Primary Education Studies (Non QTS Accelerated Degree) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

This course aims to develop your knowledge of primary and early years education, equipping you with the skills needed to progress towards becoming a teacher in a primary or early years setting, or for other roles and careers within the field of education. Course completion does not result in a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a requirement for becoming a primary school teacher. However, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) can be achieved through successful completion of a postgraduate teacher training course (such as a Primary Education PGCE). The course offers an accelerated route to completing an undergraduate degree. In two years, you’ll gain the requirements needed to apply for a Postgraduate teacher training course. You can then undertake further study and potentially look forward to a career in early years, primary schools, or higher and further education. Why Study Primary Education Studies (Non QTS Accelerated Degree) BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? The BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies (Non-QTS Accelerated Degree) will prepare you for the primary education sector but also equips you with the knowledge and skills for broader roles within the field of education such as in school management, social work, government, or health and social care, for example. You’ll undertake a placement in both Year 1 and Year 2 and complete 190 hours of placement in a Primary School. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Theories and Strategies for Learning • Perspectives in Learning and Development • Introduction to Core Curriculum Studies - English, Maths and Science • Curriculum Matters in Primary Education • Safeguarding Children and Young People • Culture and the Curriculum For the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and interactive workshops. On average, 20.3 per cent† of study time is spent with your tutors, in lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. A personal tutor will be assigned to you to support your wellbeing. †based on 2020/2021 timetables To accommodate the teaching programme required for an accelerated degree, teaching covers three terms of the academic year; you’ll complete the 360 credits required for a BA(Hons) degree in two years. The course is based entirely on coursework. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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

In addition you must also: * have GCSE English language and either Maths or Science subject at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. * provide an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances. Please note that offers are subject to interview.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11100* Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100* Year 1
Scotland £11100* Year 1
Wales £11100* Year 1
Channel Islands £11100* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £11100* Year 1
EU £22000* Year 1
International £22000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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

This information sets out the tuition fee charges for full-time undergraduate students for the academic year 2024/25. This webpage will be updated with 2025/26 tuition fees as information becomes available. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Primary Education Studies (Non QTS Accelerated Degree) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS