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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education is a four-year, Gaelic-medium undergraduate teacher education programme. The programme is designed for either Gaelic-medium primary teaching or secondary teaching (Gaelic as a subject) and includes 30 weeks of school experience: three weeks in year one of the programme, six weeks in year two, nine weeks in year three and twelve weeks in year four. Successful completion of this award will give you a direct route into Gaelic/Gaelic-medium teaching.

How to apply

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Sabhal Mor Ostaig
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

To gain entry to years 3 and 4 of the course, students are required to have completed year 2 of the course, with a DipHE in Gaelic and Related Subjects, and undertaken a satisfactory interview in accordance with guidelines for admission to Initial Teach Education courses in Scotland.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are subject specific entry guidelines for secondary teaching stipulated by GTC Scotland. These are available from the GTC Scotland website:

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members


Prior to the commencement of the course, you will be required to attend an interview in accordance with guidelines for admission to Initial Teacher Education in Scotland. Gaelic language skills will also be assessed at interview stage in order to place you on the appropriate first year course as a fluent speaker or learner

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13980 Year 1
International £13980 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at
Gaelic and Education at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS