University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

PGDE Secondary Teaching (English Medium) Mathematics

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Course summary

The course is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland, Moray, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross, and Shetland Islands Councils, each working with the university through their local campus. The course is also offered in partnership with Scottish Borders council, with applicants based in the Borders registered through Inverness College UHI. The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 18 weeks in professional practice in schools. The subjects listed below can be studied at the following campuses: Argyll College UHI (Oban); Inverness College UHI; Lews Castle College UHI (Stornoway); Moray College UHI; North Highland College UHI; Orkney College UHI; Perth College UHI; Shetland UHI; the Scottish Borders; or West Highland College UHI. • Biology and Science (code: X3BG) • Business Education (code: X3BS • Chemistry and Science (code: X3CS) • Computing Science (code: X3CO) • English (code: X3EN) • Gaelic* • Home Economics (code: X3HO) • Mathematics (code: X3MA) • Physics and Science (code: X3PS) • Technological Education (code: X3TC) • Art (code: X3AR) * not available at Perth or Scottish Borders Campuses* • Music (code: X3MS) * not available at Perth or Scottish Borders Campuses* • Religious Education (code: X3RG) * not available at Perth or Scottish Borders Campuses* • History (code: X3HS) * not available at Perth or Scottish Borders Campuses* The course is sometimes available at Lochgilphead (through Argyll College UHI) and at Benbecula (through Lews Castle College UHI). This decision is made annually and is dependent on the number of applicants in those areas.

Course details

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a relevant degree at undergraduate level or above. Preference will be given to those possessing a degree at Honours level, although consideration will also be given to those holding ordinary degrees. Please note: There are subject specific entry guidelines for secondary teaching stipulated by GTC Scotland and detailed in the Frequently Asked Questions document on the University website. It is essential that you read the Frequently Asked Questions prior to submitting your application: This course does not accept applications for deferred entry. Applicants must provide details of their degree, English and Mathematics qualifications within the application, as failure to do so will lead to automatic rejection.

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 in order to undertake this course. Applicants who have lived outside the UK for a period of six or more consecutive months in the past 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check(s) from all the relevant country(-ies) prior to enrolment on the programme.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000* Year 1
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1
EU £12360* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
International £12360* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU student commencing their studies from 2021-22 academic year, who do not have pre-settled or settled status in the UK, will be considered as international for tuition fee purposes. For 2021-22, the university offered an automatic scholarship of £3,000. A decision on scholarships for 2022-23 entry is still to be confirmed. Eligible EU students, with pre-settled/settled status, will be considered as home students for fee purposes and will be charged the Scotland-domiciled fee rate, which may be covered by the Scottish Government. To find out more please visit For full details on fees and funding please visit
PGDE Secondary Teaching (English Medium) Mathematics at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS