Primary Teaching Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Primary Education BA (Hons) University of Strathclyde 78% 14% 4% £9250 £18050 216 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Primary Education with English BA (Hons) University of Reading 96% 0% 0% £9250 £22350 162 Reading On campus Full-time
Primary Education (QTS) BA (Hons) Middlesex University 47% 0% 9% £9250 £15100 137 London On campus Full-time
Astudiaethau Addysg Gynradd (Dwyieithog) BA (Hons) Cardiff Metropolitan University 70% 5% 15% £9000 £15000 £16000 130 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Music BA (Hons) University of Reading 92% 0% 5% £9250 £22350 148 Reading On campus Full-time
Primary Education (3-11) with QTS BA (Hons) Cardiff Metropolitan University 63% 10% 6% £9000 £15000 £16000 154 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS (5-11) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 66% 2% 2% £9250 £12500 139 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Primary Teacher Education (Campus-based) BA (Hons) Oxford Brookes University 36% 0% 12% £9250 £16300 137 Oxford On campus Full-time
Childhood Studies with Primary Education BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 0% 15% £9250 £15000 100 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS (ages 3-7) BEd (Hons) University of Gloucestershire 63% 2% 5% £9250 £15000 £15450 128 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS BEd (Hons) University of Derby 63% 5% 17% £9250 £14900 146 Derby On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons) Birmingham City University 75% 15% 5% £9250 £16085 148 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Primary Education BA (Hons) Durham University 59% 0% 4% £9250 £23800 161 Durham On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS (Maths Specialism, ages 5-11) BEd (Hons) University of Gloucestershire 63% 2% 7% £9250 £15000 £15450 125 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Primary Education (5-11) with QTS BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam University 71% 2% 6% £9250 £15860 £16655 134 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons) Bishop Grosseteste University - 1% 10% £9250 £12690 133 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Primary Education Studies (Non QTS Accelerated Degree) BA (Hons) University of Huddersfield 67% 0% 5% £11100 £22000 140 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons) The University of Winchester 83% 0% 3% £9250 £16700 143 Winchester On campus Full-time
Childhood Studies with Primary Education with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 0% 10% £9250 £15000 83 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Early Education Primary (3-7) with QTS BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 66% 3% 0% £9250 £12500 155 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status BA (Hons) Staffordshire University 79% 1% 7% £9250 £16750 161 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Primary Education BA University of Reading 92% 0% 5% £9250 £22350 122 Reading On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS BA Edu (Hons) University of Wales 85% 5% 15% £9000 £13500 188 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Addysg Gynradd (3-11) gyda Statws Athro Cymwysedig BA (Hons) Cardiff Metropolitan University 63% 10% 6% £9000 £15000 £16000 154 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons) University of East London 45% 5% 15% £9250 £14160 139 London On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS (ages 5-11) BEd (Hons) University of Gloucestershire 63% 2% 7% £9250 £15000 £15450 131 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) BA (Hons) Liverpool John Moores University 83% 0% 11% £9250 £16100 155 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Early Years and Primary Education (3-7) with QTS BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam University 71% 2% 6% £9250 £15860 £16655 148 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Art BA (Hons) University of Reading 92% 0% 5% £9250 £22350 121 Reading On campus Full-time
Childhood: Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons) University of Suffolk 78% 5% 5% £9250 £13992 136 Ipswich On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Mathematics BA (Hons) University of Reading 92% 0% 5% £9250 £22350 147 Reading On campus Full-time
Primary Education MA (Hons) University of Aberdeen 69% 9% 2% £9250 £21900 £20800 188 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Primary Education Studies (2 Year Accelerated Degree) BA (Hons) University of Greenwich 66% 5% 8% £9250 £15100 109 London On campus Full-time
