University’s sports, social, and scholarly networks as well as expert careers and other advice, including support for disabilities and recognised special educational needs. Opportunities to work and study abroad may be available within the programme. Whether work or social, opportunities for collaborations across our diverse student body will make your experience at London Met unforgettable. Studying at London Met, you'll receive a professional education that enables you to be both locally responsible and globally-networked. Our graduates pursue careers in:

  • Primary teaching [after completing a one-year PGCE]
  • Social work [after completion of a two-year MA Social Work]
  • Education settings in a variety of roles
  • Charities and Local Community projects
  • Further and Higher Education lecturing
  • Government, private and voluntary sectors
The formal title of the course is Primary Education BA (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.

Course details


If your goal is to teach in primary schools this course equips you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to become confident and effective critical professionals. It offers you a fully rounded professional education through its combination of opportunities to acquire extensive practical experience and the critical knowledge to make sense of it. The first year of the course introduces studying in higher education along with an exploration of key educational themes, policies and issues, with a particular emphasis on the challenges and opportunities found in London’s globalised classrooms. This offers a value-setting for your understanding of primary curricula, pedagogies and learners that facilitates your engagement with an extended work-based placement over the summer period. Preparation for the skills tests leading to admission to postgraduate Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) study is included. In the second year of study you will continue your critical study of curricula and practices by examining a range of cross-curricular themes and reflections on the purposes and goals of education that they provoke. Finding your identity as an educator is supported by exploration of the historical evolution of primary education in England and Wales as well as consideration of the future of schooling in globalised societies characterised by rapid technological, social, and environmental change along with unpredictable cultural encounters. You will bring the elements of your professional and academic understanding together in an extended work-based placement that is the culmination of your degree and that serves as an excellent springboard for progression to QTS.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed by a range of methods based on coursework. These include, presentations, portfolios, posters and essays.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeX324
Institution code L68
Campus nameHolloway
Campus codeO

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points You should hold a GCSE grade C (equivalent qualifications can be accepted as long as they also meet the threshold requirement for entry to QTS) or above in English, mathematics and a science. The course is designed to equip its graduates to progress to a post-graduate programme offering QTS and therefore the expectation is that applicants will possess the necessary qualifications before commencing their degree. Students who do not hold a GCSE grade C or above in both mathematics and a science will need to gain this in order to be considered for a PGCE). All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
A level BBC

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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 £12700 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2020–21 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Sponsorship information

You may be able to benefit from fee waivers specific to accelerated degree students at London Met: for applicants starting with us in the 2018-19 academic year we plan to offer students on the Early Years Education BA (Hons) and Primary Education BA (Hons) a £2,000 fee waiver per year for each of the two years: the full, pre-discount fee will be £12,000 per year.

Primary Education (two-year accelerated degree) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS