"If you think that education is just about becoming a teacher, think again!" (Education Studies student)
"If I had to sum up in a few words what the Durham BA in Primary Teaching offers, it would be tempting to focus upon the clarity of subject knowledge that the course instils. However, it is the fact that upon qualifying, you will be able to spot good and outstanding teaching a mile off, quite simply because you have been trained to deliver it consistently yourself."
Craig Campbell, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2011 BA Primary Education Graduate
Which course is best for you?
The BA (Hons) Education Studies is based in Durham City and is a three year degree which offers the opportunity to study education with another subject. It is an ideal option if you wish to explore the subject of education and continue an A level subject, or broaden your knowledge base to a new field of study. Graduates from this programme go on to careers in a variety of settings including work in museums, academia and the public sector while others choose to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in order to teach at either primary or secondary level.
The BA (Hons) Primary Education is based at Queen's Campus in Stockton and is a three year degree which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This is an ideal option if you are committed to a career as a primary school teacher, teaching children between the ages of five and eleven years of age.
For further information on entry requirements and the structure of the different courses please explore our pages in more detail by clicking on the links above or to the left.
The School of Education offers a number of option modules in the History of Art. These modules are "open" to undergraduate students that are already studying at the University and, provided that their home department allows them to so so, most students can study them as an official part of their degree programme. More detail can be found by clicking on the link above or to the left.