Primary Education Studies

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

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Course summary

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The BA Primary Education Studies degrees will give you a good understanding of fundamental issues in education across a range of contexts and environments. The course has a specific focus on the primary sector and will provide an ideal platform for those interested in careers in primary education. In addition, this degree supports those interested in working in the wider fields of education, health and social-work. There are two pathways of study available: D93T: BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies W93T: BA (Anrh) Astudiaethau Addysg Gynradd (Dwyieithog) / BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies (Bilingual)* Regular opportunities for work-based experience in schools will enable students to be involved in current practice using the latest technologies and learning strategies. The city of Cardiff and its surrounding areas boasts a diverse range of schools that will allow you to see sector-leading practice across all areas of the primary phase​​. *The bilingual degree is focused on developing your academic and practical understanding of primary education in a bilingual context. Whilst some of the programme will be delivered through the medium of English most of the course is available in the medium of Welsh, including Welsh medium personal tutor support. Assessments can be submitted in English or in Welsh and the Welsh content can be tailored to suit your language ability. The course is designed to meet the increasing demand for graduates who have bilingual capabilities and qualifications.​ In order to graduate with the bilingual award, students must take at least 80 credits in each year through the medium of Welsh. Students following this route will also qualify for a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol scholarship worth up to £3000 over the three years. Please note: ​These undergraduate courses does not award 'Qualified Teacher Status' (QTS). However, the programme prepares students for various professional training routes including School Direct and PGCE routes towards QTS and other forms of postgraduate study.​

Course details


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!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level C 104 including a grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 6 credits M: 39 credits 102 points, other grade combinations accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher D 104 points including a grade D
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 104 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades C. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2 104 points including 2 x H2. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £320 Credit
EU £320 Credit
England £320 Credit
Northern Ireland £320 Credit
Scotland £320 Credit
Wales £320 Credit

Additional fee information

For further information on fees, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts
Primary Education Studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS