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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)

You have the opportunity to create a thesis that is unique to what you are passionate about, you can tailor it to learn more about your craft and students.

Gain the preparation and qualifications needed for a variety of employment opportunities in educational environments by creating a research project in an area you are passionate about.

The program develops capacities required by teachers working in the information age, a time of rapid change where education is recognised as playing an increasingly important role in society. The program develops teachers across prep to year 6, spanning the Early and Middle Phases of Learning. In particular, the program focuses on the development of skills, understandings and attributes that enable graduates to demonstrate specialist abilities with respect to:

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Diversity and differentiated learning
  • Leadership and research
  • Connected practicum

Program highlights

  • High achieving students in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) can transfer into this program at the end of their third year and undertake advanced coursework and write a thesis.
  • Get early experience in classrooms. Spend 10 days in a school in your first year, where you'll observe and provide hands-on help.
  • Learn from the best. World-renowned educators will teach you flexible and creative ways to cater for the diverse learning needs of children.
  • Study with a smaller cohort and build a support network and strong friendships with your peers.

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • English and Literacy
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics and Numeracy
  • Science


Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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