Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education - English


Degree in Primary Education to the UAB

The Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education aims to provide basic training needed to work as a teacher of the 6 to 12 year age group in compulsory education. The degree is based on the teaching methods of Rosa Sensat, known throughout the country for her tasks as an educator and teacher. It shares the same study plan (objectives, subjects and curricular contents) with the degree in Primary Education in Catalan, with the aim of training professionals prepared to teach within the context of the Catalan school system. Lectures are taught mostly in English.

The degree offers general training with the possibility of choosing from four specialisations: Foreign Languages, Physical Education, Musical Education and Special Educational Needs.

The syllabus includes training in the areas of Education Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Teaching Methods, with a series of work placements done either in primary schools or adult education centres. There is a high demand to enrol in this degree. Ninety per cent of our students complete the degree and 97% of them enter the workforce.

The importance this degree has for the UAB is demonstrated by the fact that it forms part of the Campus of International Excellence's strategic line of action, the Education and Training Cluster which was designed as a space for long-lasting improvements and innovations.

Student Profile

The ideal student for this course should have the following qualities:

  • Motivation for the education and training of schoolchildren.
  • Responsible and able to work in a team and form relationships.
  • Observant and able to listen, argue, communicate, negotiate and reach agreements.
  • Organised and methodological and at the same time creative and flexible with the capacity for analysis and to respond to complex situations.
  • It is recommended that you have a broad knowledge in the scientific areas of the matters you wish to teach in.
  • Good command of the official languages (Catalan and Spanish).
  • If you wish to enrol in the degree in Primary Education in English, it is recommended that your level of English corresponds to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Although you will not need to pass any exams to be admitted to this degree, you will need to develop your skills in English and reach a minimum level of B2 (for example, by passing exams CLUC certificate, fifth course of the Official Language School or the CFC certificate) during your first year, and Level C1 (EOI-C1 or CAE certificates) during your third year.
To be admitted to the degree you must pass a personal aptitude test (Prova d'aptitud personal) which, starting in the 2017/18 academic year, will consist in two tests. One will assess your communicative and critical reasoning skills and the other, your logical-mathematical skills. More information on the personal aptitude test

Career options

The main role of these graduates is the regulated and basic education of children (6 to 12 years). The main areas of employment for graduates are:

  • Primary Education.
  • Adult education centres.
  • Hospital classrooms.
  • Penitentiary classrooms.
  • World specialisation.
  • Teaching departments in cultural centres.
  • Non-formal teaching facilities.

Teaching staff list

Check the list of teachers

Support tutorials

Plan de acción tutorial


ECTS methodology consists of continued assessment of all academic work done by students.


Lectures for the group in English will be given in the afternoons.

Academic calendar

Calendario Académico

Learning resources

Learning resources

Faculty of Education
Bellaterra Campus
Pre-enrolment code: 21102
75 places
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Language: English (the language the degree is offered in will be stated in the European Diploma Supplement), Catalan and Spanish
Price per credit: 25.27 euros
Classroom-based learning
Period of study: Year-long
Part-time or full-time: Full-time dedication. Part-time option available.
Title of qualification awarded: Bachelor's degree in Primary Education
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