BEd (Hons)/MEd (Hons) Primary Education aim to educate creative and critically reflective practitioners able to engage in the complexities of education for the twenty-first century, whilst ensuring compliance with the latest requirements of the Department for Education. The breadth of the programme, which covers the core curriculum subjects, the full range of wider foundation subjects and a specialist subject study, ensures that the programme is demanding and thorough, and meets the needs of employers. Members of the programme team offer rich experience, expertise and enthusiasm to nurture you through your academic and professional journey. All students complete a common Year 1 and 2; in Year 2, with experience of both the taught programme and teaching in schools, you select whether to pursue a three- or four-year route. This flexibility supports your personal academic and professional development opportunities. The four-year route allows you to further enhance and enrich your professional practice and offers the opportunity to gain up to 120 Level 7 Masters credits before taking up employment in a first teaching post. The programme aims are addressed through three key interdisciplinary themes, chosen for their relevance to the graduate primary teacher: identity, perspectives and relationships. The three interrelated themes provide a unifying structure to our professional educational programme, which combines the development of effective and skilled practice with analytical awareness and critique. The programme’s approach is underpinned by tenets of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. You are nurtured to reflect on your educational values as you develop into enthusiastic, creative and respectful educators, equipped to respond to the needs of children and to engage with wider aspects of schooling such as citizenship and sustainability.