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MA Primary Education with Scottish Studies

Catalog id : X1V2
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG

0 Months
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 Tuition fee

16700 GBP
9000 GBP
1820 GBP

Application fee

International 20 GBP
National 20 GBP
Education, The Moray House School
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
SAT (avg)1290
ACT (avg)27

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About this course

The MA (Hons) in Primary Education with Scottish Studies programme aims to support you to become an educator who will develop professional values of trust, respect, integrity and a commitment to the principles of social justice. Based in the Moray House School of Education, you will have the opportunity to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of learning, of children as individual learners, and of the pedagogies associated with the primary curriculum. Through extended and sustained professional practice, you will develop professional expertise, knowledge of the curriculum in action and a critical understanding of the complexities of school and community.

Additionally, the MA (Hons) in Primary Education with Scottish Studies offers you the opportunity to study within a department unique to the University of Edinburgh which hosts internationally renowned archives that are available for study and research.
The MA (Hons) in Primary Education with Scottish Studies programme is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). Upon graduation, all Scottish/EU and Rest of UK students are able to register with the GTCS as provisionally qualified teachers and guaranteed a one-year induction post in a Scottish school.

  • Career opportunities

MA (Hons) in Primary Education with Scottish Studies graduates usually go on to teach in Primary schools. Further qualifications can be gained through part-time post graduate study for those who wish to enhance their knowledge of teaching and learning and/or pursue leadership roles.

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Eligibility Criteria

Typical offer
The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AABB.
  • A Levels: AAB.
  • IB: 34 points (grades 655 at HL).

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. Higher English required (if English at Grade C, then Mathematics at Grade B expected). National 5: Mathematics at Grade B. For alternative acceptable Mathematics qualifications please contact the Admissions Office.
  • A Levels: ABB including English or Mathematics. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B, English Language and English Literature both at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects including English. SL: Mathematics at Grade 5.

Additional requirements

  • It is important that applicants for our primary and secondary education programmes are able to show commitment, motivation and suitability for their chosen degree programme.
  • This can be demonstrated through relevant work experience with children, reflecting on this experience and explaining your understanding of the role of a teacher.


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Course Modules

Year 1
You will study 40 credits each of primary studies, educational studies and Scottish studies. Primary education courses include placements in schools.

Year 2
As Year 1.

Year 3
You will undertake a year-long school placement in a Scottish primary school, experience a range of stages and develop professional skills and abilities to prepare for your induction year. You will also study 20 credits each of primary studies and educational studies on a recall basis.

Year 4
You will study primary studies, educational studies (including a dissertation) and Scottish studies. Primary education courses include placements in schools.

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How to Apply

  • Protecting Vulnerable Groups

All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

  • All applications to the University for full-time study must be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
  • You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, your personal statement and your reference.
  • To ensure your application is considered you should apply by the relevant deadline, 15 January 2017.

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