Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Primary Teacher Education (Campus-based) 3 years

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Course summary

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Our Primary Teacher Education (PTE) course is for those who:

  • want a career where you can really change children’s lives
  • are curious about how children learn
  • want to become an outstanding teacher who improves children’s prospects.
Our innovative degree develops your individual expertise as a teacher. We provide experiences to deepen your understanding of how to teach effectively. And they will be underpinned by current and relevant educational research, and theory about how children learn. You will be taught by dedicated primary teaching specialists, most of whom are former primary teachers themselves. You will:
  • gain an understanding of the full range of subjects in the primary school national curriculum
  • gain the skills to become a teacher recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • be well-informed about current practice
  • prepare to become a future professional leader.
Ofsted recently recognised our Primary Teacher Education course as preparing trainees well to teach across the full primary curriculum.

Course details


Your knowledge of primary schooling across the age range will be developed, as will your ability to teach primary curriculum subjects, particularly English, Mathematics and Science. Year 1 covers theories of learning as introduced in the child development module. Closely allied to this is the Becoming a Researcher module, while creativity and cross-curricular approaches are incorporated in the Exploring Learning module. Year 2 introduces you to three specialist pathways focusing on primary pedagogical aspects. Year 3 requires you to choose a study pathway and complete a dissertation in an area of your choice. Your learning will take place both on campus, in the classroom and in other educational contexts such as museums, galleries and the outdoors. A central component of the course will be your work experience in school, supported by school-based mentors. This features in each stage of the course in carefully selected partner schools.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Primary

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. 10 days' work experience in a UK state-maintained primary school.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1
EU £14900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning Home students.
Primary Teacher Education (Campus-based) 3 years at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS