Primary Education (with QTS)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 11.2 k / Year(s)  
401–500 place StudyQA ranking:2056 Duration:36 months

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A career in primary education supports children (aged 5 to 11) to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. Our degree is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience working in educational settings, ensuring you are well supported to achieve the best results.

Why study BA Primary Education (with QTS) at Middlesex?

Our extensive history of delivering leading education courses ensures that you benefit from the guidance of expert tutors who bring a wealth of professional experience to their teaching. As a primary school teacher you will make a difference to children's development by engaging and motivating pupils, and enhancing their life choices and opportunities. Our degree will train you to confidently teach all the subjects in the National Curriculum. Alongside theory you will put your learning into practice by taking part in placements to prepare you for your career. We have excellent relationships with dozens of carefully selected primary schools in north London and the Home Counties and many of our students secure their first job with a placement host.

This is a highly competitive course and we are seeking outstanding candidates with the right acumen, experience and skills to become excellent teachers.

Course highlights:

  • The graduate employment performance indicator rate is 100% for this course (source: Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education survey, 2013)

  • Our high levels of tutor support has seen the quality of this course rated 91% for student satisfaction (Unistats)

  • You will combine subject studies with classroom experience within our partner primary schools across London and the Home Counties

  • Primary teacher training at Middlesex University has been rated good with outstanding features by Ofsted, the official body for inspecting schools and education, so you can be confident of the quality of our courses.

  • In your third year you have the opportunity to study abroad in Australia, USA or Europe

Did you know?

According to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2013, 100% of our BA Primary Education students were in graduate level employment within 6 months of graduating.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 6pm on 15th January 2015 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 11200 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

What will you study?

As a primary school teacher you are expected to demonstrate a sound knowledge of all the subjects in the curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2. You will study the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science throughout the degree. Art, PE, RE, Geography, Design Technology and History provide a curriculum balance for the other three subjects to be studied at depth. ICT also features heavily within the course.

In Year 3, you can choose to specialise on a school experience at either Key Stage 1 or 2. In the final semester you also have the opportunity to study abroad in Australia, USA or Europe.


Year 1

  • Art (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • English - Classroom Application 1 (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • English for Primary Teaching (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Introduction to Computing and Technology (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Mathematics - Classroom Application 1 (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Mathematics for Primary Teaching (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Physical Education 1 (0 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Science for Primary Teaching (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Science Classroom Application One (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Professional Studies for School Based Training One, and School Based Training One (20 Credits) - Compulsory

Year 2

  • Computing and Technology - Classroom Application (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • English - Classroom Application 2 (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Mathematics - Classroom Application 2 (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Religious Education and Citizenship (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Science - Classroom Application 2 (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Professional Studies for School Based Training Two, and School Based Training TwoPro (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (20 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Special Educational Needs (10 Credits) - Compulsory

Year 3

  • Professional Studies for School Based Training Three, and School Based Training Three (60 Credits) - Compulsory

  • English (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Mathematics (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Issues in Computing and Science Education (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Investigating Humanities (10 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Inclusive Practices (20 Credits) - Compulsory


We require a minimum of 300 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two and maximum of three A-levels, one of which should be a National Curriculum subject (AS level may be considered in some cases).

We can only accept Access to Higher Education courses, that have 'primary teaching' as a key component of the course, for example Access to Primary Teaching' or 'Access to Teacher Training'. For any other Access to Higher Education courses you will need to show that it has 'primary teaching' as a key component of it.

We will consider BTEC Extended Diploma, but only if it has National Curriculum content in it.

We can also consider the following CACHE diplomas:

  • Level 3 diploma in Childcare and Education
  • Level 3 extended diploma for Children's care learning and development
  • Level 3 extended diploma for Children and Young People's workforce.

GCSE requirements

You must have GCSEs Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science or be retaking them this year. We also accept the equivalency tests by , or any other appropriately accredited provider. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills.

Other requirements

It is essential that you have two weeks work experience in a public school in the UK or Republic of Ireland primary context, before you start the programme. Kindly note that you are required to have some experience in the primary school before coming for interview. To begin the course you must also complete a satisfactory DBS check and an Occupational Health check.

Important note for all applicants regarding skills tests

Prior to commencing the course, you must pass Department for Education professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy. You should submit an application as early as possible via UCAS and if invited for interview, then make arrangements to book and take the skills tests as soon as possible. We strongly advise that you book and pass the test before the interview as that will give you the best possible chance of success. However if you haven't passed at the time of the interview, your offer will be conditional on passing the tests by a nominated date.Please see

National curriculum subjects

  • Art and design

  • Computing

  • Design and technology

  • English

  • Geography

  • History

  • Languages (Key Stage 2 only)

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Physical education

  • Science

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Middlesex University.


Successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status, allowing you to work in any state school in England.

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