BEd (Hons) Post-Primary
4 years, Full-Time
£4,750 per year (NI & ROI)
£9,250 per year (England, Scotland & Wales)
£20,800 per year (EU Other & International)
Department of Education, Northern Ireland (DENI), General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI)
Queen’s University, Belfast – Bachelor of Education (Hons)
Inspire and develop
The programme aims to prepare teachers who have:
|a vocation to care for children and a sensitivity towards their needs
|an enthusiasm for teaching and a commitment to the educative process;
|a belief in the promotion of equal opportunities, recognising differences occasioned by race, religion, sex, class or disability and the need to adopt non-discriminatory practices in all these respects;
|a willingness to learn and an openness to change and innovation;
|a lively mind and a range of cultural and other interests.
Students will also gain practical experience in a range of school environments and the opportunity to study abroad. For those students wishing to pursue a career in Irish Medium Education, the programme also allows for study through the Irish language and placement in Irish medium settings. As an addition to the programme, students may also study for the St Mary’s Certificate in Religious Education.
“St Mary’s is a warm, welcoming environment and all of the staff are friendly and approachable.”
What are the components of the degree?
For BEd Post-Primary students, the following elements are studied in all four years of the programme:
- Education Studies
- Key Skills (Literacy, Numeracy and Using ICT)
- Professional Development and School Experience
- Main subject study (including subject application) in a chosen subject area
A subsidiary subject (and subject application) is studied for the first two years, whilst in the final two years broader curricula priorities are studied.
The success of students is at the heart of St Mary’s. It is a teaching college that provides an inviting environment with a work force that encourages, assists and guides all students. St Mary’s offers a wide range of opportunities in sport, in the community and within the college. It’s not all about book work, St Mary’s ensures their students have fun too!
One aspect that stood out to me the most was the warmth of the people at St Mary’s. From the administrative staff to the students, everyone was approachable, kind, and genuinely interested in each other’s well-being. The tight-knit community made me feel like I was part of a big family. Overall, my experience at St Mary’s was incredibly positive. I highly recommend St Mary’s to anyone seeking an exceptional educational experience in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Classes are small allowing you to get to know your classmates and lecturers very well
How to Apply
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