Primary Teaching

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

In the Foundation Year you will study a number of modules which will give you a grounding in the key areas you will need to pass the skills tests and develop an understanding of key theories of effective learning and teaching. Modules will include English and Maths and study skills.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Foundation 19% 17% 64%
Y1 9% 50% 41%
Y2 17% 0% 83%
Final 14% 0% 86%
Foundation 0% 12% 88%
Y1 0% 28% 72%
Y2 0% 14% 86%
Final 0% 5% 95%

About the course

This degree gives you a direct route into entry-level primary school teaching. We have excellent links with urban and rural Primary Partnership schools – so you can gain extensive teaching experience in each year of your degree. On graduation, we recommend you for Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) status, which allows you to apply for your first job in teaching and, after a year, progress to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This course is designed for people who have an interest in education and the ways in which people learn and develop, and it supports you in developing your ability to examine aspects of educational theory and practice.

We offer the option of an integrated foundation year for students who have taken time away from education and need to pass the requisite Professional Skills tests to progress to the full BA Honours programme. Our courses help you to understand the theories, values, policies and practices that underpin ‘education for all’. 


BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 72 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

We work hard to maintain a strong focus on employability within the sector and beyond.

The BA Primary Teaching course enables you to begin the induction year of teaching; on completion of this, you be a fully qualified teacher. Most of our students are employed soon after completing the course.

As a graduate, you will continue to have access to the University Careers Service which will provide a wealth of advice, information and guidance to help ready you for the world of work.

You can also choose the pathway to further study and training; we encourage our students to think about studying for a postgraduate qualification once they have embarked on their teaching career.