Stranmillis University College

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

The BEd Primary course has been specifically designed for intending primary school teachers and you will be qualified to teach in any sector of the primary school. The programme fully embraces of the revised Northern Ireland Curriculum which has been introduced into schools recently. The proposed new programme comprises the inter-related strands which are listed below but also offers a wide range of flexibility so that progress through the BEd is largely self-directed. What will I study? Education Studies and Curriculum Studies provide the foundation for what you will be studying, providing an overview on education theory, policy and practice. You will also choose a specialist area of learning. In Year 4, you will conduct research and complete a dissertation on a topic that you are passionate about. Education Studies Education Studies is a constantly changing, diverse and exciting subject of study, exploring psychological, social, philosophical, historical and contemporary aspects of education. Modules include: • Learning and Assessment in Diverse Classrooms • Education Research • Children with Special and Additional Needs • Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Care • Playful Learning and Teaching in Practice • Working with Disadvantaged Pupils Curriculum Studies Curriculum Studies provides the necessary knowledge and understanding of all areas of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and helps develop students’ intellectual, practical and transferable skills. Modules include: • Language and Learning • Religious Education and Personal Development and Mutual Understanding (PDMU) • Leadership in Learning and Teaching • World Around Us • Mathematics and Numeracy • Playful Approaches to Science Specialist Subject You will choose a specialist area of learning of the Northern Ireland curriculum from: • Art and Design • Drama and English • Geography and History • Maths and Numeracy • Music • Physical Education • Religious Education • Science and Technology How will I be assessed? A variety of assessment methods are used, including critically reflective essays; individual and group projects and presentations; e-portfolios; formal examinations; assessment on placement and final dissertation. Every year you will spend 7-9 weeks in a school or educational setting, gaining experience in a range of classes and an alternative education setting. In year 3, you will also have the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad at one of our partner universities worldwide.

Course details

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeX120
Institution code S79
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level AAB GCSE English, Mathematics and Science minimum grade C required.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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