Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to possess a good honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent qualification approved by the University.

Additional requirement information

Experience of working in an educational setting or a relevant professional interest is also required.

Accredited prior learning

Applicants with up to 90 Level 7 credits (for example from a PGCE, National Professional Qualification or National SENCo Award) are eligible to apply for exemption from up to three modules.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study Education: Primary Science Leadership

This degree is designed for anyone involved in the leadership of primary science. It will support you as you develop your ability to reflect critically on the leadership of the primary science curriculum and learning.

The focus throughout the degree is on developing your understanding of the curriculum and leadership as a reflective practitioner. You’ll also gain knowledge of research methodologies by conducting a small-scale enquiry a specific issue you have an interest in.

Your research should lead you to evidence-informed innovation that will further your understanding of yours and your school's teaching practice.

Why St Mary's

We have a historic tradition of excellence in teacher education. This degree builds upon that and succeeds through its flexible structure, bespoke delivery and quality of teaching.

The team of tutors and lecturers that you'll be working with have backgrounds in teaching, management and leadership. They also have a wealth of experience in research and consultancy.

Primary Science Leadership is taught at the University and as a distance learning programme. You can choose to attend the monthly Saturday Schools either at St Mary’s or via video conferencing.

You'll apply your learning to practical situations within your own school and use your knowledge to drive effective change. The degree will also enable you to critically engage with the latest debates related to education.

You will have access to excellent online learning resources as well as a dedicated library for education students that has numerous study spaces, open access IT facilities and a café.

Education degree pathways

This degree is one pathway from within our Education Master's programme, which includes:

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Mary Mihovilovic