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Durham University


X101 Primary Education BA Undergraduate  2020


UCAS code X101
Degree BA
Mode of study Full Time
Duration 3 Years
Location Durham City
Typical Offers A Level
International Baccalaureate
Please also check Requirements and Admissions.
Alternative qualifications
Contextual Offers You may be eligible for an offer which is one or two grades lower than our standard entry requirements. Find out more.
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Course Summary



This degree is currently under review.

Please check back for more information in April. 

Placement Year

You may be able to take a work placement. Find out more.

Admissions Process

English Language requirements

Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

How to apply

Information relevant to your country

Fees and Funding

Full Time Fees

EU Student £9,250.00 per year
Home Student £9,250.00 per year
Island Student £9,250.00 per year
International non-EU Student £20,500.00 per year

The tuition fees shown for home and EU students are for one complete academic year of full time study and are set according to the academic year of entry. Fees for subsequent years of your course may rise in line with an inflationary uplift as determined by the government.

The tuition fees shown for overseas students are for one complete academic year of full time study, are set according to the academic year of entry, and remain the same throughout the duration of the programme for that cohort (unless otherwise stated).

Please also check costs for colleges and accommodation.

Scholarships and funding 

Career Opportunities

School of Education

Of thse students who graduated in 2017:

  • 94% are in paid employment or further study 6 months after graduation

Of those in employment:

  • 94% are in graduate level employment
  • Median salary £22,487

(Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey of 2016/17 graduates. The DLHE survey asks leavers from higher education what they are doing six months after graduation. Full definitions for the DLHE Record can be found

Our Schools Partnership produces consistently good primary teachers and many of our Graduates are considered to be outstanding.

Open days and visits

Pre-application open day

Pre-application open days are the best way to discover all you need to know about Durham University. With representatives from all relevant academic and support service departments, and opportunities to explore college options, the open days provide our prospective undergraduates with the full experience of Durham University.

Please see the following page for further details and information on how to book a place:

Discover Durham Tours

Discover Durham tours offer a brief introduction to the University. The tour begins at one of our undergraduate colleges, where you will receive an introductory talk from a member of college staff, followed by a tour of the college by current students.

Overseas Visit Schedule

Department Information

School of Education


The School of Education at Durham University is an Ofsted-rated Outstanding Provider of Initial Teacher Education (rated in 2010/11 and again in 2012/13).

The core of our programme is the partnership between the University and schools. The course has been developed so that students are taught by primary education experts, using innovative and research informed methods to develop their knowledge and skills. Outstanding teachers require excellent subject and pedagogical knowledge, and our programme offers both academic and practical opportunities to develop both.

Our partnership with schools is firmly embedded within the programme, so students spend time in school throughout the course of study. Our network of primary schools covers a wide geographical area and a diverse range of schools. We operate a cluster model, where schools work in teams to offer a variety of teaching experiences to our students, putting into practice their professional learning. Our programme weaves together knowledge, skills and understandings from research, theory and practice-based experiences.


  • Rated as ‘Outstanding’ course by Ofsted in the most recent assessment in 2013.
  • 1st in the Complete University Guide 2018.
  • 2nd in The Guardian University Guide 2018.
  • 3rd in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

In the National Student Survey 2017 our students said that:

  • Our staff are good at explaining things (93%)
  • My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth (94%)
  • My course has provided me with opportunities to apply what I have learnt (94%)
  • I have been able to contact staff when I needed to (89%)