Middlesex University
Primary Education (QTS) BA (Hons)
Middlesex University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Overview Teaching in a primary school is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You will be working with a team of teachers and other adults, to support children (aged 5 to 11) to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. The course is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience working in educational settings, ensuring you are well supported to achieve the best results whilst achieving Qualified Teacher Status.

Why study BA Primary Education (with QTS) at Middlesex University? Our extensive history of delivering leading education courses ensures that you benefit from the guidance of expert tutors who bring a wealth of professional experience to their teaching. As a primary school teacher you will make a difference to children's development by engaging and motivating pupils, and enhancing their life choices and opportunities. Our degree will train you to confidently teach all the subjects in the National Curriculum.

Alongside theory you will put your learning into practice by taking part in placements to prepare you for your career. We have excellent relationships with as wide variety of carefully selected primary schools in north London and the Home Counties and many of our students secure their first job with a placement host. This is a highly competitive course and we are seeking outstanding candidates with the right acumen, experience and skills to become excellent teachers.

Course highlights Combine studying with classroom experience in our partner primary schools in London and the Home Counties Primary teacher training at Middlesex University has been rated good with outstanding features by Ofsted, the official body for inspecting schools and education, so you can be confident of the quality of our courses In your third year you have the opportunity to study abroad in Australia, USA or Europe You can choose to follow a specialism in mathematics or science In you second year you have the opportunity to undertake a placement in a school for children with special educational needs and disabilities As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module. If you're considering applying or have already applied to us, please visit the Wiki created by our primary tutors to find out more about the programme, including the trainees' perspectives.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 25 graduates of Primary Education (QTS) BA (Hons) at Middlesex University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Primary Education.

Overall student satisfaction
47 /100
25 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Primary Education (QTS) BA (Hons) at Middlesex University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Primary Education (QTS) BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29000 £26500 £30500
25-75 percentile range £26500 - £30000 £21000 - £29000 £22500 - £35500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Primary Education

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25479 £24514 £28116
25-75 percentile range £23782 - £28383 £18792 - £27897 £20130 - £32846

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Primary Education (QTS), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Primary Education (QTS) BA (Hons) at Middlesex University

85% Teaching Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher)

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT) 72 With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic 51 With at least 51 in all components
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Primary Education (QTS), BA (Hons).


Tuition Fees Primary Education BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14000 year 1
International £14000 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Middlesex University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Middlesex University in related subject specific rankings.


    • #61 
    • #76 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #65 
    • #82 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #40 
    • #301 
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #42 
    • #401 
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

See all university rankings of Middlesex University

What students say about studying Primary Education in the UK?

  • A day in the life of a primary education student at Birmingham City University
  • 60 seconds with a Primary Education student at the University of Greenwich | London & Kent
  • BECOMING A TEACHER | Primary Education with QTS
  • Applying for Primary Teaching at Uni? Interview Advice! | Uni Chats
  • Meet Lauren Primary Education Student
  • Studying Primary Education at ECU - Michelle's Story
  • Online Uni as a 4th Year Primary Education Student / day in my life
  • Meet Rachel, a Bachelor of Education (Primary) student

About Middlesex University

Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.

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Where is this programme taught

Hendon Campus
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