A teacher training degree programme combining academic study with school placements, leading to qualified teacher status (QTS) and a rewarding career as primary school teacher.
3 years (full-time) OR
4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year
BA (single honours)
September 2022 entry: 112 points
4D22 (Foundation and Key Stage 1) or 4N56 (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)
For the past three years Roehampton has been ranked either top or second in London for Education (Complete University Guide 2020, 2021 and 2022).
Roehampton is one of the only training providers in the UK to offer specialism in every subject on the primary curriculum.
Roehampton’s network of over 400 partner schools across the region ensures excellent placement opportunities.
Roehampton has been training teachers via its colleges for 180 years, longer than any other higher education provider in the UK.
Course and Module Details
Do you want to inspire young people and help change lives, get a great starting salary and have a rewarding career?
Teaching offers you all of this. Being able to educate and inspire future generations, and seeing young children grow and develop with your help, is unlike any other job. Watch this short video of current students summing up how they feel about studying BA Primary Education at Roehampton.
As one of the UK’s most highly-rated and longest-running providers of teacher training, we can offer you a strong foundation for a successful career in the profession, with excellent teaching. The course is designed to include and at least 24 weeks’ school placement* experience. Roehampton's vast network of 700 partner schools across London and the south east means we are able to ensure your placements are all within a reasonable commute, and that they include a diverse range of school types.
Completing this teacher training degree will give you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
You will be taught by a supportive, highly driven team of academic staff, who will ensure you receive the very best preparation for going into teaching, and will encourage you to become a confident and successful practitioner.
You will focus on the subject of your choice, giving you the tools to teach in an area you are passionate about and enjoy. Roehampton is one of the only teacher training providers in the UK to offer every subject on the primary curriculum** as a specialism. We offer:
Art and Design
Design and Technology
NB: **the availability of a subject specialism is dependent upon a minimum number of students opting for it.
* Coronavirus restrictions may affect the availability and duration of placements.
The Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) awarded to graduates is, first and foremost, a qualification to teach in England. Many other countries will recognise it but, if your plan is to teach overseas, we recommend you contact the relevant authorities in your country of choice beforehand to check your eligibility.
During your three years you will:
- Spend increasing amounts of time in different schools, moving from support teacher (first year), to sharing teacher (second year), to lead teacher (final year).
- Study modules to develop both your subject knowledge and your understanding of the art of teaching.
- Gain a solid grounding for working with children, and develop the skills you need to support their learning in practice. Our pedagogic and professional studies modules cover learning theory, child development, behaviour management, classroom management, special educational needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL).
- Cover all the National Curriculum subjects. In English, for example, you will look at language development, and the teaching of reading and writing; and in maths, you will explore how to develop children’s mathematical understanding.
- Choose from a wide range of subjects to specialise in, and be equipped to teach your chosen specialism across the primary age range.
- Have the opportunity to spend some time abroad on a trip organised by the School of Education, as well as going on field trips, and visiting museums and art galleries, to explore learning beyond the classroom, and how to pass these experiences onto your pupils.
The following modules are compulsory for all students:
Understanding Pedagogy and Professional Practice 1: Exploring Principles and Practice
Core Curriculum 1: English, Science and Mathematics
Core Curriculum 2: English, Science and Mathematics
Wider Curriculum 1: Physical Education, Geography, Religious Education, History
Wider Curriculum 2: Art and Design, Computing, Design Technology, Music
School Experience 1
The Supporting Teacher
Subject Specialism 1 (the availability of a subject specialism is dependent upon a minimum number of students opting for it.)
Enhanced Learning Experience
School Experience 2
The Sharing Teacher
Subject Specialism 2 (the availability of a subject specialism is dependent upon a minimum number of students opting for it.)
Art and Design
Design and Technology
School Experience 3
The Lead Teacher
Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.
Tuition fees and funding
September 2022 entry tuition fees
Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.
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This course is designed as a route into a teaching job. You will leave qualified to teach across the primary sector, whether you decide to work in an early years setting, independent or maintained school, academy or SEN (Special Educational Needs) school. Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate and find a job. Roehampton holds an annual jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet prospective employers from across London and the south east.
How to apply
How to join us in January or February 2022
How to join us in September 2022
- Home (UK) students – apply through UCAS
- International students – apply using our direct application form.
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.
Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available in the FAQs section below.
International (non-EU) students who do not wish to use the UCAS system can apply directly to us using our online application form. This is available to international students only.
Application process FAQs
If you are applying to us for a full-time degree or extended degree programme, you will need to apply online through UCAS, or direct, depending on the start date of your course and your fee status. Please see tabs above. And don't hesitate to contact us at the same time. Either fill in an online enquiry form, or contact us at the details below!
This is the official applications service for the UK, and they will send your application details to each of the universities you have listed on your application.
When you register with UCAS, you will also receive a username and password so that you can access your application at a later date.
It is very important that you enter the correct institution code (for Roehampton this is R48) and course code for each choice. These can be found on the relevant course pages on our website.
Contact us directly if you have any questions.
Yes we will take into account the ongoing disruption and impact that Coronavirus has had on applicants when considering the results of students applying to us.
The Roehampton UCAS institution code is R48.
Your school, college or centre will give you a buzzword so you can link your application to them. You add this word to your application when you register to make an undergraduate application.
If you are applying independently, without a school or college, you do not need a buzzword.
If you are no longer at school or college you will need to apply to university as an independent applicant. When you register with UCAS they will give you a username and password so that you can complete your application whenever you like.
You will need to complete the online application, including your personal statement and will also need to supply a reference from someone who knows you well, and is able to write about why you are suitable for higher education.
It is very important that you enter the correct institution code (for Roehampton this is R48) and course code for each choice. These can be found on the relevant course pages.
