Education (Primary)

Education (Primary)

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,100
Domestic tuition: £1,820

Program overview

You’ll follow a course of eight semesters (four years). This will lead to an Honours degree in Professional Education (Primary). Alternatively, seven semesters (three and a half years) lead either to a General degree or to a Bachelors degree in Professional Education. General degree students may only be able to qualify in one teaching subject. You’ll develop your understanding of Education theory and practice alongside your subject specialism in Semesters 1-2. You’ll also undertake a self-organised placement in an educational setting of your choice. In Semesters 3-4, you’ll continue to study Education alongside your subject specialism. Your knowledge and understanding of literacy and numeracy will develop, along with a range of teaching skills. You’ll engage in on-campus microteaching that’s closely related to your education modules. This gives you the opportunity to teach small groups of children and receive constructive feedback before undertaking a four-week school placement. In Semesters 5-6, you’ll continue to develop your understanding of teaching literacy and numeracy. To help you link theory and practice you will take a placement over 11 weeks (three days a week, Mon to Wed) and return to the University for two days to undertake an advanced education module with a focus on differences, identities and inclusion. You’ll also take a module that focuses on pedagogy, policy and practice in relation to your subject specialism. Semester 7 includes a 10-week school placement, where you’ll have the opportunity to teach your chosen specialism. In Semester 8, you’ll complete an Enquiry into Practice that’s closely related to your placement, and undertake an independent study of your choice, linked to your chosen specialism. If you opt to study Professional Education (Primary) with a specialism in Primary Science, your degree will be taught between the University of Stirling and Heriot-Watt University campuses, with access to expert teaching staff from both institutions.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
SQA Higher: ABBB or equivalents Foreign school leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill; Pearson Test of English 54 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component; IBT TOEFL 80 with no subtest less than 17.

Career opportunities

The majority of the previous graduates enter the Scottish Teacher Induction Scheme (TIS), which guarantees you employment for one year as a newly qualified teacher in a Scottish Local Authority school. Your teaching degree will also qualify you to enter into a wide variety of other professional roles, such as corporate training and development, museum and leisure education, educational psychology, translation or media.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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