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Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses

University of Durham
School of Education

Address School of Education, Leazes Road, Durham, DH1 1TA, UK
Tel. No. +44 (0) 191 334 8310
Fax No. +44 (0) 191 334 8311
E-mail address
Courses Undergraduate
BA (Hons) Education Studies
BA (Ed) Primary Teaching: General
BSc (Ed) Primary Teaching: ICT specialist
Postgraduate (Taught)
PGCE Primary (also first year of MAQTS)
PGCE Secondary (also first year of MAQTS)
MA (Ed) with Qualified Teacher Status (MAQTS) – Part time
MA (Ed) Modular Programme- Part time
MA in Research Methods (Education)- Full or Part time
Taught Doctor of Education (EdD) –Full or Part time.
Research can be undertaken at Masters and PhD level.
Date of Commencement Undergraduate Courses commence in October
Postgraduate Courses commence in September/October
Cost/Fees Please contact the School of Education for latest information
National/Overseas students Undergraduate: 558 : 2
Postgraduate: 451 : 120
Men/Women Postgraduate: 197 : 374
Age range 18-50 +
Contact person for application Lynn Carrington


Programme Description

Undergraduate Programmes BA (Hons) Education Studies.
3 years full-time.
Typical Entry Requirements: ABB at A level or equivalent qualifications

BA (Ed) Primary Teaching-General.
3 years full-time course leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Typical Entry Requirements: BBC

BSc (Ed) Primary Teaching-ICT.
3 years full-time course leading to QTS.
Typical Entry Requirements: BBC

International students Entry Requirements:

An adequate command of written and spoken English and at least one of the following:
- English Language at GCSE or O level (Grades A,B or C)
- A score of 6.5 in the IELTS test
- A pass in the NEAB University Entrance test in English (Grade 1)
- An equivalent qualification

Applications available through the British Council Offices or via the UCAS web site -

Postgraduate Programmes

PGCE Primary.
1 year full-time course leading to QTS
Designed for those who wish to train as Primary School teachers (ages 4-11)
Is also the first year of the MAQTS programme.

PGCE Secondary.
1 year full-time course leading to QTS
Designed for those who wish to train as Secondary School teachers (ages 11-18)
Subject specialisms: Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, Maths, Music, Modern Languages, PE, Physics, and RE.
Is also the first year of the MAQTS programme.

MA (Ed) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
1 year full-time (PGCE year) plus 2 years part-time. October start. Only available to students studying for the PGCE at Durham.

MA (Ed) modular programme
1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time. October start - modules taught over weekends to enable working students to attend.

MA Research Methods (Education)
1 year full-time. New course providing research training for those with an interest in educational research.

Taught Doctor of Education (EdD)
3 years full-time or 4-6 years part-time with research and taught elements. The EdD is taught in Singapore, Hong Kong and in the UK either through evening and weekend lectures or at summer schools.

Postgraduate Research

1 year full time or 2 years part-time. Maximum thesis length 40,000 words

2 years full-time or 1 year full-time plus 1 year part-time or 3 years part-time. Maximum thesis length 60,000 words

3 years full-time or 1 year full-time plus 4 years part-time or 6 years part-time. Maximum thesis length 100,000.

For all research degrees there are three closing dates for applications:
1 August to start at Durham on 1 October
1 November to start at Durham on 1 January
1 February to start at Durham 1 April

About the School of Education

The School of Education has much to offer prospective students. We are proud to have been awarded 23 out of a possible of 24 points for the quality of our teaching by the Quality Assurance Agency and our research is recognised for its international quality with a Grade 5 rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise.

The School is situated in spacious grounds overlooking the small, medieval city of Durham and in purpose-built accommodation at Queen’s Campus, Stockton. Durham itself is not far from Northumberland, the Lake District and the busy city of Newcastle.

While our standards are high, we’ve always welcomed students from all walks of life, those changing career direction or looking for further professional development as well as recent school or university graduates. Please contact the School of Education for the latest information about the courses we offer.


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