Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM033: Primary Curriculum Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level6
Credits ECTS Value0
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks), term 2 (12 weeks) and term 3 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Rob Bowker (Lecturer)




Educational & Professional Studies module (EPSM000)

Primary Professional Learning (EDUM034)

+ one of the Primary Pathway modules (ESCM004, EHUM009, EEDM009, EMAM009, ESYM001, EMLM008, EARM002, EDUM061)

Available via distance learning


The Curriculum Studies is a non–credit bearing module and links with the Professional Learning module (EDUM034). The lectures and seminars take place over 12 weeks during the Autumn term. Each week you will cover the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. You will also cover foundation subjects of Humanities, Art, PE, Music, ML and Computing. The module is designed to help to enable you to meet the Teachers’ Standards for QTS (2012) as specified by the National Council for Teaching and Learning (NCTL). The lectures and seminars will give you an introduction to the underlying theories, knowledge and practice of each subject within professional contexts. Diagnostic subject knowledge audits are given in the core subjects and you are expected to address areas of weakness. Peer specialist support is encouraged both in and outside the seminar sessions.

You will undertake a limited period of school based work during the Autumn term and an extended period of school based work during the Spring and Summer terms, in which you will have opportunities to put into practice and extend those elements of the taught course.

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