Further guidelines can be found on the UCAS website.
Contact us directly if you have any other questions about applications.
No. UCAS will issue you with a username and password which you can use to log in whenever and wherever you want to work on your application.
There is no time limit from when you start your application to when you send it, as long as you complete it within the deadlines set by UCAS and your school.
No, you can only send one UCAS application in each year’s application cycle, but this can include applications for up to five courses. Applying for more than one course will cost extra.
If you apply to university before the 15 January deadline you should have received decisions from each of the universities you apply to by 31 March 2020. In this case, you will need to make your replies about which to accept by 5 May 2020.
If you applied after the January deadline, or one or more of your universities hasn’t made a decision on your application by the end of March, other reply dates will apply – please do contact us to find out more.
You can accept two courses – one firm choice and one insurance choice.
If you meet the requirements of your firm choice, then you will be expected to take that place, so you need to be sure that the course you have accepted firmly is the one you want to do.
If you miss the grades for your firm choice and meet the requirements for your insurance choice you will be expected to take up that place.
If you meet the terms of your firm choice and ask to be released from this, you will be entered into Clearing and cannot go to your insurance choice.
If you apply through UCAS and we make you an offer, we will ordinarily make you one of the following types of offer:
This offer requires you to meet particular academic or other conditions before you can join the course of study you have applied for. This could be a combination of grade, scores or subjects and will be outlined in the offer communication that you receive.
An unconditional offer has no conditions attached. Unconditional offers are often made to students who already have their achieved qualification grades and who are returning to education after a gap year or a period of time in work.
If Roehampton is your firm choice, and you have not met your conditions, please check UCAS track, we may be able to show some flexibility, although this is not guaranteed.
If you have missed the conditions of your firm choice, but met the conditions of your Insurance choice. Congratualtions, you will be studying at your Insurance choice. If you miss the conditions for both your firm and Insurance choice, then UCAS will automatically enter you into Clearing.
Make sure that you are prepared for results day and any decisions you may need/want to make. Check UCAS for more advice about what happens on results day.
If you would like any advice on this, please contact us directly and we can discuss your options.
If you are applying to university from the UK or European Union (EU), irrespective of your nationality, you must submit your UCAS application before the January deadline in order for it to be guaranteed equal consideration. The deadline for the 2022 cycle is Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 18:00.
We understand that there are many reasons why you may not be able to meet this deadline. With this in mind, Roehampton will still consider applications received after the January deadline, if there are places available on the course.
The University of Roehampton welcomes the introduction of T Levels and is delighted to confirm that we will be able to accept them across the majority of our programmes. Students will be able to apply using T Levels for both three year and four year undergraduate degrees. UCAS Tariff requirements for each programme, will be made available on programme webpages.
Yes, if you accepted an offer of study at us or another University through UCAS, you have 14 days in which you can change your response, and you can do so by contacting UCAS.
If you want to change your mind, please do get in touch to discuss your options with us. Call us on 0208 392 3314.
If you first apply through UCAS after 30 June 2022, UCAS will not send your application to universities but will instead send you details about Clearing.
Clearing a service that is available between July and September to help people find places on higher education courses. You may be eligible for Clearing if any of the following are relevant to you:
- you have applied this year but have not gained a place
- you have declined your offers
- you have not previously applied to UCAS for entry this year.
Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.
You can find more information on our financial support pages.
Yes, we have a wide range of on-campus and off-campus student residences. You will be guaranteed University accommodation if you are applying for September 2021, January 2022 or September 2022 entry.
Find out more about our accommodation and accommodation guarantee here.
Yes to find out more visit our care leavers webpage.
We can support you to transfer to Roehampton from another university, into the relevant year of study. Find out more here.
UCAS offers a number of helpful articles on the process of applying to universities. You can also find advice and guidance from the Schools and Colleges Engagement Team here.
Hi, I’m Anthony and I’m the programme convenor for this degree, plus the module convener and a principal lecturer in primary geography education.Read More
'Open Spaces, Open Minds' is my favourite Roehampton motto because we are an open-minded, diverse and welcoming community of educators, and the university's campus, colleges, and community all support this. The thing that I enjoy about my job is that no two days are ever the same. Working with teachers, schools and students is all about one thing - making the educational experience and life-chances better for all children. They are the future and we are the custodians of the present so that what they inherit can be even better. My research foci are pupils' understanding of their home and their locality. I love a building, a park as well as a forest. I am also the Chair of the Early Years and Primary Committee of the Geographical Association. I taught in schools in London and in my hometown of Bolton. I'm a walker and cyclist.
Hi, I’m Pablo and I’m a senior lecturer in primary mathematics.Read More
I completed a PGCE in 2007 then worked as a class teacher in south London. During that time, I also had the opportunity to take on a number of other rewarding roles, such as CPD Leader, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Year Group Leader, and mentor to NQTs and student-teachers. In my third year as a teacher, I started on a part-time MA in Mathematics Education at King’s College London, which reinforced my growing belief in the link between theory and practice. My favourite part of my job is supporting students to develop the key skills, knowledge, and confidence that they need in order to become great teachers. My research interests are children’s development of proportional reasoning and teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching.
Hi I’m Lynda and I’m a senior lecturer in computing education at Roehampton.Read More
I have been teaching here for four years and my favourite thing about the university is working with a staff team that supports and prioritises the wellbeing and development of students. As a senior lecturer I enjoy meeting a variety of students who have made a life affirming, and in some cases, life altering decision to pursue a career in teaching. There is nothing more inspiring then to be part of that story.
I am interested in computing education in primary settings and building confidence in teaching all elements of the computing curriculum. Ensuring practice and pedagogy that intersects with the identities and experiences of all learners. Computing creativity for everyone!
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