Primary Education (QTS)

Undergraduate School of Education

Learn how to inspire the next generation with this highly ranked teacher training degree, offering qualified teacher status (QTS) and a rewarding career as a primary school teacher. We are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

Primary Education (QTS)
Entry Tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)


4D22 (Foundation and Key Stage 1) or 4N56 (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)


3 years (full-time)

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

BA (single honours)


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

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Make a difference to young children’s lives with a degree in Primary Education Studies (QTS).

This course gives you the knowledge and skills to carve out a sustainable career in the education sector working as a primary school teacher.

On our BA Primary Education (QTS) degree, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset. This incorporates:

  • Modules that develop both your subject knowledge and understanding the practice of teaching.
  • professional modules that cover behaviour management, special educational needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL).
  • 24 weeks' school placement experience, giving you hands on experience in one of our 400 partner schools.

These three strands will ensure that you are ready for the practical realities of teaching. You will focus on the subject of your choice, giving you the tools to teach in an area you are passionate about and enjoy.

The Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) awarded to graduates is, first and foremost, a qualification to teach in England, however is also recognised globally. 


In a 2023 report, Ofsted rated Roehampton's primary-age courses as "Outstanding". The inspection was conducted by nine of His Majesty’s inspectors and three Ofsted Inspectors. The University’s primary-age phase courses, that currently have 673 trainees, scored “Outstanding” for overall effectiveness, quality of education and training, leadership and management. You can read more here. 

How you'll learn

Experience a dynamic, contemporary curriculum working with leading experts.

Working in both small groups and individually, you’ll enjoy a mix of lectures and seminars as you work through progressive modules, including:

• Wider Curriculum: Students will be introduced to authoritative literature that underpins each subject, together with a practice-based pedagogy.

• Core Curriculum: English, Science and Mathematics: Learn what it means to learn English, Mathematics and Science at the start of the 21st century.

• School Experience: Supporting the Teacher: An introduction to the teaching profession and places students in the school environment in the role of supporting teacher.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by a dedicated and passionate team of lecturers and sector professionals.

Teaching consists of a mixture of lectures and small group seminars, giving you the contact time you need. The course is also designed to include at least 24 weeks' school placement experience.

You will also have the opportunity to spend time abroad on a trip, as well as go on field trips, and visiting museums and art galleries, to explore learning beyond the classroom, and how to pass these experiences onto pupils.

You will also be well supported in our School of Education, where we prepare our students for enriching careers within the modern education system. We are one the largest providers of Initial Teacher Training in the country.


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Enjoy a personal and practical approach to your studies. You’ll work in exceptional learning facilities, including:

• Access to the Froebel Archive, containing rare books, toys, and photos, collected over the past 200 years.

• The world-class University of Roehampton Library, which is staffed by friendly and dedicated staff who are here to help you. As soon as you join us, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of our state-of-the-art resources.


How you'll be assessed

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Push yourself further with real-world assignments.

Throughout the course, you’ll experience a wide range of assessments that enhance your understanding and practical skills, while giving you a taste practices within the workplace. These include:

• online tests

• presentations

• essays

• practical assessments

• portfolios

You’ll leave Roehampton with an in-depth understanding of both the theory and the hands-on applications of working with young children, ready to take the next step.

In school of education, we prepare our students for enriching careers within the modern education system. We have a rich 183-year history and have been providing higher education to women for longer than any other university in the country.

Career options

Shape the future of the education sector.

If you’re ready to learn, we’ll help you gain the confidence and opportunities to achieve.

Our Careers team is on hand to help from the start of your studies until after you graduate. Under their guidance you’ll benefit from a wide range of support, including:

• CV building

• Interview preparation

• Mentoring

• Industry connections

• Work experience

• Volunteering opportunities

• Job fairs

• Introductions to future employers.

As a BA Primary Education (QTS) graduate, you'll be in an excellent position to succeed in a rewarding career as a primary school teacher.

You will leave qualified to teach across the primary sector, whether you decide to work in an early year setting, independent or maintained school or SEN (Special Educational Needs) school. Many also take on roles in the education sector including:

• Education professional in primary and nursery care (teaching, administration or management)*

• A special needs professional in schools, children centres and the community

• A children’s charity undertaking policy and research, in community support, welfare or housing

• An NGO or central or local government department

*This is an academic degree – further study may be needed to gain professional qualifications.

With our BA Primary Education (QTS) degree, you can also continue to postgraduate study – researching topics including SEN, disability and inclusion and more.

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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studied until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You'll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehammpton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes


If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,750 £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students, and for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements

Please read this course's specific entry requirements

​General entry requirements

International students

Contextual offers

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements.

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Our Alumni

Megan Griffiths

Class of 2017 – BA Primary Education (QTS)

Megan Griffiths graduated with a first class honours degree in Primary Education from Roehampton in 2017, with the teaching of English as her curriculum specialism. Having made the decision to do a teaching degree while at sixth form, she visited lots of universities but chose Roehampton for its beautiful campus and the warm welcome she received here.

Throughout her studies Megan enjoyed the placement modules most, and in her final year she was offered a job by one of her placement schools working as a Year 2 class teacher in Kingston. Since then she has made two major strides in her career: a recent promotion to Early Years Foundation Stage Lead in her school was followed by the opportunity for part-time secondment to the Schools Alliance for Excellence (SAfE) as the organisation’s English Teaching and Learning Lead. In this role Megan visits schools across Surrey and shares best practice in English with other teachers. On top of this she is planning to embark on a master’s degree in teaching and learning in 2022, with the active support of her school. Megan told us “I’m excited for my future in teaching and my master’s degree, but I still have such fond memories of my time at university and will be forever grateful to Roehampton for shaping my future.”

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