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BEd Primary (Hons) with Irish

Course Title

BEd (Hons) Primary


4 years, Full-Time


£4,710.00 per year,
£9,250.00 per year (England, Scotland, Wales, Islands, EU excluding ROI),
£18,800 per year (Overseas)

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.

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“Progressing to a point where I felt more comfortable writing my assignments, and having my scores reflecting that, made me quite happy because it showed the hard work was being rewarded.”

Keiko O’Brien

What are the components of the degree?

For BEd 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

Curriculum Studies is undertaken for three of the four years, whilst Subject Study (including subject application) in a chosen subject area is undertaken for the first three years.

Collectively, the range of learning experiences we provide enables our students to develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life as a professional teacher, whilst also enhancing their development as independent, lifelong learners.

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How to apply

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