Primary Education Studies BA (Hons) Cardiff Metropolitan University 72% 5% 5% £9000 £15000 £16000 96 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Primary Education Studies [with Foundation Year] BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University 91% 0% 15% £9250 - 125 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Mathematics Specialism (QTS) BA (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 70% 10% 0% £9250 - 147 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Primary Education Leading to Qualified Teacher Status BA (Hons) Bangor University 60% 5% 0% £9000 - 150 Bangor On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Foundation BA (Hons) Durham University 60% 0% 4% £9250 - 161 Durham On campus Full-time
Primary Education Studies BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University 92% 0% 7% £9250 - 117 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Addysg Gynradd Yn arwain at Statws Athro Cymwysedig BA (Hons) Bangor University 36% 5% 0% £9000 - 164 Bangor On campus Full-time
Early Years - Primary Education (3-7) with QTS BA (Hons) University of Chester 68% 3% 0% £9250 - 155 Chester On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Gaelic (Fluent Speakers) MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 79% 2% 2% £9250 - 199 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Primary Education Studies (Accelerated) BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University 91% 0% 5% £11100 - 125 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Primary Education (3-7) (with QTS) BA (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 83% 0% 8% £9250 - 147 Luton On campus Full-time
Primary Education (5-11) with QTS BA (Hons) University of Chester 66% 4% 4% £9250 - 143 Chester On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Gaelic (Learners) MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 79% 2% 0% £9250 - 199 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Primary Education (Accelerated Degree) BA (Hons) Leeds Beckett University 76% 15% 10% £10300 - 127 Leeds On campus Full-time
Primary Education leading to QTS (General Primary) BA (Hons) The University of Northampton 84% 0% 9% £9250 - 130 Northampton On campus Full-time
Primary Education (QTS) BA (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 64% 1% 6% £9250 - 132 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Primary Initial Teacher Education with QTS BA (Hons) University of South Wales 81% 10% 5% - - 144 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Primary Education (QTS) BA (Hons) Nottingham Trent University 79% 5% 7% - - 153 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Primary (KS1/KS2 with QTS) BEd (Hons) Plymouth University 73% 0% 1% - - 187 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University 69% 3% 8% - - 151 Manchester On campus Full-time
Education with Teacher Qualification Primary (Undergraduate) MEd University of Glasgow 74% 8% 0% - - 209 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Primary Education (with QTS) BA (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 80% 0% 5% - - 133 Luton On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status BEd (Hons) University of Portsmouth 82% 5% 10% - - 119 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Primary Education with Teaching Qualification (Dumfries) MA (Hons) University of Glasgow 71% 10% 0% - - 178 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Cynradd (TAR - Graddedigion yn unig) PGCE University of Wales - - - £9000 £13500 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Primary Education PGCE with QTS PGCE University of Huddersfield - - - £9250 £16000 - Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Cynradd (3-11) TAR - Graddedigion yn unig PGCE Aberystwyth University - - - - £14280 - Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Primary Education (two-year accelerated degree) BA (Hons) London Metropolitan University - - - £11100 £20100 - London On campus Full-time
Primary (PGCE - Graduates only) PGCE University of Wales - - - £9000 £13500 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Primary Education (PGCE) [St Mary's at WGU] PGCE Wrexham Glyndwr University - - - £5750 £12500 - Wrexham On campus Full-time
PGCE Primary Education with Early Years (3-7) PGCE University of Reading - - - £9250 £21350 - Reading On campus Full-time
Gynradd (3-11 oed) TAR Addysg (Graddedigion yn unig) PGCE Cardiff Metropolitan University - - - £9000 £9000 £13000 £14000 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Addysg Gynradd gyda SAC BA Edu (Hons) University of Wales - - - £9000 £13500 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Primary (3-11) PGCE - Graduates only PGCE Aberystwyth University - - - £9000 £14280 - Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
PGCE Primary with Special Educational Needs (5-11) PGCE University of Reading - - - £9250 £21350 - Reading On campus Full-time
Primary Education (PGDE - Graduates only) PGDE University of Strathclyde - - - £9250 £18050 - Glasgow On campus Full-time
PGCE Primary Education PGCE University of Reading - - - £9250 £21350 - Reading On campus Full-time
Primary (3-11 years) PGCE - Graduates only PGCE Cardiff Metropolitan University - - - £9000 £9000 £13000 £14000 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
