Year of entry
3 years, full time
Option to go on an international exchange
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Optional Estimate: £600How are these costs calculated?
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
Placement CostsHow are these costs calculated?
The University will organise your placements - we do not expect you to do this. Starting with the trainees term time postcode we match this with placement offers from schools. Trainees are expected to travel up to 1.5 hours each way from where they live and to arrive in their school 45 minutes before the school day commences. Travel by public transport may involve a number of changes e.g. train and bus. We take into consideration special circumstances such as, disabilities, cultural requirements and medical conditions. In addition, we match carefully to ensure a breadth of experience across different key stages. You will need to budget for travel costs to your placement. You may be able to claim back a contribution if you do not have a bursary or you have to travel over a specified distance set by the Faculty. You may also need to budget for student membership of professional bodies.
Compulsory Estimate: 0 to 135 depending on your status. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details - http://www.mmu.ac.uk/dbs /How are these costs calculated?
DBS Checks - Before starting on your course, you must undergo a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced Disclosure). At the time of going to press, you do not have to pay for your first DBS check. If you cannot attend a DBS session at the University before the start of the course, you can use the UK Post Office Document Certification Service, which costs approximately £10. If you are not a UK citizen, or if you have lived in one country outside the UK for six or more months in the last five years, you must where this is possible obtain a police clearance certificate from the country in which you resided, in addition to the Disclosure and Barring Service check. You must supply a certified translation if the certificate does not automatically include this. Costs vary and can include fingerprint and translation fees where required. Returning students, who have already had a DBS certificate from Manchester Met and who need a second DBS certificate, for example, due to a suspension of study, are required to pay the DBS fee. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details and for current DBS fees: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/dbs /You may also need to budget for student membership of professional bodies.
Department of Primary Teacher Education
The Faculty of Education has a national reputation for training teachers which has been established over 100 years.
Successful completion of this three year, full-time degree course leads to *recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to work in the 3-11 age range with the explicit identification of Mathematics as a subject specialism. Mathematics is a national shortage subject and a stated government priority meaning that specialist teachers are in high demand.
Trainees gain experience at every key stage, ensuring they are prepared to teach any year group and that they understand how early years fits with key stages 1 and 2.
This element, together with the emphasis placed on practice placements, enhances future employability. Training is structured progressively, developing student teachers who are critical and reflective thinkers and who use research to inform their practice. We aim to develop confident teachers who will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusion.
Trainees will study all the main elements of the BA Primary Education programme (Core, Teaching Studies and Foundation subject units), together with four units (two each in years 2 and 3) focused entirely on mathematics. These will comprise of two distinct, but intertwining stands: personal subject knowledge and understanding of mathematics and teaching, learning and assessment in primary mathematics.
All students have the voluntary, self-funded, option to study for the Catholic Teaching Certificate following QTS.
*We will inform the Department of Education (DfE) once our students are eligible for QTS. This will be awarded automatically on our recommendation - graduates do not need to undertake further tests or study.
BA (Hons) Primary Education is also offered at Manchester.
Your career prospects after the course
After graduating you could find yourself working in a range of educational roles and settings, such as early years, primary schools, secondary schools, learning support, inclusive eductation and special educational needs and management.
Mathematics is a national shortage subject with demand for specialist teachers. We have established links with a thriving community of specialist mathematics teachers in primary schools through our Centre for STEM Education and MaST programme.
Graduates may choose to continue professional development to Masters or Doctorate level. The Faculty of Education offers a full-time Masters programme, with awards in: Education Studies; Inclusive Education and Disability; Educational Leadership Management; Childhood and Youth and Education and Society (MRes). In addition, there is a professional development programme of 23 part-time awards to Masters level, including MSc STEM Education.
The University's Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) welcomes applications for Doctor of Education and MPhil.
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known