Prepare for a career as an English primary specialist as we introduce you to drama and the wonderful world of children’s literature. Take the opportunity to explore wider definitions of literacy, including its cultural and social aspects and the impact of new technologies on reading ability and habits. Gain valuable classroom experience and engage with teaching methods shaped by our professional and research expertise while also taking the lead in your own research projects. * 100 per cent of students were in work/study six months after finishing and 90 per cent of those in employment six months after the course were in a professional/managerial job (source: 2016 DLHE survey results available on Unistats*). * Launch your career – integrated Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) means you can begin your teaching career immediately. * Gain invaluable practical experience teaching in schools across the South West, equipping yourself with the professional skills you need to be a successful, confident primary school teacher. * Stand out from the crowd: your subject specialism will enable you to be a subject leader in schools. * Boost your employability – throughout the programme you’ll be supported in preparing for interviews and entering the workplace. * Expand your horizons, enhance your practical experience and set yourself above the competition by taking the opportunity to teach and study abroad. * Benefit from studying a course rated 'Good' by Ofsted (2013/2014) and learning from an academic team who are leading the way in their subjects, carrying out research that turns heads worldwide. * Learn from and work alongside the nationally known authors we invite to the University. * Join us in producing our annual Shakespeare4Kidz play for local primary school children. * Take advantage of our strong links with national bodies such as the United Kingdom Literacy Association, and see your research published in internationally recognised peer reviewed journals.