BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Education (Primary)

Our pioneering approach of studying education with a specialist subject gives you the time to excel and become a primary teacher.

Education (Primary)

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons), BA (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021, September 2022
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Full-time


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Choose a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at the University of Stirling, and we’ll equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to start a career in one of the most rewarding professions. 

We’ll prepare you to teach across the whole curriculum and primary age range, and also enable you to develop a specialism in a particular area. You can choose from these subject specialisms:

  • Early Years
  • The Environment
  • Modern Languages
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

You’ll be taught by world-leading academics and outstanding teachers who have strong partnerships with local schools. This ensures you can access cutting-edge practice and research throughout your primary teaching degree. Our pioneering approach of studying education with a subject specialism, gives you the time to excel in teaching, critically reflect and grow in confidence.

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, our Educational research had the highest quality of research outputs of any Scottish university, with 100% rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Top reasons to study with us

Professional accreditation

We’re accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), meaning that on graduation you can apply for provisional registration as a primary teacher.

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What our students said

Samantha Cairney
BA (Hons) Primary Education with specialism in Early Years
I feel like I have been given the tools to help me develop into a professional young adult thanks to being pushed to challenge myself but also supported by the staff at Stirling. The staff equipped me with the skills, confidence and resilience to combat a magnitude of situations.
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Caroline Cane
I would highly recommend coming to the University of Stirling to study. Regardless of the programme you enter, the university provides an outstanding education to prepare you for the world beyond university life
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Catriona Marwick
BA Professional Education (Primary) with a specialism in Modern Languages
I felt valued as a student at the University and both challenged and supported. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the knowledge and skills that was shared with us.
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