PGCE Primary Education with Mathematics (5-11) PGCE University of Reading - - - £9250 £21350 - Reading On campus Full-time
Primary Education - Gaelic Medium (PGDE - Graduates only) PGDE University of Strathclyde - - - £9250 £18050 - Glasgow On campus Full-time
Primary Education (PGDE) PGDE University of Dundee - - - £9250 £20900 - Dundee On campus Full-time
Primary (PGDE - Graduates only) PGDE University of Aberdeen - - - £9250 £21900 £20800 - Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Primary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE PGCE Kingston University - - - £9250 £15800 - Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Primary PGCE (Graduates only) PGCE Bangor University - - - £9000 - - Bangor On campus Full-time
PGDE Primary (Graduates only) PGDE The University of Edinburgh - - - £9250 - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Primary Teaching Studies with QTS BA (Hons) Bishop Grosseteste University - - - £9250 - - Lincoln On campus Full-time
PGDE Primary (Graduates only) PGDE University of the West of Scotland - - - - £15250 - Paisley On campus Full-time
TAR Cynradd (yn arwain at ddyfarniad Statws Athro Cymwysedig - Graddedigion yn unig) PGCE Bangor University - - - £9000 - - Bangor On campus Full-time
PGCE Primary with QTS PGCE Swansea University - - - - - - Swansea On campus Full-time
PGCE Primary PGCE Canterbury Christ Church University - - - - - - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Primary (FS/KS1 with QTS) BEd (Hons) Plymouth University - - - - - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
PGCE Primary with Mathematics Specialism PGCE Canterbury Christ Church University - - - - - - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Primary (Special Educational Needs with QTS) BEd (Hons) Plymouth University - - - - - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Addysg Gychwynnol Athrawon gyda SAC PGCE University of South Wales - - - - - - Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Primary (PGDE - Graduates Only) including Catholic Teacher’s Certificate PGDE University of Glasgow - - - - - - Glasgow On campus Full-time
PGCE Primary (3-7) (X110) PGCE University of Chester - - - - - - Chester On campus Full-time
Primary (PGDE - Graduates Only) PGDE University of Glasgow - - - - - - Glasgow On campus Full-time
Cynradd (TAR - Graddedigion yn unig) PGCE University of Wales - - - - - - Cardiff On campus Full-time
TAR Cynradd (yn arwain at ddyfarniad Statws Athro Cymwysedig) PGCE Bangor University - - - - - - Bangor On campus Full-time
PGCE Primary (5-11) (X100) PGCE University of Chester - - - - - - Chester On campus Full-time
PGCE Primary (leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status) PGCE Bangor University - - - - - - Bangor On campus Full-time
Primary (PGCE - Graduates only) PGCE University of Wales - - - - - - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Primary Initial Teacher Education with QTS PGCE University of South Wales - - - - - - Pontypridd On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
70 /100
11850 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Primary Teaching

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26506 £24514 £28116
25-75 percentile range £24888 - £29177 £18792 - £27897 £20130 - £32846

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27174 £24936 £29360
25-75 percentile range £24792 - £28438 £21341 - £26357 £23053 - £32609

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Primary Teaching

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Primary Teaching who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of Primary Teaching

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Local Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • Social Work Companies

Jobs of graduates of Primary Teaching (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Primary Teaching at Barnsley College

30%
30% Administrative occupations
10% Secretarial and related occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of Primary Teaching in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Primary Teaching

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Primary Teaching, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Primary Teaching is the training of others to impart, explain and disseminate knowledge, skills and learning to children between the ages of 3 and 11.

The median salary of graduates of Primary Teaching was £26506 15 months after graduation, £24514 3 years after graduation and £28116 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Primary Teaching studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) - BEd (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (Honours) - BA Edu (Hons)
  • Master of Arts (Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Master of Education - MEd
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland) - PGDE