Primary Education Studies at University of Roehampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Why this course?

  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
  • The opportunity to become an accredited Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), now formally recognised as a graduate level role, for those with TA experience.
  • Progression to our one-year PGCE Primary following graduation, to achieve qualified teacher status (with a 20% alumni discount on the tuition fees).
  • Progression to our one-year MA TESOL for students who may wish to work internationally in English speaking schools, teaching pupils with English as a second language (also with a 20% tuition fee reduction).
  • Ofsted rates our Primary age courses as ‘outstanding’.
About this course? This newly developed, strongly vocational degree is designed for those seeking a fulfilling career working in schools, while not wishing to immediately gain qualified teacher status. The only undergraduate course of its kind in London, BA Education Practice is ideal for those already working as a teaching assistant (TA), secondary or primary, and looking for career progression. It's equally ideal for sixth-form leavers seeking a hands-on, practical route into the education sector and the many careers it offers. Topics covered include:
  • Becoming an Education Practitioner (Professional Practice)
  • Understanding Inclusion (Special and Inclusive Education)
  • Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Exploring Creativity
Skills: Our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset. This incorporates;
  • A hands-on, practical route into the education sector.
  • Gain a deep understanding of working life in schools, the education system and the issues faced by classroom practitioners.
  • Those with Teaching Assistant experience, can become an accredited Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HTLA), formally recognised as a graduate level outcome.
These three strands will ensure that you are ready for the practical realities of the education sector. Career opportunities: Graduates of BA Primary Education Studies will be prepared to secure a variety of roles, such as:
  • Working as an education professional in primary and nursery care (teaching, administration or management).
  • A special needs professional in schools, children centres and the community.
  • Third sector (e.g., charities, NGOs, social enterprises).


Modules include: Education Contexts (Education Enquiry 1), Lifespan Development and Practice, Becoming an Education Practitioner (Professional Practice 1), Understanding Inclusion (Special and Inclusive Education 1) and Engaging Learners (Applying Froebel 1)

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:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

English Language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Primary Education Studies at University of Roehampton - UCAS