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Primary Education (5 - 11 years)

University of Birmingham

12 months
12633 EUR/year
12633 EUR/year
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The one year full-time PGCE in Primary Education (5 - 11 years) at University of Birmingham will prepare you for entry into the teaching profession as a reflective and critically aware practitioner through a significant emphasis on research-led teacher education.

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 The programme will include key elements delivered by staff from the University of Birmingham in Dubai supported by senior teachers in schools. It is designed to help you plan, teach and develop your classroom skills within the primary age range. 

Time within our teacher training programme will be spent developing necessary subject knowledge in English, Mathematics and Science alongside consideration of whole school issues such as Managing Behaviour.


Your University of Birmingham qualification is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends. 

Programme Structure


  • A variety of teaching styles and approaches to learning will be used in the teacher training programme. 
  • These include university-based lectures, small group seminars and workshops, school-based work with pupils and teachers, and work undertaken individually or with other groups of students. 
  • The specialist university tutors are experts in their field and will lead dedicated subject programmes. Assessment is based on coursework undertaken during the year.
  • The Primary English component will form an essential part of your work on the PGCE in Primary Education course. It has been designed to develop your skills in the planning, teaching and assessment of Primary English, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered by the University of Birmingham you will need to meet our general entry requirements. 

All applicants must have:

  • A degree (equivalent to a UK Bachelors Degree of at least 2:2 or above) or a recognised equivalent qualification and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded.
  • Proof of sufficient English and Mathematics from your high school leavers certificate (This should be the equivalent of a C grade at GCSE level, please allow us to help you clarify your equivalent grade).

Tuition Fee

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    12633 EUR/year
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    12633 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12633 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

The tuition fee is AED 57,427, which can be paid in instalments. 

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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