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BEd Post-Primary (Hons) with Religious Studies

Course Title

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)

Academic Year


Accreditation (and External Body Recognition)

Department of Education, Northern Ireland (DENI), General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI)

Awarding University and Degree Title

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 Marys College entrance steps with flower bed below

“St Mary’s is a warm, welcoming environment and all of the staff are friendly and approachable.”

Caitlin Haddock

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.

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How to Apply

Undergraduate Admissions are made directly to the college rather than through UCAS.

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