Education - BEd (Hons) Primary exchange modules

We offer a range of BEd (Hons) Primary courses with an outstanding reputation. Most of our graduates become newly qualified teachers in primary schools around Britain, and beyond. Skills gained through the courses enable graduates to pursue careers where good organisational, communication and social skills are valued.

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying BEd (Hons) Primary at the University of Plymouth. Further information can be found on individual course pages:

  • BEd (Hons) Primary (Art and Design)
  • BEd (Hons) Primary (Early Childhood Studies)
  • BEd (Hons) Primary (English)
  • BEd (Hons) Primary (Humanities)
  • BEd (Hons) Primary (Mathematics)
  • BEd (Hons) Primary (Music)
  • BEd (Hons) Primary (Physical Education)
  • BEd (Hons) Primary (Science)
  • BEd (Hons) Primary (Special Educational Needs)
  • Core modules in English, maths and science 

    First year, semester 1:

    • EESX425 - Core 1 English (20 credits)

    First year, semester 2:

    •  ECSM422 – An introduction to core maths and science (20 credits)
    Second year semesters 1 and 2:

    •  EMES532 – Developing confidence and pedagogy in English, maths and science (30 credits)
    Third year, semester 1: 

    • EEMS612 – core module (30 credits)

    Art and design

    All modules are 20 credits

    First year, semester 1: 

    • ESSP421AD – Refining art and design subject knowledge and understanding of core values of art through practical art activities linked to primary art education.

    Second year, semester 2:

    • ESSP521AD - research into what good learning in art and design looks like form theoretical positions such as ideas associated with ‘growth mind et’ and ‘situated / studio learning’ 

    Third year, semester 1:

    • ESLR621AD – Becoming a research-active subject leader for art and design. Generic leadership module with no practical studio work but opportunity to focus upon what is distinctive about leadership in art and design (including challenges for leaders of broader curriculum subjects) in primary education

    Early childhood studies 

    First year, semester 1:

    • ESSP421EC -Young children’s worlds (20 credits)     

    Second year, semester 2:

    • ESSP521EC - Joining in and making sense (20 credits)  

    Education studies 

    First year, semester 1:

    • EEES413 Education studies (20 credits)  

    Second year, semester 1:  

    • EEES513 Education studies (20 credits)                 

    Third year, semester 2: 

    • EEES613 – Visions and values in education (20 credits) 


    First year, semester 1:

    • ESSP421En - Y1 English specialists, drama and children's literature (20 credits)

    Second year, semester 2:

    • ESSP521EN – Year 2 English Specialists (20 credits)


    First year, semester 1:   

    •  ESSP421 – Year 2 Specialist Module  (20 credits)
    Second year, semester 2:  
    • ESSP521HU – Year 2 Specialist Module  (20 credits)


    First year, semester 1:

    • ESSP421Ma – Maths Specialism Year One How to use maths in the primary setting (20 credits)

    Second year, semester 2:  

    • ESSP521Ma – Maths Specialism Year Two Higher level maths (20 credits)

    Third year, semester 1: 

    • ESLR621Ma – Becoming a maths subject leader in a primary school (20 credits)


    All modules are 20 credits 

    Second year, semester 2:
    • ESSP521MU – Specialism for Primary Music 
    Third year, semester 1:
    • ESLR621MU – How to be a subject leader in music
    Third year, semesters 1 and 2:
    • ESSD630MU – Research Module for music education 

    Physical education (PE) 

    First year, semester 1:
    • ESSP421PE – specialist PE 
    Second year, semester 2:
    • ESSP521PE –  specialist PE
    Third Year, semesters 1 and 2:

    • ESSD620PE – Year Three PE Research Module 


    Second year, semester 2:

    • ESSP521SC - A scientific research project with explicit links to becoming a teacher of Science in the Primary setting.

    Special educational needs (SEN) 

    First year, semester 1:

    • ESSP421SN - SEN specialism, an overview of the UK SEND code of practice 
    Second year, smester 2:
    • ESSP521SN - small scale research based in a special school setting 

    Non-core modules

    EBCB424 and EBCB524: Introduction to the Broader Curriculum subjects in the primary curriculum (such as history, religious education, geography, physical education, music, art, PHSE, design and technology and modern foreign languages.).

    • First year, semesters 1 and 2 - EBCB424
    • Second year, semesters 1 and 2 - EBCB524