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

Only available as a Combined Degree

Gain a primary teaching degree from the University of Stirling – we’re 2nd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Education Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2020).

Education (Primary)

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Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons), BA (Hons)
  • Start date September
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Accreditations General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)

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 seven subject specialisms:

  • Early Years
  • The Environment
  • Modern Languages
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Primary Science (in partnership with Heriot Watt University)

You’ll be taught by world-leading academics and outstanding teachers who are seconded from schools to work at the University. 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

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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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.
Samantha Cairney
BA (Hons) Primary Education with specialism in Early Years
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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
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.
Catriona Marwick
BA Professional Education (Primary) with a specialism in Modern Languages
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