BA (Hons) Primary Studies with QTS

The University of South Wales has an enviable reputation for the quality of its newly qualified teachers. Designed to prepare you for the challenges of teaching, the BA (Hons) Primary Studies provides you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so you graduate as a confident and competent teacher.

Teaching in a primary school is a varied, exciting and demanding profession. School-based and university-based elements combine to develop a range of teaching skills, together with underpinning subject knowledge, understanding and skills. As part of the BA (Hons) Primary Studies, teacher training students are given the opportunity to undertake some of their school experience in the USA and Europe to help expand your educational understanding. The School of Education has links with the British School of Chicago, British School of Boston, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maitres in Epinal, France and the Prague British School.

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95% of our primary teaching students are in employment or further study within six months of graduation. (Graduate Destination Survey, 2014)

Work placements

Work placements are at the heart of our teacher training courses. We ensure that our students go on three teaching practices as part of the course.

What you will study

BA (Hons) Primary Studies is organised into two distinct areas – School based study and University based study.

School Based Study
You have school experiences in each year of the course, and will spend 24 weeks in total on school placements in a range of educational settings.

School based experiences are in carefully selected primary schools which operate in partnership with the University. The teacher training degree is taught in English, but if you’re fluent in Welsh, you may undertake some elements of University based work in Welsh and school experience in a Welsh-medium school....

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Work and Study Placements

As a student teacher you will have the opportunity to enrich your experience, with time spent in alternative education settings as well as the traditional primary school classroom. This will contribute to your 120-day-block school practical experience through the three years of study. You can learn more on our Pinterest board.

Settings include local integrated children’s centres and Gwent Wildlife Trust as well as overseas opportunities at the British School of Chicago, British School of...

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This course is taught at: Newport City Campus


UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time undergraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

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