Why study at Roehampton

  • This course will provide you with excellent employment prospects: official figures show that 98% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education 2016 results).
  • You will benefit from significant school placement opportunities, leaving with at least 24 weeks classroom experience.
  • Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London according to all three major UK league tables (Complete University Guide 2016, Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 and Guardian University Guide 2016).
  • You’ll be taught on our beautiful parkland campus in the heart of south-west London, a short distance from Putney and Hammersmith and just 30 minutes from the West End.

Do you want to inspire young people and help change lives? Would you like to enjoy a great starting salary and a rewarding career?

Teaching offers all of this. Being able to educate and inspire future generations, seeing young children grow and develop with your help is unlike any other job.

As one of the UK’s most highly rated and longest-running providers of teacher education, we can offer you the best foundation for a successful career in the profession.

Completion of this degree will provide you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from one of the highest rated providers in the country.

If you study Primary Education at Roehampton you will be taught by a supportive, passionate and driven team of academic staff. Our experienced team strive to ensure you receive the best education and will encourage you to become a confident and successful teacher. In addition to our academic staff, we also have a range of support departments to help you with everything from dealing with money matters, to support with your studies.

BA Primary Education at Roehampton gives you the opportunity to focus on a particular subject of your choice, so you can learn to teach in area that you are passionate about and enjoy. We offer:

  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Science

In addition to your subject specialism you will also cover all of the National Curriculum Core and Foundation Subjects. You will examine learning across the curriculum, the interrelationship of these areas of knowledge, and the relationship between the Foundation Subjects and Core Curriculum subjects.

You will also study a range of modules which will hone your expertise and effectiveness as a teacher. You will learn how to manage a classroom, how planning and preparation contribute to the effectiveness of your teaching, how best to work with parents and other adults, and gain an understanding of childhood behaviour.

Our subject rooms are set up to include resources you will find in a primary classroom environment. This is important for your full immersion into the school environment and familiarity with the way classrooms are structured, and the type of resources teachers need on a daily basis.

Your placements at our partner schools will provide you with invaluable hands-on work experience giving you the confidence for your future career and a better understanding of how teaching words in practice.

All our academic staff have extensive teaching experience in schools, and many have served in local authorities or subject associations as advisory teachers, as Ofsted inspectors or as consultants. This means that our programmes are based on the reality of the classroom and the education system. Many work at the cutting edge of research in teacher education, which has a positive impact on the quality of provision for all of our students.

Already have a degree and want to teach? Apply for our PGCE.

Over the course of three years you will spend increasing amounts of time in a range of schools, moving from support teacher (first year), to sharing teacher (second year) to lead teacher (final year). You will also study a range of modules which will develop both your subject knowledge and your understanding of the art of teaching.

The pedagogic and professional studies modules include learning theory, child development, behaviour management, classroom management, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL), giving you a solid theoretical grounding for working with children, ensuring you are best able to support their learning in practice.

You will cover all of the National Curriculum subjects on this degree. In English, for example, you will look at language development, the teaching of reading and writing; in maths, developing mathematical understanding will be explored.

Our BA Primary Education degree allows you to choose from a wide range of subjects to specialise in, developing over the course of three years your knowledge and skills to teach your chosen specialism across the primary age range.

In addition to your professional placements and university based studies, there is also the opportunity to spend time abroad on a trip organised by the School of Education, as well as to go on field trips, visits to museums and art galleries to explore learning beyond the classroom, and how to pass these experiences on to your pupils.

Subject Specialisms
Students choose one subject to specialise in from:
Subject Specialisms
Students continue with their chosen specialism:
Promoting Healthy Eating (Design Technology)
Subject Specialisms
Industrial Practice in School (Design Technology)

What our students say

"It is really important to study in seminar rooms, you feel like you're in a real-life setting so you can get into teaching, you can use resources, be hands on and engage."

Megan Griffiths
BA Primary Education

Career options

This course provides one of the strongest routes into a job. Our graduates from this programme are qualified to teach across the primary sector, including early years settings, independent and maintained schools, academies and also in SEN (Special Educational Needs) schools.

For 2017 entry: The Primary Education BA programme is currently under review to ensure it continues to reflect the latest updates in the curriculum and new developments in teaching. The balance of the modules may change slightly, but you will still receive a thorough grounding in all curriculum subjects and professional studies, and be able to select a subject specialism. The recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status as an integral part of your course will also remain (this means the course will still be a direct route into teaching). Please contact us for more information.

UCAS code

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




Single honours

Entry tariff

2017 entry: 112 points

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General entry requirements »




3 years (full-time)

Tuition fees

£9,250 (2017; UK/EU)»

£13,000 (2017; International)»

Cash scholarships and bursaries available»

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