Anglia Ruskin University

Primary Education Studies Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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It’s not just what children learn, but the context in which they learn, which affect their life experiences. Many other factors can also impact on education outcomes. Our course explores all these fascinating ideas, and will prepare you for teaching or a range of careers relating to education.

Our BA (Hons) in Primary Education Studies course is the first step towards a rewarding career in education, and possibly becoming a primary school teacher. With a balance of theory and reflection on current practice, you’ll graduate with a thorough understanding of education history, policy and current professional practice in the primary school classroom in areas such as developing children’s mathematical and literacy skills, the wider curriculum subjects, lesson planning, and classroom management.

Our course is designed for those looking for a career working with or for children of primary school age and/or their families. The key focus is on children of primary school age and includes educational, health, welfare, psychological, sociological, legal, philosophical, political and economic perspectives.

You will gain the knowledge and understanding you need to prepare lessons, manage classroom behaviour and teach literacy and numeracy. You will have opportunities to observe teaching practice in local schools and on completion of the course you will be ideally placed to gain a place on a postgraduate teacher training course.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Key Paradigms 1: History and Philosophy of Primary Education Perspectives on the Child 1: Childhood Primary Pedagogy 1: The Curriculum and Primary Teaching, Research Foundations Subject Knowledge for Teaching 1: Early Language, Reading and Writing and Early Mathematical Concepts Subject Knowledge for Teaching 1: Science and Technology 1

Year two, core modules

Key Paradigms 2: Sociology and Politics Perspectives on the Child 2: The Family, School and Community, Communication, Language and Cognitive Development Primary Pedagogy 2: Creativity, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods Subject Knowledge for Teaching 2: English and Mathematics 2 Subject Knowledge for Teaching 2: Science and Technology 2

Year three, core modules

Key Paradigms 3: International and global perspectives in Education Perspectives on the Child 3: SEND and Inclusion, Developmental Difficulties of Primary aged children Primary 3: Contemporary Issues in Education, Specialist Focus Project Subject Knowledge for Teaching 3: English and Mathematics 3 Subject Knowledge for Teaching 3: Key Skills for Primary Teaching

Assessment method

Assessments on our course include the following activities:

Poster presentation Group presentation Essay Reflective log or commentary Report Specialist Focus Project (dissertation by literature review)

There are also opportunities for informal (formative assessment) to give you the necessary support and opportunities to be an active learner and to make contributions to our learning community in lectures, seminars or online groups. Your tutors will monitor individual, group and cohort learning in order to personalise teaching approaches so that you learn in the way that is most suited to you.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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

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Course code XX12
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
A level 80 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 80 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diplomas are accepted, 30 level 3 credits at Merit grade are required.
Scottish Higher 80 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
80 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or A*-C), including English and Maths.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information Please note fees for International Students are for 2017 entry.

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