University of East London
Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons)
University of East London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This undergraduate course is designed for students who are committed to becoming primary school teachers. In only three years, you will gain a BA (Hons) degree and Qualified Teacher Status. Your degree will focus on children’s rights, values and learning.

This course trains you to teach the three to seven age range, but this will not restrict you to working with this age group. You will study pedagogy and subject knowledge covering both the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum. East London offers multicultural, multilingual and vibrant schools in which to learn, but your training at UEL will qualify you to teach anywhere in England or Wales.

UEL’s Primary Education with QTS team is made up of experienced practitioners and researchers, who research a range of childhood issues and who have diverse experience in Primary and Early Years education.

With high graduate employability, this qualification provides a wide range of opportunities for career development across the Primary education sector.

Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) for the purpose of delivering initial teacher training programmes to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 20 graduates of Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons) at University of East London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Primary Education.

Overall student satisfaction
75 /100
20 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 with QTS BA (Hons) at University of East London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Primary Education with 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 £19000 £17000 £19000
25-75 percentile range £17000 - £22000 £12000 - £23500 £13000 - £27000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Primary Education

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24629 £23769 £26716
25-75 percentile range £22965 - £28008 £17500 - £27452 £18804 - £31696

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 with QTS BA (Hons) at University of East London

25% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
21% Teaching Professionals
16% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
6% Sales occupations
4% Welfare and housing associate professionals
4% Caring personal services
3% Managers, directors and senior officials
2% Administrative occupations
1% Nursing Professionals
1% Welfare Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science. Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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 with QTS, BA (Hons).


Tuition Fees Primary Education with QTS 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 £13740 year 1
International £13740 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 University of East London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of East London in related subject specific rankings.


    • #61 
    • #78 
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #66 
    • #82 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #49 
    • #401 
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of East London

What students say about studying Primary Education in the UK?

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  • 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
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About University of East London

The University of East London, often abbreviated to UEL, states their goal being to become the leading careers-focused university in the United Kingdom. UEL operates from three different campuses; Stratford Campus, Docklands Campus, and University Square Stratford. The Docklands Campus is the largest of the three campuses, and is just a 15-20 minute walk away from Central London, and 10-15 minutes away from Canary Wharf by train.

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Where is this programme taught

Stratford Campus
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